Not much has changed in a month, though I guess it’s a little thicker and a bit longer now, and definitely a little healthier because I’ve been using beard oil. Yes, beard oil is a thing that exists and it’s great!
I keep getting so many comments, mostly of wonder (e.g. why are you doing it) or people who think they’re funny with Duck Dynasty or ZZ Top jokes. Others think that I’m just simply hopping on the beard bandwagon, not realizing that I’ve had facial hair in one form or another for roughly 15 years. Then there are the people who are fully supportive of me growing it out, wishing they can grow one as well, but don’t, for whatever reasons.
Encouragement and questions are great, but in a nutshell, I’m just simply doing this for me. It’s a test of my patience if nothing else. I’m so very anxious to see what shape it takes and how long it will get as it grows (untrimmed, I used to groom it regularly) for a year, but I’m forced to wait and see. :)