Bekah’s List

  • Follow Jesus.
  • Travel. A lot.
  • Travel well.
  • Couchsurfing
  • Dumpster Diving
  • Backdoorjobs.com something (Urban Adamah, Kalu Yala, Woolman Cmmty intrnshp, etc.)
  • Bookjobs.com something (Counterpoint Press internship, etc.)
  • Try teaching literature & writing – maybe at a semester school
  • Oregon Extension
  • Scuba diving at Great Barrier Reef
  • Do at least some of these hikes {insert link to 25 most dangerous hikes in world}
  • Go to all 17 of these places in NY
  • Finish my ADK 46 before turning 26 (at 40 high peaks as of Labor Day 2016)
  • Go to Anafora Coptic Retreat Center in Egypt
  • KAIROS: School of Spiritual Formation
  • Seminary (EMS) – always a possibility
  • Banff.
  • Lake Tahoe. (Mark Twain’s descriptions in Roughing It and Innocents Abroad are enticing.)
  • Russia!
  • Live in Europe for at least a year (preferably somewhere in Scandinavia, I think)…or Scotland.
  • Palestine (options: PSE, IWPS) and/or elsewhere in Middle East/MENA region
  • Southeast Asia
  • India
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • OZ/NZ
  • WWOOF.
  • Peace Corps…maybe? (or SEED w/ MCC, or something else similar…)
  • Bee-keeping
  • Wheel-thrown pottery
  • More road trips and travel (always)
  • Lots of wilderness exploration & adventuring
  • PNW
  • White Sands National Monument, and more of NM in general
  • Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine
  • Indie bookstores (Politics and Prose, etc.)
  • Monastery stays
  • See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • Shave head someday – maybe
  • Fluency in at least 1 language other than English (ASL, Spanish, so many options…)
  • Witness the birth of a human being
  • Get published. And not just by myself on a blog, I mean.
  • Work for social justice & peace
  • Live in (intentional) community
  • Hear Wendell Berry speak 10/25/16: Mahaiwe Perforing Arts Cntr, Great Barrington
  • See Sarah Kay perform live
  • See Sufjan Stevens in concert
  • Go to an overnight music festival, the kind you camp at
  • Film festivals
  • Riverdance
  • Antartica
  • Backpack and/or bike across continental Europe
  • Spend some significant time at sea on a ship
  • Have a family
  • Write, write, write — poetry, books (at least one book), stories, essays
  • Make a viable living as a writer/story-telling artist of some kind
  • Better bodily health (and overall health)
  • Be the best version of myself that I can be; never stop learning & growing & challenging myself & developing as an individual person and human being that’s a member of one big Human Family.
  • Live well—every day.

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