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Dream Goals

Dream Goals

There are so many things I want to do in my life. Everyone has their own dreams and aspirations. Sometimes there can be occurrences when those hopes and dreams might seem merely impossible to accomplish. After trying so hard to get to a certain point, at times I find myself lost and surrendered. BUT, I have not given up entirely yet on my goals. I always pick myself up and try to get through the hardship and challenges because I know that it will all pay off in the end.

Firstly, I want to be a doctor (neonatologist to be exact). If I cannot handle the pressures and schooling, I still want to work in the medical field, just not as a doctor. I do not know what position I want to take, but nonetheless, I want to help patients in any way I can.

Secondly, I want a family (not now, but in the future). Just by knowing I want to be a neonatologist, you can tell that I love kids. My kids will live a happier life and I want them to enjoy all the things I could not enjoy as a kid myself (like living on campus, going to summer camps, sleepovers, etc).

Third, I want to build, open, and run a elementary school in Vietnam for underprivileged children and adults (who never got a proper education). As a Vietnamese, I know a lot of things about these people; they live at the poverty level and all the money they make goes to educating their children. In this country, education is more/less the most important aspect that the people praise. I know of a couple of families who are going through this and I wish I could do something for them now, but I can’t do enough to make a difference.

Fourth, I want to travel the world. Many people travel in the typical tourist-like fashion and enjoy themselves in luxury. For me, I want to travel to the places that do not get much attention, especially health-wise. If I can, I want to help treat or diagnose people who have illnesses and do not have the means to healthcare. Besides that, I want to meet the real people of the places I visit, free from all the modern, touristy places. From there, I get to understand the culture and lifestyle so much better.

Fifth, I want to find lifelong friends. I want to find those that enjoy everything about me and vise versa. It is simply amazing when you and others can talk for hours and hours about any topic at all and still have fun.

I know that I’m a picky person and I know there is a lot of “I” and “wants” in this blog post, but generally speaking, the things I would like to have is not so materialistic or centered strictly to me. Rather, my life revolves around others with their well-being, their health, and emotions.

Here’s a quick video that shows a good picture of what I mean (there are English subtitles):

All Roads Lead to the Windy City

All Roads Lead to the Windy City

I just got back to Baumhart after a long day of traveling. I took the MegaBus back from Detroit this afternoon and arrived back at Union Station a few hours ago! After unpacking and organizing some things, I feel settled back into my Loyola life. I’m sad that spring break is already over, but excited to get going with the rest of the semester, and already looking forward to summer!

My spring break was good– the perfect relaxing week that I needed. I was able to spend some time at home with my family in Detroit and also fly down to Florida to hang out with my sister, her husband and two sons. My nephews are the cutest!

I am looking forward to next weekend– it will be my first St. Patrick’s Day spent in the city. Every year the city puts on a grand parade and dyes the Chicago River bright green! I have a few midterm exams to get through this week, but Saturday will be an incentive to do well and get through them!

There is a ton of stuff going on in the city for St. Pat’s– check out Metromix Chicago’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day 2012 for ideas of places to hit. A lot of events are geared towards the over-21 party crowd, but us underagers can still have a lot of fun in the city this next weekend! Can’t wait!

Here is a photo of Chicago’s green river on St. Patrick’s Day a few years ago– no filter necessary, the river is BRIGHT green! I can’t wait to see it for myself!

Photo credit: Anapoly on Flickr.com via Creative Commons