It must be Murphy’s Law that last weekend was chock full of social events…all involving eating. I shared my dental disaster with you Saturday and learned many of you have been down this nasty repair and restore road I am traveling. Thanks for sharing, it helped me feel better. Upping my accessory game also gave me a boost.
I’m lucky I don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of having a hole in the front of my smile…but I can admit, my confidence is rattled.
I’m also finding that lisping and eating in an awkward way (to avoid snapping my stay plate) is affecting my confidence. The last time I struggled to make words sound correct was back in second grade when I was taken out of class each week to work with the speech therapist! Trust me, this isn’t making me feel younger:)
So what to do when my confidence takes a hit? I up my accessories game.
I took more time on my makeup, wore paler lipstick and darker eye shadow. I wanted the focus to be on anything but my mouth:) I’ve never liked how I look in dark lipstick, but right now, even bright lipstick feels wrong.
I’ve been waiting for warm weather to wear these new sandals and Sunday was a beauty. Their low block heel keeps them from looking too over the top frou-frou for me. They remind me of those old fashion marabou slippers the glamor girls wore in the 1950’s.
I rolled the sleeves up on my sweater to let the bell sleeves show. White jeans, pom-pom earrings, and a vintage wicker handbag made for a happy feeling outfit.
Our friends didn’t see me struggling to talk or eat properly because I was so self-conscious I told them about it within 10 minutes of getting together! I’m going to have to work on that because no one would have noticed a thing.
What do you do when your confidence needs a boost?
Have a great day and thanks for reading!
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