About a month ago, I was walking down the street & saw something that scared the $#!% out of me. I stopped cold, like I had gotten kicked in the chest. I saw one of my worst fears, a possible glimpse of my future, & I wasn’t ready to face it. I saw a woman with a full on goatee, & she was rocking it like there was nothing odd about it!!
I, like a lot of women, have unwanted facial hair. While I don’t have a moustache, I do have what I call “chin fur,” & I worry if left unchecked, I’d have the chin hair of a traveling circus act. So, I spend countless hours removing every hair I can find. I can’t imagine all the things I could do with all the extra time I’d have if I wasn’t dedicating my life to the removal of chin hair. Plus, it’s a huge fear that when I finally make it on the tv show “Survivor,” people will be on social media using #BeardedLady when referring to me. Even though I am the queen of “I don’t give a F*@% what people think of me,” even I have to admit that would not be good & beyond embarrassing.
Seeing that woman & her buddy, the goatee, made me realize just how bad this could get, especially once I hit menopause. Isn’t that supposed to be the time woman really experience this issue? Well, I guess it’s just lucky me who’s always ahead of the curve. Granted, to each his own. Everyone is allowed to make the decisions that allow them to live their happiest life, but I’m not going #BeardedLady without a fight! Also, I don’t think that trend will be catching on any time soon.
My friends all have their preferred method of hair removal… tweezing, waxing, threading, depilatories, laser, even shaving. But unfortunately, nothing ever seems to be a permanent solution, as those annoying little furs always return. Either way, I’m not giving up, & I encourage you not to give up either if you share my plight. That lady with her goatee was frightening. It was Halloween, horror movie, nightmare stuff, & I don’t want it.
I sure do hope men appreciate all we go through as women. But I guess, men have their equivalent, too… MOOBS! And you can’t tweeze those. LOL! 😉