Zephyr, I was looking at your Nov acquisitions post and I think you and I are just about in the same phase of our shaving journey, right down to picking up some of the same type of equipment recently.I'll let my face rest for a day or two, using a DE, and then it's back to straights, I like it too much to let a small setback worry me.
I am actually taking a couple day break from straight shaving, waiting for a recently honed knife to arrive and letting my face relax a bit.
Anyway, just here to give some moral support since we are in the same boat.
Nothing wrong with taking a quick break... I'm sure you are as excited as I am about your next attempt.
We can do this!!!