Wednesday, 9 January 2013

2013 Goals and Resolutions

I've compiled my list of goals and resolutions for 2013... I separated them because I felt goals were things I crossed off once completed, but resolutions are things that are continuously worked on throughout the year. (Not in order of importance)

2013 Goals
  • Participate in a running event (preferably a half-marathon
  • Visit San Francisco (and Napa/Anderson Valley)
  • Visit New York City while Marcia is there
  • Go on an international trip (currently planning Iceland in Aug/Sept)
  • Attempt at least one Pinterest post per month (DIY, style, beauty, travel or decorating)
  • Get all A's in my masters classes

2013 Resolutions
  • Do a 5-minute workout every day
  • Adhere to a weekly exercise schedule (minimum of 3 workouts per week; 5-min workouts are in addition to this schedule)
  • Live within financial budget (using Mint.com to track spending)
  •  Drink 2 liters of water per day (additionally, drink 1 glass of water per alcoholic beverage)
  • Take better care of my skin, especially my face
  • Embrace what I already have in my closet and makeup bag (restyle or upcycle)
  • Do more social networking (twitter, blogging, communities)
  • Publish more blog postings

Any thoughts? Suggestions to improve or meet goals/resolutions are welcome. :)

Thank you for reading.

Quick catch-up since last post in 2011

I'm not very good at blogging but I'm going to try to do it more... Here's a quick recap of notable things that have happened in my life since the last post in South Africa. (I might forget a few things)
- Promotion (completed CBD program) (July 2011)
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- Traveled to Thailand (Chiang Mai, Phuket and Bangkok) and Bali for 2 weeks with 4 other IBMers (Sept/Oct 2011)
- Went to Denver with Danny. He taught me how to ski at Breckenridge and then we had a wonderful weekend in Denver doing brewery tours and hanging with his college buddies. (Jan 2012)
- Went to the Houston Rodeo and saw Enrique Iglesias in concert. (Jan or Feb 2012)
- Went to The Hague, Netherlands for a work trip and stayed a weekend (Mar 2012)
- Started a Masters in Management of Technology through the industrial engineering department at the University of Miami (March 2012)
- Cheered on my brother, Noah, playing wheelchair tennis at the Paralympic Games in London (Sept 2012)
- After London, Mom, Dad, Danny and I went to Paris where Mom and I took a French cooking class and Dad, Danny and I went to Versailles. After Paris, Danny and I went on to spend 6 days in Burgundy (Dijon, Beaune, and then ended in Lyon) (Sept/Oct 2012)
- My sister, Rachael, passes away at age 36 from kidney and liver failure (Mar 23, 1976 - Oct 14, 2012) I was able to see her before the trip to tell her I love her, but I was in Lyon, France when she finally passed.
- Reached 50 beers at World of Beer (at 92 today)
- Danny and I spent Thanksgiving in Chicago.
- Stayed home on NYE and watched the fireworks downtown from our balcony.
- Currently looking for a new apartment downtown WPB, Danny's lease is up Feb 28th.

And I think that's everything...