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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 2 januari 2006

Unlikely Dreams:

Who among us doesn't have a few 'never-gonna-happen' dreams? I can't post these on the sidebar list, because the chance of their ever coming true isn't very high - be it because of a lack of time, money, opportunity, or luck. (Although actually, I did get my EMT certification, and I did meet Josh Groban - two items that spent a long time on this list!) But anyway, whatever the reasons, these are the most 'dreamy' of all my hundred-plus life goals, and so I've accepted that I will probably never:

Go into outer space,
Fly a plane,
Swim the 22-mile Catalina Channel,
Teach sign language to a primate,
Be on a reality TV show,
Learn to speak Xhosa (a click language),
Be the voice for an animated character,
Be in the Oprah audience,
Meet Johnny Depp,
See the (closed to the public) original Lascaux cave paintings,
Be an extra in a movie,
Train a guide dog puppy,
Climb Mt. Olympus in Greece,
Go on an adult Semester at Sea trip, or
Perform in a play.

But really, what are fifteen unfulfilled dreams, compared with all those that can come true? - Not to mention those that already have!

(Still, if anyone has an inside line to NASA, the French government, ABC's Extreme Home Makeover, or Johnny Depp's sister's husband's cousin... ;))

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