:: eye of the storm ::

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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)

vrijdag 9 december 2005

I'm done. I can't believe it, but I am. I'm completely done with creative writing - I don't even have to go to class anymore - and my linguistics paper is done as well. The only things I have to concentrate on now are two finals (though Spanish is nothing to worry about) and, of course, my thesis, which will be winging its way back to me on Monday for me to adjust (again) and resubmit as a final draft, along with my research journal of how I managed my time and how much time I spent on the project each week. (Of course, I haven't been keeping that up, so now I have to make it all up, but whatever.)

On a completely different note, I've been trying to think of ways I could finally spend some time in a Spanish-speaking country. What I really should have done is go to South America or Mexico for a semester instead of back here, but oh well, we can't change the past. Anyway, so I've been looking at volunteer-abroad programs - again. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time now, but all the slick-looking sites charge an arm and a leg, and I've never agreed with the whole concept of paying to volunteer, so I never followed up on any of the possibilities. Anyway, but this time around I've found two good sites so far, the first of which costs $250 per program and was recommended to me - as far as I recall - by a girl on one of the various planes I've been on, and the second of which I've only just discovered, but looks right up my alley - working with orphans in Chile. It's completely free, apart from airfare, but you have to stay for a minimum of three months. That means I can't swing it this summer - or in 2007 either, since I'll (hopefully) be in England - but it's something to think about.

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