As with most things on my blog, I have written about growing a beard many times. One of the best posts was To shave or not to shave back in 2010. It pretty much captures my history of facial hair. I've had mustaches, goatees and very occasionally experimental full beards. The full beards never quite panned out.
I generally just defaulted to goatees. Even during the pandemic I resisted the trend to grow a COVID beard. But recently I started letting my beard grow again and I have to say I like it. Here's an actual photo sans the social media filters.