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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)

woensdag 12 januari 2005

Notes from yesterday and today:

1.) Lifeguarding got canceled, but they signed me up for a second section of swimming in its place, so it's all good. Nine times a week, baby!

2.) R, H, and F (my housemates) can ALL make it to J-ville on Saturday the 29th for my one-day-early 21st-birthday dinner! This is a rare occurrence, that all four of us are free at once, so I'm really happy.

3.) I went to career counseling today and found out diddly squat. Possible careers for me, near as I can figure, are:

UN worker
embassy worker
travel writer
flight attendant
tour guide

Have I forgotten anything? Please leave a comment if you have any ideas, or an opinion on the ideas I have. (Possible areas: travel, languages, writing, children, sports...) Yes, it is to the point where I could consider trusting a HaloScan comment box as to what to do with the rest of my life!

4.) I received a comment yesterday from Antonia, who is a Dutch speaker living in America. She thinks the non-Dutch speakers here may get confused by the dates being in Dutch (e.g. 'monday' = 'maandag'). I tend to think it doesn't matter - most of the days look reasonably similar to English and ALL of the months look the same, plus the date numbers are obviously a big clue - not to mention that the great blogging legend Belle de Jour used French dates - but please let me know if this is, in fact, confusing to you. Maybe I'm overestimating my dear readers' intelligence here. :) And Antonia, great to hear from you! I like your site, and your little boy is adorable! (Our of curiosity, where did you find my link?)

P.S. Why doesn't Blogger have a way to make it "12 januari" instead of "januari 12"? Then it would really be confusing (and correct!).

5.) R brought up the subject today of maybe getting an apartment together next year - she's been living here for 4 years now and is ready for a change. I'll be in Utrecht for the fall, but I'd definitely be in for something like that in the spring. She told me I'm the best roommate she's ever had (aww!) and I must say, likewise. After lazy K freshman year and self-centered S in Utrecht, R is a more than welcome step up.

6.) My financial aid is still not in, and I am bracing myself for a repeat of last semester. Don't know why it should be, but I'm getting that feeling. Cross your fingers for me.

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