Movember: First Update

For the first time, I’m participating in Movember.  Not sure what that is?  Well, I’ll let the official website explain:

On Movember 1st, guys register at with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men…known as Mo Bros…groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives (Mo Sistas), Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

I gotta admit…the whole idea of growing a moustache seemed more entertaining before I realized I had to shave my face completely. I really thought that I’d be able to start-off with some stubble and simply take things from there.

Boy…was I wrong.

So Day One came and went. Quite a few people at work realized that I had shaved my “half-goatee” and asked me about it. So I guess I was able to spread the Movember agenda a little bit. 

The only problem was that I wasn’t overly happy with what I was looking like sans facial hair:

As Day Two came and went, I was really beginning to regret this facial hair decision…regardless of the reason behind it.  I mean, I’ve got enough self-esteem issues the way it is now…I certainly don’t need to be reminded of them every day by looking into the mirror.

By Day Three, however, things began to change a little bit…

On Day Four, I could see where things were going…

By the time the weekend arrived and I attended a work function on Saturday night, things were beginning to shape up enough that it wasn’t bothering me so much…

So here I am on Day Seven.  The Mo is beginning to fill-in nicely and I’m not nearly as self-conscious as I was almost a week ago when my face was completely naked…

It’s funny…I never thought my biggest problem would be “sculpting” the actual stache itself in the mornings. It’s tough trying to shave around certain areas when there isn’t any hair there to help “guide” you. Thankfully, that’s not an issue now nor should it be going forward.

I think I’ll even try a Schick Hydro to see how it works around the Mo, considering that they’re an official sponsor of Movember.

I’ll update everybody next Monday on where my Mo stands, but in the meantime if you feel like donating to a worthy cause, please feel free to check out my Movember website:

And if you’re a fellow Mo Bro, by all means show me a pic or link-up your site!  I’d love to spread the word around…


8 thoughts on “Movember: First Update

  1. Looking good! Are you shaving under your chin? I can’t really tell if you’re going with a goatee or the johnny cakes look. Go johnny cakes!

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