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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)

dinsdag 7 september 2004

It's been a long, sweaty day, with nothing really of note except that (a.) we had no classes, (b.) I went all the way up to work only to find it closed, and (c.) the doctors at the health care center put me on an Albuterol inhaler for my cough. ("So you're on asthma medication," Mom said with resignation. My sister has asthma, and I think Mom could almost write a medical textbook on it.) The doctors think that using the inhaler for four or five days should clear me up; they mentioned the words "viral bronchitis". If not, I have to go get a chest X-ray.

Oh, and my eye doctor finally called me back today about the Lasik measurements - I've been trying to get an answer out of those people for weeks. He said it can all be done on the same day and that I should call their second office (where the machines are) and "set up an appointment for a Lasik evaluation, including corneal thickness measurements" and that they'll know exactly what to do with me. Sounds good. I'm hoping to have that done over Thanksgiving vacation. I can't imagine what that'll be like - being able to swim without goggles if I want to, not having to put lenses in and take them out every morning and night, not having the hassle of dust or eyelashes getting stuck behind them... and, quite simply, just being able to open my eyes in the morning and see. I got my first pair of glasses when I was about seven; I can't remember what it's like to not have all of that hassle.

As for classes, they should be back on tomorrow, or, at least, I haven't been told otherwise.

As for my financial aid and the problems with my international grades, the latest update from Dr. Matheny says: "I think that Leigh Ann has been getting at least most of your transcript in, and we should be able to get it mostly straightened out soon. Not sure yet about the Boswell transcript." I hope it gets worked out before the Bright Futures 'run' for this month, that's all. Otherwise I'll have to wait another month. I've e-mailed the Boswell people about getting those grades, but, as is typical for Utrecht, I've gotten no response. It's a great city, but you seriously have to start six months ahead with anything and everything you need.

(And now it's storming outside. Did Frances twist around, or what?)


Blogger Robin said...

I was wondering about your LASIK procedure. I thought for sure it had been done already. After Thanksgiving....that seems so far away although in reality it's right around the corner.
Keep me posted on that, ok?

9/9/04 21:45  

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