Hi my name is Arianna Pattek and this is my new blog. The first thing I thought I would do is tell you a little about myself. I’m basically a human being that loves to have fun and at the same time I have a strong sense about making a difference in the world.
I grew up in Florida. South Florida to be exact in the city of Boca Raton. I have to give a lot of credit to my parents for raising me the way they did. My parents raised me to make good decisions. Even if they did not agree with the decisions I made, they were more interested in how I came to the decision. I short, I have really great parents who support me in basically everything I do.
I had great educational opportunities from the time I was in kindergarten all the way through my graduation from Georgetown.
I took my education seriously and worked hard in my studies. Some things came more easily that others, but the things that were hard for me such as math, I just “buckled down” and spent more time studying those subjects. I was in the top ten in my high school class and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown.
Like I said I love to have fun and one of my favorite things to do is hangout wit
h my friends. At my core, I’m a very social person and love people in general. So if I’m with friends, you know I’m having a good time. We don’t even have to be doing something. Just talking and being together is alright with me.
I do like to hike. There is something about being outside and getting close to nature that really appeals to me. I can hike in all kinds of climates and be perfectly happy. I can do really cold and really hot. It is all good when it comes to hiking. I guess my love for the outdoors fuels my love for skiing as well. If you want to hit the slopes, I’m right there with you.
I don’t watch a log of television, but I did get into Lost. I can’t believe how it ended though. That was a real letdown.
I’m a vegetarian.
When I was a teenager, I developed a passion for helping people. This is probably the biggest part of my life and drives me every day. When I was in high school I worked on projects that would make a difference in people’s lives. I actually won some awards for the work I did. In college, I also continued to use my time when I was not studying to work on projects that would benefit others. I won some awards there too.
My passion for helping people has taken me places around the world. I have lived in Africa and Madagascar. Right now I’m living in Madagascar and I am with the Peace Corps. It is an unbelievable opportunity for me to be the difference in someone else’s life every day.
Well, that’s a little about me, Arianna Pattek. I will be telling you more and writing on topics that are important to me as time goes on.