I am a planner. I actually wrote my bucket list in 1986 when I graduated from high school, and everything on that list – well, almost everything – has been achieved. As the youngest in my house, I felt the need to make a statement, to demonstrate to my parents and siblings that I was an overachiever, either a result of my competitive spirit or as a way for me to reward myself with that good-feeling moment over and over again.
Finding Myself Under Unplanned Circumstances
By Ana Toro
Public Affairs Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention