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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)

donderdag 4 januari 2007

I almost forgot to do this. I try to write ten 'accomplished' goals and ten 'pending' goals at the turn of every year. They don't always match up - I only achieved five of the ten goals I wrote down on 12/31/05, for those who care to check the archives - but there are always ten things to write in a year, even if they weren't the ten I was originally aiming for. So here's the 2006/2007 list:

2006 Accomplishments:

1) Went skydiving
2) Completed the 15k River Run
3) Got accepted to graduate school
4) Graduated from UF
5) Made the switch to a Mac laptop
6) Visited 7 new states (CN, DE, MA, NH, NJ, NY, ME)
7) Completed the 8-mile Boston Light swim
8) Learned to kneeboard
9) Started studying a new language (Farsi)
10) Completed my first Olympic-distance triathlon

2007 Aspirations:

1) Complete the Disney half marathon (13mi)
2) Complete the 15k River Run (again)
3) See Josh Groban in concert
4) Earn my EMT certification
5) Complete the 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West (again)
6) Complete a successful English Channel relay crossing
7) Visit France (again) and Italy
8) Pass the linguistics comprehensive exams for my M.A.
9) Complete another Olympic-distance triathlon
10) Go skiing

1 Comments:

Blogger Eric Zelko said...

One important 2007 goal unmentioned:
Get in touch with Chapel Hill poet & literateur:
Eric Zelko
209 Berigner Place
Chapel Hill, NC
919-370-4401
ezelko@email.unc.edu

26/1/07 00:29  

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