I’m incredibly self conscience about my teeth. I have a snaggly tooth that’s been my most hated feature since adolescence when we were taught to care about these things. I’ve heard it all from “You could be so pretty if you just got your teeth fixed” to the back handed “You’re actually a really pretty girl considering you have a snaggle tooth”. Both of those were my favourites and I carried them with me for a very long time.
But fixing them is out of the question for the time being, and I wasn’t eligible for braces when I was younger. So I’m pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Embracing my smile because it’s a part of me. Remove it from the long long list of things I use to tear myself apart.
Because my dog and cat are happy to see me come home with my funny smile, and my mom still calls me every night to say goodnight. And that’s all that matters.