I'm new to this forum and glad to be here. I've consistently worn facial hair since my 20's started with a mustache and soon after a short but full beard, (alternating Winter, Fall beard, and Spring, Summer mustache / Winter Beard. This morphed to a handle bar mustache for nearly a decade. As the handle bar grew bigger and bigger, fuller and wider, I loved it more and more (but was pressured by family to trim and "modernize." I went to a very trimmed, then slightly less trimmed goatee' which I have worn for nearly a decade). It was time for a change to go back to what I have truly always preferred as an expression of who I want to be. I tried a full beard again, kept it trimmed very briefly, but it wasn't enough but have now gone to a very full goatee'. I'm seriously considering letting it grow in very, very full and to get length. Since I have been on tis forum the past few days, I'm realizing that I would like to have rather considerable length and possibly full medium length partial beard or alternately a Viking style with thick handlebar mustache. I have posted pictures of my journey up until now (can't yet find just the big handlebar mustache shots) and would very much appreciate comments and recommendations. AlsoI haven't shaved my face (only my head and lower neck) the past few days as I am considering going back to a full and hopefully much longer beard!