I hated my teeth growing up! I come from extremely humble beginnings and having a fabulous smile was NOT on my mom's agenda of priorities. Things like food and shelter came first! But as a kid, especially as a teenager, those things came in last! Achieving to look hip, cool and pretty took precedence over everything (it seems).
Back in 1988, when I joined the work force, I decided to take things into my own hands. I wanted a beautiful smile! I no longer wanted to have this set of choppers for the rest of my life!
I knew that it was going to be costly for braces. I didn't want to ask my mom or anyone for financial assistance. I wanted to do it on my own. So...I worked really hard, endured all the pain and "soft foods" that one could take (this is why I really, really dislike Clam Chowder to this day!) And then voila! Next thing you know I achieved the smile that will last me for a lifetime!
This is more than a story about crooked teeth...
I'm the kind of person that doesn't WAIT for things to happen. I believe that if you're really passionate about something and you believe you can have it or do it, doors will open and you can achieve your dreams. You need to be and stay positive, humble, and share that wonderful energy with everyone around you! Just live ALOHA!!!
The mold of my teeth is such a great reminder for me of what you can do if you put your heart, mind and soul into it. YOU CAN DO IT, Peeps!!!
I will not be carrying my mold with me for inspiration so please don't ask me to "buss' it out" when you see me, okay? Just hold this story in your heart...my hope is that this post (yes, the mold of my teeth) will inspire you to take on your dreams and goals!!! Make it HAPPEN!!!