10 June 2013

Old Toothy!

I'm writing this post further to the Flash the Flesh Challenge on Saturday, which is all about being happy and confident in yourself.  I wanted to do a short post today to tell you this little story which make me laugh about how silly I have been.


I have a gap in my teeth that I’ve hated all my life,  Every smile I’ve ever given has had my tongue pressed up right against the gap so you couldn’t see it as much.  It’s a ridiculous thing to do but I’ve always done it. 


Recently I decided to do a vlog post, found here.  What I immediately noticed upon watching it back, which had never occurred to me before, is that the gap is perfectly notable when I talk, so all these years of trying to hide it have been completely pointless!


I can’t believe that I’ve actually spent my whole life shoving my tongue behind the gap in my teeth, without ever realising that it was perfectly visible when I was speaking.  What a lunatic I am!  It also then of course dawned on me that it has also been visible to others and I had never had any bad comments about it, so why the worry and insecurity?




Sometimes the insecurities we have are ones that we force upon ourselves without any interference of society and other people’s opinions. 

What have you been insecure about that you have had no need to?



6 comments:

  1. Its funny how we get self conscious about things that other people don't even notice! I spent along time being self conscious of how freckled I get but now I love my freckles as they are a part of who I am xx

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    1. I find it hilarious that it never even occurred to me that my gap was visible when I spoke. What a silly! x

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  2. That made me laugh. I can't think of any hang ups I have because I work to beat them constantly. I think tooth gaps look adorable anyway! xx

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    1. I am working on actively trying not to cover the gap when I smile now, but after 30 odd years of doing it, it's a hard habit to break!

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  3. I have a tooth gap too. Smack bang in the centre of m two front teeth, and I actually adore it! So im glad you are embracing yours! Every bit of us makes us who we are!

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    1. Mine is right in the middle too and I swear it has grown. It isn't something I love but am no longer going to hide. It's a part of me!

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