Feel better – Shaving the years away

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Recently, I did something I haven’t done it years – I shaved my entire face. Since then, nearly everyone who sees the “new” me, asks me why.

I can explain in one quick sentence: I was tired of looking old. You the hair on the top of my head remains mostly black. My moustache and beard, however, were gray. I once had a friend who hadn’t seen me in a while ask me if I was coloring my hair. I joked that I tried it, but the wax from the crayons was making a mess.

I wasn’t coloring my hair, but I could see how she thought that because my moustache was so gray. I resisted the temptation to explain to her that if I was going to color my hair, I’d have the good sense to color my moustache, too.

At any rate, I really haven’t minded looking a little older than I was. But now that I’m getting a little older (closer to 50 than to 40 now), I decided it was time to look more my age.

There’s an added benefit. As someone in the wellness profession, I think I look better. I’ve lost about 25 pounds in the past year, too. I believe that a leaner, clean-shaven me looks better.

And since, I look better, I naturally feel better. Since I feel better, I think I’m a better me.

I had forgotten what a pain it was to shave every morning, but it’s a small price to pay for feeling and looking better.

Steve DeVane

3 Responses

  1. Gary McElwain

    Great decision Steve

    Some people spend years working out daily to look young. Some go through surgical procedures, costing big bucks.

    And you figured it our with a $3 razor blade. Now thats thinking inside the mirror.

    Gary McElwain

  2. SteveDeVane

    Gary,

    Yep. And I even got four razors for my $3. Not too shabby.

    Of course, a few Appetizer Diet Cookies along the way helped, too.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Steve

  3. SteveDeVane

    Gary,

    Yep. And I even got four razors for my $3. Not too shabby.

    Of course, a few Appetizer Diet Cookies along the way helped, too.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Steve

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