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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 23 juli 2006

I just found out from John, a fellow counselor - whose school sends students to Cape Town, South Africa every spring - that his partner school, which sends students every fall, is Chapel Hill! John just came back a week before camp started and he said it was amazing, truly life-changing. I've been dying to go to South Africa for years, ever since my first year as a camp counselor in 2001 (quite a few Ton-A-Wandah counselors were from South Africa), and I think I'd be a good candidate to go represent Chapel Hill - I'd be a graduate student and a TA during the semester I'd go (fall 2007), which is what's required, and I already speak Dutch, which is very similar to Afrikaans. (Last year, when I was living in La Mancha, Renate and I could often understand each other when speaking our respective languages.) Anyway, so that's something exciting to try and figure out once I get there. It'll probably be the last time I'll get to travel internationally on somebody's else's dime, so I really hope it works out.


Blogger Robin said...

My best friend,Liane,who has been living in India for the past couple of years,has been to South Africa a few times. Her father in law lives there. She said it's beautiful.
I say....go for it!!!

24/7/06 08:27  

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