To grow or not to grow?

For any man 20 and older with a shorter beard (or any facial hair style) and prior beard experience who wants to show off his beard and share his experience.
ajmcbride81
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ajmcbride81
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Joined: December 19th, 2014, 3:02 am

January 16th, 2018, 9:26 pm #121

I think it filled in nicely. 13 weeks, like stated above, is a good goal to set. Shows you some of your potential but I noticed some of my thinner spots filling in up to about 6 months. Good luck with your journey.

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tlking29
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tlking29
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Joined: October 26th, 2017, 12:32 pm

January 16th, 2018, 10:22 pm #122

ajmcbride81 wrote: I think it filled in nicely.  13 weeks, like stated above, is a good goal to set.  Shows you some of your potential but I noticed some of my thinner spots filling in up to about 6 months.  Good luck with your journey.

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Thanks so much for your info AJ! I hear that slow growers are coming as reinforcements in time.  That just simply amazes me but a very welcome news indeed. I forget about that sometimes.  Thanks for the reminder! 6 months is a long time to finally see some spots filling in. I guess there continues to be hope!! 
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Slybeard
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Slybeard
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January 16th, 2018, 10:33 pm #123

I can attest to that.  The 13 weeks is just enough time to establish a beard and have an idea of how it will look.  But they do continue to improve.
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tlking29
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January 17th, 2018, 2:05 pm #124

That's really great to know slybeard! Very encouraging. 
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johnsow30
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January 17th, 2018, 3:55 pm #125

Your beard really has come into it's own.  As others have said, it will continue to improve.
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bmwkiz
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bmwkiz
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Joined: April 22nd, 2014, 12:52 am

January 17th, 2018, 4:07 pm #126

what a great thread that grew a fantastic beard. i enjoyed reading it and watching your mental progress as well as your growth of the beard. love that your wife is on board! that’s huge to the bearded life. looking forward to seeing more development!


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Old Soldier
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Joined: June 13th, 2017, 1:03 am

January 17th, 2018, 4:24 pm #127

Grow it.....


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tlking29
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January 17th, 2018, 6:37 pm #128

Thanks guys...Johnsow, bmwkiz & Old Soldier! Sure appreciate your encouragement. Wouldn't it be great if we could just "fast forward" our growth process. But I will admit that I am enjoying this journey. Every week or every other week, especially, I see gains and improvement. Sorta like life. We don't see changes over night nor immediately but with our lives in order and doing things right things begin to change and improvements do come. Beard growth teaches us a lot about life too. Strange. 
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tlking29
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January 21st, 2018, 9:44 pm #129

Excited! I've reached the end of 13 weeks today. Now, grow on till I reach my goal...achieve a nice looking beard that I'm comfortable with. I'm sharing my week 4 pic and my pic today. I am amazed and excited to share my progression to any out there that are discouraged with their beard pattern. If I can grow it you can too! Thanks for all your support. God bless!

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bmwkiz
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Joined: April 22nd, 2014, 12:52 am

January 21st, 2018, 9:49 pm #130

Congratulations on making it. Sure looks great! Looks like you’re heading over to the established side! Congrats again. Nicely done.


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tlking29
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January 21st, 2018, 9:53 pm #131

bmwkiz wrote: Congratulations on making it. Sure looks great! Looks like you’re heading over to the established side! Congrats again. Nicely done.


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Thanks so much! It was not easy at times but persistence, patience and perseverance paid off! 
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Beardo78
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Joined: December 1st, 2017, 2:07 am

January 22nd, 2018, 5:11 am #132

Congrats Pastor! As an Eagles fan, I dont approve of the star tee. Lol But what i can say is ive been following your journey and its been awesome. You've come a long way as youve shown already. One last thing...Go Eagles!

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tlking29
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January 22nd, 2018, 5:15 am #133

Beardo78 wrote: Congrats Pastor! As an Eagles fan, I dont approve of the star tee. Lol But what i can say is ive been following your journey and its been awesome. You've come a long way as youve shown already. One last thing...Go Eagles!

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Haha!! Thanks Beardo...I must say...I have to admit, even if it kills me...the Eagles are legit. lol! I am definitely wanting them to win the Super Bowl this year. So, congrats to you and your Eagles! Thanks for the compliments as well, it is much appreciated. 
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PMKinFTW
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Joined: January 16th, 2014, 2:57 pm

January 22nd, 2018, 12:31 pm #134

Well done!  Congratulations on hitting the first goal!  So do you feel ready for the Established side?  let us know and we'll get your thread moved over to Short Beards.
"If you want to look like the people next door, you're probably smothering yourself and your dreams." ~ Clive Barker
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Taming the Wild Stache

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Camp Bowie Beard Co. / My Etsy Shop / Instagram
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tlking29
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January 22nd, 2018, 3:08 pm #135

PMKinFTW wrote:Well done!  Congratulations on hitting the first goal!  So do you feel ready for the Established side?  let us know and we'll get your thread moved over to Short Beards.
Thanks so much!!! Established beard? My wife told me yesterday that I no longer look like I'm "growing a beard" but that I look like a bearded man. So if she thinks I'm established then I say it's a go. Lol. Sure, let's move it over if you feel I'm ready. Looks like from here on out its all about seeing how it develops. I'm excited with no intention of shaving it off. I believe that not only have I reached a goal but more importantly I feel like this beard will suit me and be with me for a long, long time. Indefinitely? Perhaps. Thank you again, I appreciate your encouragement.

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johnsow30
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January 22nd, 2018, 3:22 pm #136

Congrats on reaching 13 weeks, and being "established".  That certainly looks like an established beard to me.  I'd call this a great success story.
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Davis1214
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Joined: November 18th, 2012, 7:27 pm

January 22nd, 2018, 3:28 pm #137

Man that's crazy!Just goes to show you time can help anything!It might take longer for some.But this is one of the reasons I've resisted to shave my beard even though I like others have problems with it!What an inspiration!
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Slybeard
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January 22nd, 2018, 3:35 pm #138

Congratulations, Pastor.  And God Bless you as well.  I have enjoyed watching you go through the process to become bearded, and your acceptance of the growth you have.  Which does look good, BTW.
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PMKinFTW
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Joined: January 16th, 2014, 2:57 pm

January 22nd, 2018, 5:16 pm #139

tlking29 wrote:
PMKinFTW wrote:Well done!  Congratulations on hitting the first goal!  So do you feel ready for the Established side?  let us know and we'll get your thread moved over to Short Beards.
Thanks so much!!! Established beard? My wife told me yesterday that I no longer look like I'm "growing a beard" but that I look like a bearded man. So if she thinks I'm established then I say it's a go. Lol.  Sure, let's move it over if you feel I'm ready. Looks like from here on out its all about seeing how it develops. I'm excited with no intention of shaving it off. I believe that not only have I reached a goal but more importantly I feel like this beard will suit me and be with me for a long, long time. Indefinitely? Perhaps. Thank you again, I appreciate your encouragement.

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that's awesome!  Glad it's here to stay!   So off you go to Short Beards where the journey continues.
"If you want to look like the people next door, you're probably smothering yourself and your dreams." ~ Clive Barker
My Journey
Taming the Wild Stache

My personal links - These will take you away from the board.
Camp Bowie Beard Co. / My Etsy Shop / Instagram
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Stevie t
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Stevie t
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Joined: January 1st, 2015, 7:59 pm

January 22nd, 2018, 5:37 pm #140

Well done on your move over to established sir.
As mentioned before you have an excellent moustache & beard, I believe the two needs to be separated when commenting as they both provide unique qualities & as a pair go together perfectly.
Well grown sir.

Stevie
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