But, Toothpaste.

Last night I was in the shower and (as they often do in the shower) a very important thought occurred to me.

How will we possibly pack enough toothpaste for our whole trip?!?! Oh wait. Oh duh. We can buy toothpaste along the way. Toothpaste must be a universal thing. WAIT. Did I buy toothpaste when I lived in Italy? [Background info: I lived in Italy for six months in 2012.] I must have. Did I buy it at the little grocery store or a beauty supply store? Was it a well-known brand like Colgate or a cool Italian brand? WHY CAN’T I REMEMBER THESE DETAILS?!?! It wasn’t even that long ago, so what the heck brain?!

Then, I started to dry off and had more sensible thoughts. I considered why on earth I was quietly panicking about toothpaste and then it hit me! No, not the toothpaste. Another thought.

My blog can remedy this situation!

Let me explain. The details around shopping for toothpaste are silly and clearly not all that important. Yes, I can probably buy toothpaste anywhere. But that is not the point. The point is, I can’t remember all the details of living in Italy. The little mundane stuff, like toothpaste, has gone poof from my memory.

But, the little mundane stuff is what makes up most of my life. As a planner who thrives on consistent daily routines, I really enjoyed making new ones while I lived in Italy. Those routines made my city, Torino, feel a little bit more like home.

Fortunately, I have this blog for my 2018 travels. I can document and share so much to keep the experience of traveling close to me long after it is over. And don’t worry, I’m not going to write about each country’s toothpaste details. That would be boring. I’ll probably go with a toothpaste photo montage instead.

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P.S. If you google “Italian toothpaste,” this fancy little tube shows up but I can tell you for certain I would have remembered this. So maybe I did use Colgate? Do you have worldly toothpaste experiences to share?