I’m on my second year of Americorps here in the states and hope to branch out abroad in the next few years. There really is nothing like service.
meesuhbat's Life List
1. be a mom
2. live in another country
3. adopt a child
4. write a book
5. visit all seven continents
6. volunteer abroad
7. travel the world
8. visit all 50 states
9. Learn Spanish
10. drive across the country
11. make an impact in the catholic church
12. Learn to speak many languages
13. type with 10 fingers
14. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
15. live in the South.
16. Learn to play the banjo
17. have better posture
18. have a library in my house
19. start meditating regularly.
20. make a list of 365 quotes that inspire me
I wanted to live in the City since I visited there with my drama class in 2002. I dreamed of having a stoop to sit on, being near the Park so I could stroll through on my way to and from work, I dreamed of memorizing the subways system…of being a local.
Well, I did it all. I lived in Spanish Harlem about a five minute walk from the city. I memorized the subways, gave directions like a real local. But I found out that the city is so much more than the bright lights and eclectic people that inhabit the trendy areas of the city. The majority of NYC is made up of projects and poverty and materialism rotting out the core of the city. It was a fun experience and I wouldn’t take it back for anything, but I was glad to get the hell out.