I’ve been interested in triathlons since I was 9 years old and now that I’m 23 and with a possible long-term job, I will SOON have the financial freedom to get a bike! YAY!
Cora89's Life List
1. Bike 50 miles in one day
2. run a marathon
3. complete a triathlon
4. go rock climbing
5. make jewelry
6. learn how to drive stick-shift
7. Study Interior Design
8. get married
9. get my own place
10. move out
11. buy a road bike
How I did it: Through a study abroad program at Santa Clara University. FAVL: Friends of African Village Libraries has an internship program where you can go spend time volunteering in rural village libraries interacting with kids who are learning French. I lived there for 4 months and it was the most challenging and humbling experience of my life. The people there are so generous, loving and genuine unlike any other group of people I've ever met. Read how I did it…
How I did it: I went with a group to McCloud Falls in California and I jumped! I was terrified, but my friend jumped off right before me and said I'll wait for you at the bottom. That was good news. He was alive and smiling, and waiting for me to go. Great encouragement! I still needed to take a moment to decide to go or not. I told myself that I wouldn't like it, but I would be glad afterward. Sure enough, it was the scariest thing I've ever don… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I went to the financial aid office at my school, and told them that I had been looking for a workstudy position and they sent me to the career center. There, I asked for the senior secretary and she had a whole list of employers looking for students! I now work as a teacher's assistant at an elementary school across the street! Read how I did it…
So, against the wishes and desires and dreams of my parents, I am owning up to my talents, interests and skills and going for it! I want to become an interior designer!!!!! It made sense when I couldn’t figure out my major in college and I switched 7 times and almost didn’t graduate. I did, with a last-minute switch to a French major. I redecorated my college dorm a million times and drove my roommates crazy and now I’m realizing that I admire beauty in places and people. That is what I want to do with my life… to create a more beautiful world!
Do it!!! My friend took me for my birthday to Half Moon Bay: Sea Horse Ranch. It was a beautiful morning, foggy and mystical. The highway was a lovely drive. When we got there we were greeted by the ranch owner, a cat. The ride itself was stunning, we saw dolphins swimming close to shore and it was breathtaking. There was a local race going on that same morning, and they were cheering US on! Wow. Such an awesome birthday!!!!!
If you get there by 8am you get an extra half hour free. Sign up before you get there… call ahead or they might turn you down. Happy Riding!