world and flying the
nest that some call home.
I have decided that I need to go to Europe in 2017 (I plan on bicycling the Lewis and Clark Trail in 2016 and spending time on the East Coast afterward), in order to visit friends before heading for the Southern Hemisphere, but I haven’t been sure about what to do besides visit these friends and climb mountains and maybe spend a season working and I was scrolling through Tumblr and it hit me…
…I NEED TO SEE 30,000 YEAR OLD HOMO ERECTUS CAVE ART.
So, I have gone to the dentist every month for more than a year
(I think I started going in June 2013 but don’t quote me on that). For each and every one of these visits, I had a cavity repaired. Oh, I had so many. Now, more than a year later, two crowns, one tooth lost, and several thousand dollars spent, all of my teeth are fixed. I am done. I am done. I cried a little bit in the dentist chair and everyone at the office commented on how they were going to miss seeing me so often. I can start putting money into my savings again. I can put myself on a budget again. I have decided to cut sugar out of my life, but am making an exception tonight as a little treat because I came a long ways and worked really hard for this and I cannot get over the fact that the next time I will be in that office it will be for a simple cleaning and that it is several months away.
I did it. I’m done. I can’t believe it.