:: eye of the storm ::

About Me

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 27 juli 2005

Serious progress has been made on the grad school front. 4 of the 7 online applications are filled out (waiting to be submitted until I get paid), and I have a separate page in my notebook for each school and all the stuff I have to do for it. Also, I have envelopes stamped and addressed for those awesome 3 professors who think they can manage to come up with a couple nice things about me, with 3 of the 4 necessary recommendation forms already prepared and folded inside (still waiting on Harvard).

Doesn't sound like much when I say it that way, but all that took me the better part of 5 hours. And at least I feel organized now - that is to say, every little random note I had scribbled down somewhere, every phrase I'd glanced at on a school website and then forgotten, all the factoids I'd filed away in my brain and then lost... they're all in one place now, no need to go poring through those sites again.

7 application fees = $485. Ouch.

But: tonight's 2.5 hours of babysitting = $26. Nice, very nice.

Anyway, seeing as I have to get up in three hours... bedtime.

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