So missing a blog post on the first day of the month might not be a great sign for my productivity going forward. But I was busy at my friend’s 21st birthday party, so I’ll just consider it a quick break.
Clearly not a very long break however, as here I am again to share my thoughts of the day with the world.
My thoughts today are potentially more interesting than most. Or at least more game-changing for me personally.
As you can tell by my featured image, I shed some fur today.
I decided to shave my beard off.
It has actually been a long time coming, all things considered. I started growing my beard out almost two years ago as part of a ‘No Shave November’ competition held by the Daily Titan.
Fun fact, I won that contest. Got myself a bottle of shaving cream out of it.
Since then I decided to keep my hair grown out. I liked the more mature look and it gave me the chance to practice adult things like trimming and shaping my hair.
So for about a year-and-10-months now, I have been far away from the baby face I once was, always seen as the youngest person in whatever environment I came into.
But I’ve always been somewhat unhappy with the beard. It was my first time trying to grow anything out and it wound up coming in rather patchy, especially on my chin.
After having a bit of a heart-to-heart with my sister last night, I decided it was time to finally go clean once again.
Of course I captured the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots, anticipating this would make for a good blog post today.
Thus, here I am after waking up this morning. Fully bearded:
Nice and scruffy. Truly befitting the Super Beard Bros fandom.
First step was taking a trimmer to the forest on my face. As per Aly’s request, I tried doing some more silly looks along the way.
Here’s me with a soul patch and a mustache:
As you can tell I can’t really stop laughing because I look like a total loser this way.
So I quickly trimmed it down some more. Starting with the beard, that way I could just be soul patch man:
Also not really me, but it looked better than with the mustache. Though the mustache was still pretty heavily rooted in there.
So once everything was trimmed down, I finally took a more close-shaving razor to my cheeks and came out like this:
Welcome back, baby face.
Obviously it’s still a little rough around the edges, but I think I’ll solve that by taking a second pass at shaving either tonight or tomorrow after a shower.
Other things I’m sure you’ll notice include my eyebrows, which I had some help plucking so I didn’t look like Ed from Ed, Edd and Eddy, the much more bright-and-shiny look in my eyes as it’s clear I’ve woken up more by then and some of the acne earthed up by removing the bearded coating that once protected it.
Hopefully that last part will clear up in time now that it’s exposed and I can work at cleaning it more.
But yes, welcome back baby face Jason. I hope it’s a look you all enjoy, because now that I’ve gone to the effort of cleaning up I might as well keep it for a while.
Who knows, maybe with everything more clear it’ll be that much more obvious when I lose more weight and my double chin disappears. Hopefully.
Before I end this off, I would also like to give an extra special shout out to my sister, who hung out with me throughout the process of shaving and took all of my photos so I didn’t look like an idiot taking selfies in the mirror.
You’re the best, Aly. Love you ❤️
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