More fame and conquering a fear …….
Wow just received some wonderful publicity for my book through Just Write For Kids which has a national community of writers and and appreciators of children’s literature so loving the idea of sharing my experience of writing and illustrating and self publishing with my peers and fellow indie authors Thankyou Romi at Just Write For Kids for your support
You can read the article at this link www.justkidslit.com/the-quick-six-interview-with-wendy-buss-and-creme-and-caramels-big-adventure/
Also I had an amazingly positive experience at the dentist yesterday pushing through fears which have held me back for years .
I think I must have had a bad experience visiting the dentist as a kid where a dentist using their sharp pointy instruments was poking and prodding around in my mouth and must have touched a nerve and for many years have had a fear revulsion and loathing of going to the dentist . I did manage to get myself to a low impact check up a few years ago whilst travelling in WA and was relieved to see dentistry had seemed to evolve far beyond the early days when they tied one end of a piece of string to an offending tooth and the other to a door knob but before that (Oh for shame )it must have been some 40 years since I set foot in a dental surgery .
So then fast forwards to a couple of months ago when part of one of my back molars broke off and I have been walking round with a broken tooth which felt like this huge crater in the back of my gums flanked by sharp edges of metal filling which your tongue can’t help but keep gravitating to I knew I was putting off the inevitable and would have to do something …..
I half heartedly browsed the dentists ads for the area where I live but just couldnt seem to make the move to book in then I like to think Heaven stepped in to direct my path ….
I was visiting a health and well being centre called ‘Our Space’ and as I arrived this really handsome Indian gentleman was talking with the ladies at reception Something about him dark sparkling eyes a wide open smile and gentle vibe … One of the ladies was all aflutter as she handed him a copy of her latest business card and I could see this bloke was having quite an effect
Once he had gone I asked about him and I was told his name was Arvi and he was a dentist who worked just across the road at Gentle Dental and he came highly recommended . I thought about my broken tooth and marvelled at Heavens ingenuity . What a serendipitous pathway was unfolding to lure me back across the threshold of a dental surgery .
The idea that I might have an hour of this gorgeous young man’s undivided attention was certainly a sweetener in getting me to book in and I had no hesitation whatsoever in making my appointment.
I had to chuckle as I booked in and told the receptionist Arvi had been recommended by the ladies at Our Space . The receptionist sighed and revealed “I’m married and even I know what they are talking about …….”.
Anyway my hour with Arvi didnt disappoint and Gentle Dental certainly lived up to its name I let Arvi know straight away I was terrified and not good at the dental thing and he gently took me through the process….stopping every few minutes to let us take a break and showing me the instruments he was using and explaining in detail what he would be doing next …… All words like grinding and drilling had to be removed from his vocab and I was hyperventilating at first but then I realized I was in good hands and relaxed and trusted the process and by the end of the hour or so my broken tooth had been filled and I had a shiny clean smile but just as importantly I had conquered my fears and emerged feeling very positive about the dental experience
These beautiful pearly whites are not mine but I wish they were
Of course anyone who has been to the dentist recently knows going to the dentist isn’t cheap these days and they charge like wounded bulls and you have to find a place of what your budget can reasonably afford and consider whether the heights of cosmetic artistry they would like to implement to make your smile even whiter ,brighter and more even and more dazzling is really gonna improve the quality of your life ?
But a big thanks to Arvi for fixing my broken tooth but even more importantly helping me conquer a crippling fear and making going to the dentist such a wonderfully positive experience