Well, as mollo is starting a new chapter in her employment I too shall embark on a new journey into the unknown. It is called Dental Hygiene school. It is where I will live for the next two years. Monies have been paid for things with anticipation and a lack of understanding what the $$$ was really for. (Just what do you know about dental hygiene tools?)
People dream about what they will do with the rest of their lives and then go and do it. I never planned out my life like that. Carreers were never of much interest to me. I always knew that I wanted a family, and I did ok with that. But what to do with the rest of my life and how to sustain the parts that I knew I wanted in the future? Good thing for cavities... sort of.
I have never been very good at taking care of my teeth. I went a whole year without brushing and had good checkups with my dentist as a teen. The following year, I started brushing regularly, and using mouthwash. That following dental visit presented me with several nasty cavities which were promptly filled. Go figure.
Fast forward about 8 years. I have been off active duty for a couple of years and go in for my first dental checkup in about 3 years. I was informed that I had cavities forming under my fillings. I had a couple of cracked teeth as a result. Well, 2 years, a lot of $$$, and 9 or 10 crowns later, I knew that fillings weren't forever. I wish I had known that as a teen. *sigh*
Thus my feet were set upon the path to becoming a dental hygienist.