This year I decided that I would also grow a beard. I'm not sure how this tradition started but I recall my uncle had kept his beard once and last year my brother did. So I thought I would do it this year.
But this beard has been drawing too much attention everywhere I go. Often I am asked why I haven't shaved and I just say I'm keeping my beard for lent. And then the conversation turns to the customs of lent and why the beard and how its unhygienic and its not helping anyone etc.
In just a week I'm starting to get fed up with this additional attention and I'm considering getting a clean shave. But then I'm afraid I'll have to deal with questions on why I gave up so easily? I'm in such a dilemma over whether I should continue growing my beard or get a clean shave.
Anyway its too late now but I'll try to post a pic of my beard so far tomorrow.