Hello! Happy Monday! It is a new week. I know many of us are trying to get back into the back to school routine. I know I am. As both a parent and a teacher. For the afterschool program I work for we pick up the kids fro school. So this week has been pretty interesting trying to get back into the swing of things. But I know things will straighten out as the weeks go forward. However we are here to talk about some self love because it being Monday means it’s self love Monday.
Over the years I have been really horrible at making my own health a priority. As parents we always make sure our children are good above anything else. I mean that’s what we are suppose to do right? We tend to forget that another way of making sure our children are okay is by making sure that we as their parents are okay. Meaning making sure we get all our necessary check ups as well. I will admit it I have not been doing that. Sadly it shows. I already told you about my anemia. That’s just one thing but my dental health sucks as well. My teeth are horrible. I am not ashamed to admit it. I made the choices I made to get here. I have had many excuses some beyond my control. Things such as not having health insurance, financial situation, and not being able to find employment. But over the past almost 2 years now things have been much better for my family and I.
I decided a few weeks ago that it was time for me to stop making excuses and get in that dental chair. The timing was perfect. I was setting an appointment for my kids so I figured why not set one for myself. I at least need to get the ball rolling and figure out where to begin. So I set my appointment. I have a secret I am 37 years old and I am still kind of scared of the dentist. I was scared but excited. I had never been excited to go to the dentist before. I guess I was excited because I can’t wait to get my smile back. I look forward to the day where I don’t want to smile but I can’t because I am embarrassed by the shape of my mouth. I mean it is really embarrassing to want to smile but your mouth is stopping you. I have moments where I forget to hide my embarrassment and I just smile or laugh. Then I’ll catch myself doing it and then I am embarrassed all over again. The dentist did tell me some things I of course didn’t want to hear but I already knew. For example I have some cavities and some teeth need to be pulled. Lets just say I need a bunch of work. That is a bunch with a capital B. It will cost some money. It will also take time. But if I am dedicated I will soon be able to smile again. I am excited for the end result. I a extremely happy that I took the first step and I am ready for the long road ahead. I am proud that I am willing to share this part of me because believe me being this transparent is not easy.
What are you proud of that you did? Please feel free to share.