Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tori 3.3

So far, 2011 has been defined by a discovery of places, people and myself using two wheels. I have relied on my eyes and ears and legs to take me to new places philosophically and physically. My odometer crossed 17,000kms y-t-d sometime in early august. That's more distance than most people cycle in a lifetime. That's more distance than I've driven in the last two years.

I've satisfied a long kept dream of crossing Africa, and captured a number of spontaneous opportunities along the way and in between. The lessons and struggles and wonderful adventures that these experiences have afforded me are impossible to describe. I am indescribably grateful for the opportunities this life has afforded me.

What is there to do after 17,000km of enlightenment? Keep going.

In just a few weeks, I will trade in my wheels for textbooks and lectures, opting instead to propel myself through the next chapter with my brains and imagination. I will begin a Masters program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Though I will miss my family and friends back home, I am extraordinarily excited at this opportunity to study something that I love and enjoy the wonders of living in New York City. At least this time, I'll only be two time zones away!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah said...

You know why I love your blog so much? Because you never fail to surprise me! Amazing....looking forward to reading about the NYC adventures.

September 2, 2011 at 5:47:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Hoop said...

Is Manhattan ready for T-diddy?

September 3, 2011 at 5:01:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Emma said...

Cue Pace Piquante Cowboys...


NEW YORK CITY?!

September 6, 2011 at 5:59:00 AM MDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tori! Enjoy your latest adventure.

Cristina

September 7, 2011 at 9:46:00 AM MDT  
Blogger BikingBakke said...

and in a place with functioning electronic communications!

September 8, 2011 at 9:40:00 AM MDT  
Blogger erin k. said...

you know what's close to new york? toronto. you know who's in toronto? me! finally, maybe, i will be the hoopersister who gets some toritime! next trip i take to ny, i expect maximum goodtimes with you as my guide.

September 16, 2011 at 10:56:00 AM MDT  

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