Have children: We want the experience of raising children and passing along our values and genes to the next generation.
Learn a medical skill (Matt): I would like to be able to help people with the basics for keeping their physical bodies alive and healthy. I would like to experience the challenge of life threatening conditions (ER).
Write a third book (Julie): This time on the CDT, I would like to share my experiences with a large audience to complete my triple crown of trail books.
Learn Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish: These are the basic languages along with English that will enable us to understand and communicate with the majority of people in the world.
Complete the CFA exams (Matt): I enjoy financial markets and see these exams as a way to learn more about the industry as well as providing me with a skill set for a high earning career should I choose that route again.
Be competitive in ultra marathons: We would like to not only complete but seriously compete in ultra running events.
Play the guitar (Julie): I love music and playing music. I want to be able to pick up a guitar and easily play my favorite songs.
Play the cello (Matt): The cello speaks to my emotions more than any other instrument. Music is also a unique way to speak to people. I would like to be able to create music as a means of expression using the cello as my medium.
Sail the World: This seems like the ultimate in self sufficiency. It is a level of freedom that seems greater than any landlocked experience and this is a project we’re gradually working towards.