Friday, March 23, 2012

To beard or not to beard

So the big news in my life is that I shaved my goatee off. Yes I'll give you a moment to pick your jaw up off the floor...
Ok. Yes so the obvious question is why? Well honestly I've had it for about ten years. I decided to mix things up. I gave it a final hurrah and let it grow pretty long. There are pics on my facebook. Then I chopped it off and realized I have a butt on my chin. Yes I have a small cleft in my chin. Immediately I regretted my decision. At that moment I said I'm growing it back. After cooling down, I decided lets go a week without it. I have to say I'm glad I did.

Honestly I think my face looks better with the facial hair. However I was shocked at how many good comments I've been getting. People kept telling me how young I look. I felt great. Now granted 90% of these people are men but I'm sure the ladies will come around. (I hope lol.) Truth is I also feel younger, more motivated. Motivated to watch what I eat and get in better shape. Motivated to play hockey again. People are telling me how much more jovial I am. I feel it. Could my beard have been binding me? Nah I don't believe that stuff. However I believe the act of shaving it had some impact. Sending a message to myself that things need to change for me to be better. I think this year is going to be a good one. If this is the last year of existence I'm glad I'm feeling great about it.