:: eye of the storm ::

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A 27-year-old PA student who wants to visit all seven continents, write a book, work at a pediatric clinic in Africa, and basically meet as many of the world's challenges as possible.

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Life List

(already accomplished)

Become a PA

Visit all 7 continents

Take a SwimTrek trip

Bike through Western Europe

Raft the Grand Canyon

Improve my Spanish proficiency

Go on safari in Africa

Trace my roots at Ellis Island

Vacation in Hawaii

Work on a hospital ship in a Third World country

Celebrate New Year's in Times Square

Visit all 50 states (29 to go: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY)

See the ruins at Pompeii

Swim in Capri's Blue Grotto

Tour Mt. Vesuvius

Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

Tour the Colosseum

Visit the D-Day beaches

See the Mona Lisa

Visit the palace at Versailles

See the Acropolis and Parthenon

See the Egyptian pyramids

Hike the Inca Trail

Walk El Camino Santiago

Take an Alaskan cruise

View the Taj Mahal at sunrise

Hike Table Mountain in South Africa

Climb through the Amazon canopy

Walk at least part of the Great Wall of China

Get laser hair removal

Learn to surf, ski, and snowboard

Learn to drive a stick-shift

Learn to play the piano

Go on a tropical cruise

Ride horseback on the beach

Ride in a hot air balloon

Get tickets to the Olympics

Go to adult Space Camp

Witness a shuttle launch from up close

Build a full-sized snowman

Sew a quilt out of my old race T-shirts

Update and continue my Life Scrapbook

Become the oldest person to ever do the River Run

Live to be a happy, healthy 100 years old - at least!

(unlikely dreams)

donderdag 22 juli 2004

I know everyone wants to hear how camp's going, so I'll post some of an e-mail that I just wrote to my dad.

This session is MUCH better than July session - I have an awesome cabin (only 10 girls - 7 old and 3 new, but the new ones are really cool and the old ones are girls I've known for years; they were really excited to see that they got me). Waterfront is closed 4th period (which is now, as I write) because we have so few campers (175 instead of the 225 from last session), and I teach a diving class first period instead of swimming. Also, I'm getting along WAY better with the other counselors now that the annoying 'cliquey' people are gone (they were all here for June and July, not August). There are some people, like Christine and Vanessa, who I'm really going to miss. The time's actually going fast now, believe it or not.

Oh, and Dad just sent me an e-mail saying that he and Mom are in agreement that I can have Lasik!!! So in a few months, I'll be able to wake up in the morning and SEE, and not have to fumble around for my glasses and then put in my contacts. I can't imagine what that must be like. My eyes are really bad (left -4.50 and right -7.00) and so I decided that I'd rather get that corrected than have a breast reduction (something else I've wanted for a long time), because vision which is that poor can be not only a handicap for certain professions, but also a danger to yourself in certain situations (e.g. what if I lost a lens while driving?). Whereas the breast reduction, while tempting, would be 90% for purely cosmetic reasons. But really, I wonder what it'll be like to be able to wake up and SEE, wow... I've had glasses and contacts too long (since age 7 or 8) to know what that's like anymore. I always thought it would be easier to wake up if things were in sharp focus when you opened your eyes instead of being fuzzy. Now I'll be able to find out if that's true, haha.

The counselor computer is defragmenting, so I begged and pleaded to use a lodge computer, so I better not abuse the privilege. Talk to ya later...

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