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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)

maandag 18 april 2005

Tuesday - English and its Relatives exam, and math exam. Examine my 8 choices for grad schools to see which tuition options are the least painful. Swim with Masters (=Renate) because normal practice doesn't end until 9 and my exam starts at 8:30. Hassle people about paying me back for the swimming shirt and jacket orders.

Wednesday - Last day of classes! Language and Culture exam. Lift weights with swim team since pool, for unknown reasons, is closed. Get my ├╝ber-cool Linguistics shirt (with the word 'linguistics' spelled out in IPA. If you don't know what IPA is, it doesn't concern you.)

Thursday - Reading day number one. I have six classes total, three of which are giving no finals, one of which I am exempt from, and one of which I will most probably be exempt from after Tuesday's results. Therefore, I will probably do nothing today but work out and lie in the sun, not necessarily in that order.

Friday - Reading day number two. See above. Technically I have an Old English translation due today, but I will be exempt from that too if I can score an A on Tuesday's test. Also, the Germans are giving a farewell barbecue.

Saturday - Working? Who knows? I never find out until 24 hours ahead of time, no matter how many times I ask for earlier notice.

Sunday - See above.

Monday - My one and only final - Leah's. Swimming. Should be a piece of cake. My math final will also be today, should I have to take it, but hopefully I'll do so well Tuesday night that I'll be exempt.

Tuesday - Sell back all the books I don't intend to keep. Woohoo, extra cash!

Wednesday - Another 'do-nothing-but-work-out-and-lie-in-the-sun' day, I believe.

Thursday - Ditto.

Friday - Get my security deposit back, deposit it at the bank, then write a check for the exact same amount and turn it in with the rental forms to hold my spot in this complex for next spring. Sigh. Jumping through hoops, gotta love it. But it's payday, which makes me happy.

Saturday - First open-water swim! One mile down the St. Augustine coast. Cori, I promise I won't let the sharks get you.

Sunday - I move back home to Jacksonville for good. Sniff, sniff, sob. It was a really good year... I'm gonna miss my roomies. *tear* But hey - new swim team, new YMCA membership (read: gym! basketball! weights!), lots of high school friends home for the summer, and lots more time to work (=more money) ... can't go wrong there, right?

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