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Old 12-29-2008, 03:19 AM   #21
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- turned 20 and decided I am getting old :S
I just turned 46! 20's NOTHING! You are only as old as you let yourself be! Enjoy your life & ignore the numbers.
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^^ Must sounds weird coming from an 18yr old, but when I picture myself getting older, I picture a black hole!! It totally freaks me out!

On a different note: Wow, everybody has had an amazing year!!

Dont worry Adam, im sure next year will be alot better than this year.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:33 PM   #23
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I just turned 46! 20's NOTHING! You are only as old as you let yourself be! Enjoy your life & ignore the numbers.
You are correct, 20 isn't that bad. I can't help but think I may be seeing a grey hair or two in the next few years.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:40 PM   #24
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I can't help but think I may be seeing a grey hair or two in the next few years.
That's why we dye our hair...so nobody knows
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I think of my years in terms of school years, so it's so hard to think of what happened what I consider to be "last year"!

- April: got a sweet scholarship to my school (SMCM)
- May: reconnected with my friend Gerard who I met online a few years ago
- June: I graduated high school with honors and was the primary speaker at the ceremony (HOLY SHIT THAT WAS THIS YEAR??)
- June/July: Went to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales!
- Aug 11: Turned 18!
- Aug 16?: Got my first tattoo!
- Aug 28: started college (St. Mary's College of MD, bitches!)
- Sept: first college party
- Oct: first hangover
- Nov: first weekend trip with a friend... (Philly... it kind of failed, though...
next time I'm going solo, or at least going with someone who likes history!!)
- Dec: got a 4.0 for the first time EVER!! And aced all my finals

Overall, I met a lot of great people, had great conversations, ate awesome food, saw amazing places and had an overall good time. Money was short, but when is it not when you're a college student! :P
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The highlights of my 2008 were:
- Became a climbing bum - I spent 2.5 months living in a tent and climbing every day.
- I climbed a decent length rock route - 600 metres, in one day, and I led all but one pitch, the last two in the dark!
- I quit my job and moved to another country - Canada.
- I started ice climbing.
- I spent Christmas with a french speaking family...and I don't speak french.

2008 was a bloody great year! But, I have a feeling that 2009 is going to be even better, I don't know why I think this, I just do.
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Hmm, I think my year was kind of boring really...

- January I started to learn French, which I had taken in high school but hadn't thought about in 10 years. Unfortunately my new job's schedule is too erratic to take classes any further...
- April I got laid off
- June I got my new job, but my start date was only 9 days later
- Since I had saved almost 5 weeks of vacation at my old job and lost it, I booked a 9pm flight for the next day at 9am to Ecuador...had a great time!
- July - Began my quest for a work visa in Australia by applying for a skills assessment
- July - Met Matt/Xanthuos on a trip to Philly
- August - Met Matt/mbo108, his wife, and Michelle/mushroom22 on a trip to Philly
- September - Went to France
- September - Met Jen, worldwidemike, vancouverabby, jill, beth, c0urt, Jake, Jeanie, and I'm sorry if I forgot anyone
- September - Skills assessment approved & visa application lodged
- And after that just the usual holidays back in Ann Arbor
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Highlights of 2008:
- Finally hiking the Inca Trail and being the first hiker to see Macchu Picchu from the Sun Gate on a crystal clear morning.
- Learning I could outrun/outhike people 20 years my junior to BE the first one there.
- Starting to feel comfortable with my decision to retire from the airline in 2010 and become a school teacher (all my instructors have been praising my classwork, and I'm beginning to really believe I can do this!).
- Finding cool places to visit no matter which country I go to (Lake Bled in Slovenia, Viking Ship Museum in Denmark, Arawak Indian cave in Aruba).

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I just turned 46! 20's NOTHING! You are only as old as you let yourself be! Enjoy your life & ignore the numbers.
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- Aug 11: Turned 18!
- Aug 16?: Got my first tattoo!
- Aug 28: started college (St. Mary's College of MD, bitches!)
- Sept: first college party
- Oct: first hangover
LOL... that must have been an awesome couple of months. Enjoy it while things are still new and beautiful!!! =)
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Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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bump for this thread since i havn't been on the boards in a while

but.......... 2008 rocked (well the second half)

January - decided work and life sucks, started to save....
Febuary - July --- nothing !
August - got on a plane and went to Rome
September 20th - ran out of money in Berlin (managed 12 countrys)
September 21st - decided against going home, went to Rome again
End of September - met loads of mates, went out drinking lots, met some great girls. got a job
Mid October - quit my job because it kind of sucked, and the owner was a nutter. got a new job working at the Vatican and made lots of money
December - the money dried up at the Vatican (no tourists in winter) so i got another job in a new hostel.
December 25th - first xmas away from home, partied all night
December 31st - saw in the new year at the Colloseum

And since then the fun has continued

and im still travelling, going to Zurich in a few weeks and then planning on Thailand by the end of August followed by seeing next year start in Sydney or Melbourne
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January - decided work and life sucks, started to save....
Febuary - July --- nothing !
August - got on a plane and went to Rome
September 20th - ran out of money in Berlin (managed 12 countrys)
September 21st - decided against going home, went to Rome again
End of September - met loads of mates, went out drinking lots, met some great girls. got a job
Mid October - quit my job because it kind of sucked, and the owner was a nutter. got a new job working at the Vatican and made lots of money
December - the money dried up at the Vatican (no tourists in winter) so i got another job in a new hostel.
December 25th - first xmas away from home, partied all night
December 31st - saw in the new year at the Colloseum
Sounds like an AWESOME year. =)
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Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
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Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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