Hey! Welcome back to Hazy Fantasies, if you’re a frequent reader. If this is your first time on my blog, thanks for stopping by, I hope you like this post enough to stick around!
Now to the topic:
Before I knew the definition of insecurity, I had my fair share of the struggle. Growing up, my teeth were my biggest problem. I suffered from numerous cavities and because of my horrible experience with dentists (I got beat by a dentist once because I didn’t like injections), I refused to let my cavities be taken out anymore. In junior high school, I had this deep hole in my bottom tooth and it was disgusting. It was black, it hurt and it was too shameful for me to associate myself with it. My mom got me some herbal medicine that I would use everyday just to prevent it from stinking. As a result of this, I never wanted to smile, even talking out loud and being the center of attention was a problem (if you know me, you know this was difficult because I just have to talk). I was sad for a long time because of this, so when this tooth finally grew out by itself (because it was a milk tooth), I celebrated. I think that has been the happiest day of my life so far. I felt so free and I remember screaming to my mom and sharing my joy with her. I’m sure it was a relief for her too, no parent wants a child in pain and shame.
Anyway, the point of this story is that everyone struggles with insecurities. Mine might not even be half as bad as what others are going through. Some of you might be dealing with yours right now but remember that, no situation is permanent. This is the reason I smile almost every time now, that was an unhappy time in my life and I’m glad it’s in the past. I’m so happy that I can talk and laugh without having to worry about concealing mouth odour or anything like that.
That said, since this is a chatty post, feel free to comment below about insecurities you have faced and how you overcame them if you have, or even f you are struggling with any now. Who knows, maybe someone who reads this might have a tip for you!
Thanks for reading, I love you and have a great week!