What’s the endgame?

So for the last couple weeks, I’ve been working on something, and I feel that I’m in a pivotal moment in this project’s development… but I’m not quite sure where to go from here.

There are a few things that I’m good at, and unfortunately even fewer of them are things that will earn me a paycheck. The subject of this post is not one of those few money-makers: the subject is my beard.

A few weeks ago, I decided to start growing a beard again. This is something I discovered that I excelled at in College.

A common misconception is that just anyone can grow a proper beard, and that all they need to do is not shave for a while: this train of thought is fallacious and, quite honestly, insulting.

“Bringing sexy back” MY EYE

Proper beards require love and attention and, most of all, grooming. Sometimes, cheek hair grows slower than hair on the jawline, you can never let it the hairline get too far down your neck, and you’ve got to keep an eye on stragglers that pop up farther up your cheeks. You see what I’m getting at? There’s a SCIENCE to this, a way to do it right, and I’m good at doing it right.

But now that I’ve successfully cultivated a beard again, I have no idea where to go from here. I found myself looking in the mirror this morning, wondering out loud “What now?”

I’ve gotten a few suggestions, along with pictorial guides of classic facial hair, but all of these are either things I’ve already done, or were suggestions offered in jest (and would garner me even less respect than I get already)… so I’m kind of at a loss for what to do.

For now, I’ll just stay the course: I can stay bearded for a while without going stir-crazy. I’m still pretty flabbergasted that the feeling to do something, anything, with my facial hair as long as it wasn’t “beard” hit me so hard just this morning. That hasn’t happened since that one time in College when I shaved my head for a few weeks.

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