Why Did I Wait So Long?

This last summer my life changed so so drastically… we just moved into our new home in Jersey and when I was feeling way down in the dumps a huge opportunity arose, I had the chance to be a part of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and I was ecstatic to say the least! I prayed about it, cried over it and just waited patiently to hear whether I was in or out…thankfully I was IN and soon after things really started to take off. I’m now a little over 1/2 way done with treatment and pleased with the process and the results thus far.

When I first started the program I had blogged about why I never did anything about my teeth before now. Looking back at my reasons I now really ask myself “What else have I been not doing to better myself and my appearance out of guilt?” One thing that immediately came to my mind was my back. It aches and aches and after 3 pregnancies and 4 stomach surgeries and carrying a toddler around while chasing the dog and cat… well, things just have gotten worse. Off to the Chiropractor I went. I’m on the road to recovery now.

I also have been squinting at the t.v. and road signs for years now, I have yet to make an eye doc appointment, but I really need to get on that because that can get dangerous. I do have to admit that as silly as it sounds, feeding myself was at a very low priority and I have started to use my iPhone to set alerts for when to eat. I’m a fickle eater and I would rather graze than eat a large meal.

Everyday when I brush my teeth and see the improvement I smile, but then think “why did I wait so long?” All I can do now is take this bit of regret and learn from it. I will not let my children feel insecure about how they look. I talked to my 9 year old daughter about being self-conscious and what that meant and she told me that she felt insecure about her “mustache”. She’s at the age when hair is showing up in odd places…like her face and armpits. So, after looking around and asking around I decided to use a gentle hair remover above her lip and voila! She seriously walks with her head a little higher now…and I love that!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board. I have been given complimentary treatment in order to provide you with a first hand account of my experience. All opinions are my own.

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Clarissa Nassar – who has written posts on THE POSH PARENT | Clarissa Nassar.

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