Ready for the Weekend

Ready for the Weekend




So, I’m not sure if you know this, but I’ve had braces on my teeth since January 2013. My parents both have deep fears of the doctor and the dentist so they didn’t take my brother and I as often as they probably should have. I’ve had to have my tonsils removed, my wisdom teeth removed and my braces put on, all in my adult life and let me tell you… it sucked. Adults just don’t bounce back as quickly as children do. It’s tough investing the time, money and energy into taking care of yourself, but I know it’s absolutely vital. Life is too short to ignore problems and live in pain. I had an intense adjustment at the orthodontist on Monday and found out that in just 6 weeks I could be brace free. Surreal. This weekend, I’m looking forward to finishing some work and spending a bit of time at Ristretto at ‘our table’ sipping cortados and writing more postcards.

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  • Vickie / 27 June 2014 1:43

    looks like a fabulous way to spend the weekend 🙂

    hope your braces can come off soon – my sister got hers off early this year & she couldn’t stop smiling…

  • katooshie / 27 June 2014 9:45

    I had braces as an adult too. Good for us for taking care of ourselves! 🙂 It’s strange when you get to the stage where you have to be a parent to your inner child, but we deserve all the love, nurturing and self care that we can provide! Enjoy your weekend (and your beautiful smile!) hugs 🙂 Katooshie

  • Heather / 6 July 2014 10:05

    Good for you! I know so many people who never had braces when they were kids, and who aren’t brave enough to get them as adults. The minute those braces come off (and in only a few weeks? hooray!) you’re going to realize what a great decision you made. How exciting!

    I remember when I got my braces off. When I looked in the mirror for the first time, I was completely horrified. I thought my teeth looked HUGE! If this happens to you, fear not 🙂 Your teeth are not huge. It just takes a day or two to get used to and then you won’t be able to stop smiling.

    Can’t wait to see!

    • endlesslyenraptured / 7 July 2014 3:26

      AW! You totally made my day Heather. Getting braces was definitely something I went back and forth with but then one day I realized how much better I would feel just doing it and never having to think about it ever, EVER again! When you see a problem in front of you, you can face it or you can ignore it. I was sick of ignoring it. I had fears of feeling like a weirdo with adult braces, but all in all, everyone has been so kind about it. It just goes to show you that your own fear and pride gets in the way of making decisions, not the thoughts of anyone else.

      HA! Oh my gosh, I seriously can’t wait! I’m sure I’ll be in complete shock… my husband too! He has been to every appointment with me and just so damn supportive, it kills me.

      PS: I adore your blog!

  • leor / 17 July 2014 3:24

    hey what sort of cups are these?!