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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)

zondag 18 december 2005

I finally swam today for the first time since Monday (I was too busy with papers and finals to go this week). It hurt my shoulder, but it felt good - six thousand meters. I've gained a few pounds since I've been here, partially because (a) I tend to be far more attached to my computer when abroad, (b) my swimming possibilities have been cut in half, and (c) I'm forced to eat what the dining hall serves me, which does not include lovely green salad. (And, of course, the European chocolate.) But it'll come off fast once I'm back home eating normally, swimming normally, and running again. My shoes were just too worn down, and I was getting problems with my plantar fascia (it felt like I had a few pieces of plastic moving around under my arch) so I went ahead and sold them rather than be tempted to keep running on them.

So Thursday will be not only a haircut, but shoes too.

Anyway, the Jaguars are currently playing the 49ers, and doing pretty horribly from what I can make out - they're only up by one point. I've only got 53 minutes of laptop power left, so I want to shut down, but I don't want to miss the end of the game. Grrr.


Anonymous Clautje said...

hey, guess what.. THE JAGS WON!!
does that mean we're in the play-offs?!?!

love your blog, can't wait to see you.

veel liefs,

18/12/05 17:05  
Anonymous Clautje said...

oh, we'll have to compare notes on our life lists, we most definitely have some things on there that we have in common, especially the languages and the travelling.


18/12/05 17:07  

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