Symobolic shaving of the beard

Yesterday was the day I decided that I’m moving on.  It was my “starting over” day.

I’m not sure what prompted it, but I knew this day was coming.  I’m super excited because I know that this means I’m focusing on me, which means I will no longer focus on the past, which means that it won’t be long until Sarah and I are just friends.  That also means it won’t be long until I’m back in the fold with that “clan” and friends again with all the wonderful friends I made while dating Sarah.  I miss them a lot.

I am big into symbolism.  In 2011, when I was getting over my now ex-wife, I decided that I was going to shave my head.  It was my “fresh start” day.  I woke up one day and said to myself “enough moping around feeling sorry for yourself – get off your ass and go live your life.”  That day I went to the barber shop and shaved my head bald.  To me it represented a new beginning, a re-birth if you will.

All along, I had this scenario in my head where I didn’t shave my beard or cut my hair until I could call Sarah and schedule an appointment with her.  A few days ago, I realized that this could be quite a while yet (because I was missing Sarah a bit) and I was sick of my hair as it was getting way to long!  So, about 2 days ago I got an itch to shave my beard.  It took me a couple days to finally ditch my original plan, but then I woke up and said “enough reliving the past – it was great, you learned something, no one got hurt, it’s time to move on.”  And you know what?  It felt great to say that!

The significance of the beard:

Abe LincolnThe reason I decided that shaving my beard was to be the symbolic move that I was moving on is because I shaved “The Abe” when I was with Sarah.  So to me, it makes sense that getting rid of “The Abe” was symbolic of me starting over because Sarah has never seen me with a clean shaven face.  She loved my beard and her friends said I looked good with a beard.  She wasn’t wild about “The Abe” but she didn’t hate it either.  Prior to “The Abe” I had a full beard that I kept trimmed and neat.

Since I have not had no facial hair in a long time – I decided that this was to my symbolic “starting over” gesture.  I broke out the clippers and went to work and you know what?  I actually like my clean shaven face!  I think I’ll keep it like this for a while and then maybe grow out my full beard (trimmed of course) this winter.

After the beard was gone – I decided that I could not wait around on me feeling comfortable with Sarah cutting my hair either.  I went to Great Clips and got a hair cut.

The end result of my day of symbolism was that I felt like a million bucks!  Yesterday was a great day.  I said “goodbye” to Sarah and I am embracing the future.

I have a date Sunday and I am very much looking forward to it.  “Allison” is cute, seems crazy nice, and we have some things in common.

Written by Muskrat37

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