Have you ever seen the movie “Toothless?” It was a Disney Channel Original Movie, the fancy description for Disney Channel’s TV movies. This is before “High School Musical,” Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus and so on. It starred Kristie Alley as a dentist who is lacking in the social and love life. She almost dies and becomes a/the tooth fairy. Where is my point, you ask? The movie says that once a kid loses the last of their baby teeth they lose their innocence, so when she returns to her life and removes the last baby tooth of the young boy who helped heal her heart he all of a sudden has no memory of his interactions with her as the tooth-fairy.
Again you are asking where my point may be?
I turn 25 on June 2 and on June 15 my last two baby teeth will be removed. Yes, I still have two baby teeth and finally, thanks to the help of a full time job’s dental benefits I have begun fixing the issue. What does this major dental transition coincide with? I will begin graduate school at Columbia in New York this fall. I have worked for Boulder County for nearly three years and lived here for nearly eleven. Time to move on, try something new, take a bigger risk than I ever have and all this will take place as I lose the last of my baby teeth. People are proud of me, excited for me, a little sad. Me? I am scared and uncomfortable and anxious and all I can think about are the two holes that will be left in my mouth after June 15. Is there more to this tooth issue then I have explained? Yes. Will the holes be there forever? No.
.transitions. There are so many things I love about change but it is a powerful force that still evokes anxiety in me. I want to make sure that as I move forward in my life I continue writing and blogging has been suggested by a few people now. Many people do it, I can barely bring myself to read any of them, so why not give it a shot myself. For the few technological strengths I have, posting on the internet (with the possible exception of Facebook) is not one of them. Readers, if I have or will have readers, please bare with me as I attempt this.