After overwhelming support and feedback concerning my beard growing I have decided to set a start/end date. Since I am growing a Winter beard today is Day 1, as today is the first day of winter. I will not shave until the first day of Spring–March 21. Some calendars have first day of Spring March 20. Not looking to start anything here so we will call it the 21st.
Thank you Chris Audino for the suggestions. You are right, I will cave without a goal.