Thursday, December 23, 2010

Goals in Samoa

As I am a believer in accountability I thought it might be good for me to list some of my goals while here in Samoa and hopefully in two years I will be able to look back and say I have accomplished them all.
  1. Read books to grow not just for pleasure
  2. Read the Bible
  3. Keep up my basic Spanish and French as well as Samoan
  4. See New Zealand and Australia (this could be after service too)
  5. Keep active and healthy
  6. Bungee jump
  7. Get a Samoan traditional tattoo
  8. Absorb and see all that Samoa has to offer
  9. Be inspired and inspire
  10. Celebrate small victories (my number one strategy for staying sane along with patience) 


  1. Number 11. Visit the National Park of American Samoa here on Tutuila. the trail takes you through fives regimes of the rain forest, cloud, ridge, littoral, strand and beach in five hours. Nothing like it in the world.
    Faleolo to Pago: 15 minutes on InterIsland Air. Rooms from 35 a night, meals 3 bucks a plate. Honest!

    From Pago, JW

  2. Happy New Year!!
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