Speedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
So what are your goals in life, and have you reached them yet?
Climb Mt. Everest.
Pay a visit to both the geographical North and South Pole.
Climb Gunnbjornsfjeld (spelling?) highest peak in Greenland.
Visit every European Country
Go to a good college
Have fun, make money doing whatever I enjoy!
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1814 times:
For as long as I could remember I had three childhood dreams, Be a....
Fighter Pilot....yeah that didnt work out
Play in the NHL....umm guess I could still get picked up from the local beer leagues
Be Governor of Alaska. That one I am closest. Back in October I was elected to my local city council. At one month short of 26 I am the youngest elected official in Alaska to my knowledge.
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1724 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9): To wear a slutty bikini on the beach at Destin, FL, but alas, I've yet to reach my goal.
Please warn me in advance, and I'll go the opposite way.
For me the goals continue to evolve:
First to graduated from college in my family.
Career in law enforcement.
Travel to Europe.
Travel to Downunder to NZ and AU.
Save enough for steady healthy income for retirement
Raise Kids with good sense (One was the Arizona High School Chess Champ, so he already smarter than Dad)
Plan for an active retirement
Take care of health
Enjoy life to the fullest
Get the kids though college
And read every Aerospace Fan post
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1696 times:
I have several major goals in my life that I am working to meet:
1) Become a craniofacial deformities research doctor. To meet this goal, I have been studying at King's College London, England, since 2004, in the department of craniofacial development. I am currently applying for PhD courses, and next year, if successful, I plan to begin my PhD training in this same field. This is inspired by my own lifetime experiences with Treacher Collins syndrome.
Part of this goal is to further study why the TCOF1 gene mutation leads to the mass death of cells that are supposed to form the embryonic mandibular arch (this causes Treacher Collins syndrome). In fact, just recently, I wrote a project proposal in one of my courses at King's College London all about this!
2) Finish writing my autobiography. Titled "The Pancake Kid" (after a poem written about me as a child), this book will tell the story of my life with my craniofacial deformities and how I have struggled to overcome these challenges. A tell-all book is in the works! I began writing this book back in 2002, but when I moved to London, UK, in 2004, it got put on hold. Now, since I have been able to transfer it from my obsolete ZIP Disk to a new USB Flash Drive, I can get back to work on it! Right now, I am living a major chapter--in London! Wish me luck that it gets published someday!
3) Become an even better musician than I am now. I have played piano since I was a toddler (even before I began piano lessons in 1984 at age 8), and have given many performances. Even though my piano playing is excellent, I always strive to get better with time. Learning to play the piano as a child was a huge miracle--despite being "the man with no ears"! Now, since 2005, I have actually been teaching myself violin--on a green violin that I found in London! With time, my violin playing may catch up with my lifetime's worth of excellent piano playing! (My lifetime experience with the piano and my background in music have helped greatly in my teaching myself the violin).
4) Who knows--perhaps a run at the White House someday?
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)