So I shaved my beard off for the first time in over 10 years. Beneath were two of my worse scars. Ones which are quite evident and will probably be the first thing when people look at me now.
I’m not too worried about that at the moment. This is about my future. Having the laser treatment that will improve my skin and this is just part of that. So I can live with this for now.
What it did bring back is all the bad memories of how my skin was bad when I was younger and it kept me awake at night. It was tough to deal with to be honest.
But I’ve battled my way through and here I am stronger than ever ready for the next stage of my life. I just need to remain strong and see this winter through.
Their may come a time next summer when I get the sun on my new improved skin and it will look the best it has done for 20 years.
Plus I have every intention of growing my beard back at the first opportunity so this is only temporary.