If you spend time with me now, you would know that I don’t look anything like the picture on the side panel of this site anymore. That picture was taken two years ago– in the summer of 2006 while standing next to my brother on a beach in San Diego. My appearance has changed since then and people who knew me then don’t always recognize me in public.
Like a lot of people, I’m not comfortable with pictures of myself and rarely like how they look. So, I keep that one up until a better one comes along.
On the train the other day, I took a picture of myself to post on Facebook. Here’s a comparison of two pictures two years apart:
I’ve had a beard for about a year and a half now. The weight I put on is concerning (and I’m seriously trying to get rid of it). The gray in the beard is a surprise too. I wear my hair longer and, for now, I like it that way.
When I posted this picture on Facebook, one of my friends said “What have you done to yourself?” Well, that’s it.
When I find a picture I like for the side of this site, I’ll update it– but for now, 2006 Eric stays there.