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When I worked at the Legislature, one of my colleagues turned 30.  So, in celebration, she made a list of 30 goals to accomplish within the next decade, wrote them on bright yellow bristol board and posted them in her office.  I did the same this past October, but so far I only have 25.  Here are a few…

1. Go to Australia (see a pattern?)

2. Buy a car made this century/decade.  My last car was a 1992 Chevy Cavalier.

3. Master my passagio.  That’s the break in your voice when you move from your middle register into your higher register.  Mine was always problematic, and I’d love to finally figure it out.

4. Play the stockmarket.  Why?  Well, why not?

5. Make a quilt.

6. Run a 5K.  I hate running, but I’d like to be able to do this at least once.

7. Put on a concert of Broadway and show tunes songs.

8. Go to Africa.

9. Take a hot vacation in the winter.

10. Write a romance novel and submit it to Harlequin.

11. Run for office for some sort of position.

12. Get Rider season tickets.

13. Get a PhD.  In what?  I don’t know.

14. Get a dog.

   15. Read the entire Bible.

16. Take a landscape painting class.

17. See Kelly Clarkson in concert.

18. Start an RRSP.

19. Learn to play the guitar.

Daydreaming is something I seldom engage in.  One counselor I had made daydreaming part of my homework.  I had a little trouble with it at first, because most of my thinking revolves around things I have to do and working on problems.  But it’s something I’m trying to do more often.

So…

If I had lots of money, I would travel a lot more than I do (and it would help if I wasn’t as afraid of flying as I am).

I’ve been lucky in that I’ve gone to Europe twice, and each time I haven’t had to pay for much of it.  I thought of going to Australia on an exchange last semester, but that didn’t work out (and good thing considering how last semester went).

So here are 5, uh, 6 places I’d like to visit.

Australia

Australia fascinates me.  I want to see the Opera House in Sydney, visit the Gold Coast, hike to Ayers Rock, cross over to Tasmania and see the penguins, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, go to Melbourne and see the architecture of Canberra.

Scandanavia and Russia

This is a cruise I’d LOVE to do.  I’ve been to Norway, but I never had a chance to visit Oslo.  My Mom travels a lot, and I’ve made her promise not to do this cruise until I can go with her!

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Once upon a time, my family sponsored a child from Kenya.  I always wanted to go and visit her.  After I took a Third World politics class, which looked at Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, that urge to visit Africa resurfaced.  And it remains.

Italy

Food, music, history, architecture.  I don’t think I have to say anything more.

Canada’s East Coast

Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick – I want to see them all.

Iqaluit

Canada’s north intrigues me.  My Master’s thesis looked at Arctic issues, and I’ve always wanted to experience the midnight sun.

Where would you like to go?  Let me know in the comments below!

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