Root Canal

Is it sad that the only time I find myself sitting still is when I am having a root canal?

I was thinking this about three weeks ago as I was sitting in the chair at the dentist’s office.  I love my dentist, but honestly I do not want to see him as much as I have this year. However, that is the price you pay when you neglect yourself.  And as I sat in that chair waiting for my face to go numb, I realized that I have been neglecting myself for far too long.  I need to start taking care of me.

Easier said than done.

Since my kids were born, my husband and my parents battled serious, and sometimes, life-threatening illnesses.  In all of the hullabaloo, I stopped taking care of myself.  And I don’t mean that I stopped showering, shaving my legs, or using deodorant.  I stopped going for my yearly checkups.  And now that everyone is healthy and strong again, my first New Year’s Resolution is to take care of me.  And I know that once I put this out there (in the great, wide internet world) I have to hold myself accountable to this.   The first step was the dentist.  Hence, the root canal…sigh.

My second New Year’s Resolution is to find more time to sit still.  I am going to schedule “Me” time at least once a week for two hours.  Doesn’t sound like a lot of time, does it?  Not on paper, at least.  In two hours I could get a mani/pedi, go for a haircut, stroll through a store, read a book (I used to be an avid reader before kids), or countless other things.  I’m going to start making a list.  I’ll post that soon. And doctor appointments will not count.  That is a necessity.  This “Me” time is exactly that.  Just. For. Me.


2 Replies to “Root Canal”

  1. I hope you stick to your resolution and make a little “me time” for yourself. As much as we love our children we do seem to lose a little bit of ourselves being so focused on the children and family.

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