Thursday, May 15, 2014

A 365 day Challenge

You know how you stand there and watch the whirling colors of strange clothes wiz past while waiting for your clothes to round the mechanized bend; to finally come into view of the young Korean guy with the skinny waist? As you wait at the dry cleaner for what it seems to be a lifetime you see other's choices in clothes. "Wow, someone owns a realtor-like blazer in THAT color??" As you start to be all judgy on how anyone would come back to claim a lime green faux silk cowboy shirt, your collection of plaid flannel comes into view.  Like no one has ever stood there, checking out the hot Korean, and judged anyone who would own seven flannel shirts, all in differing shades of red.

 This is how I feel people are reacting to my beard.

It started on my Birthday, a personal challenge lasting 365 days. I wouldn't  shave for 365 days. I would see if I could go a full year into a life of beardedness.  It has been 107 days since Tuesday, January 28, 2014, and I am now sporting full-on face fur.  I am now beginning to notice that my furry face has drawn out a lot of people wanting to talk, debate, and even judge my "secret" challenge.  Like the plastic wrapped wardrobes spinning past me at the dry cleaner. It seems anyone can offer their opinion.  Please know, I'm not complaining, it has been amazing to see how individual's expressing opinions are more a refection of their own selves.

Love it, or hate it. I have 257 more days.




Pac said...

I didn't know you were doing it as a challenge. I only pledged to keep mine until the "Escape to Bear Mountain" camping trip in July. But since that seems to have fallen through, I should probably shave. And diet.

anne marie in philly said...


Blobby said...

when you say no shaving, do also mean no trimming, Grizzly Adams?

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome!! cn

Ur-spo said...

I am always partial to whiskers.

Erik Rubright said...

It looks good on you. I need to trim mine though, some strange lady yesterday said I look like a mountain man.