For this blog I thought I’d write about something slightly different, Getting other people’s opinions from family, friends and even the girlfriend.
So let’s start with what does my daughter think about the beard! “I thinks it’s cute.” (I’m sure she’s after something and trying to make it into my good books) she then said she liked my face with or without a beard. She later informed me that all of her classmates are aware her Daddy has a beard. (Of course this made me smile)
Now what does the girlfriend think of the beard? Someone who never liked beards to begin with, have I changed her mind or am I one of a kind? (Beard wise of course 😉)
…. “Before, looking at beards I’d ask isn’t it better to be clean shaven? How long are they trying to make their beard? And then I met you! Firstly without the beard and I felt you didn’t have anything distinctive and lacked in confidence. And as the beard grew, the confidence grew with the beard! Now you lift you head up, tall and proud. I feel this is because of your beard, either it has given you confidence or you are avoiding it getting caught in your clothes. It has become a statement! Whether you are in casual clothes or suited and booted for date night, the beard can carry itself off!”
What do my friends think of the beard?
Well it’s always a talking point whenever we get together. We constantly compare if they have grown a beard, but in admiration of my beard. (Said proudly of course) We discuss the length, then reminisce my growth and the journey the beard has undertaken! They do love a good beard stroke, and that is definitely a term of beard endearment in my group of friends!
And finally what do my family think of my lucious beard? Definitely when the beard was starting out they made jokes, “when are you going to shave that mess?” And asked me if I’m not earning enough to buy a razor. But now it has definitely changed to a part of me. They have officially accepted the beard and it’s attachment to my face 😀 Now they see the fear I have to shave the beard and lose my chin warmer.
Overall i feel it’s beardiful to see that family friends, girlfriend and anyone I meet have definitely changed their opinions for the better about beards. I’ve seen it start out as a joke and now become something to be proud of. To know people admire the beard and encourage others to grow a beard is a wonderful feeling.
As always please remember I am Shaving my beard in aid of a charity I really believe is doing great things. If you can donate anything that’s wonderful, please head over to www.justgiving.com/beardshaving and check out my Instagram @roddersbeardblog
Thanks for reading!