Resolutions/Goals

2016 Post 1

Many people make resolutions but not many people keep them.  I am one of those people that will keep them.  Thats the only way to become a better person.  I am not trying to be a someone else.  I want to be a better version of myself.  Which means all the things that I am good at I want to be better.  All the things that I feel are my short comings I wish to make those stronger.

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  1. Live in Barcelona, España in 2017.  This has been a goal of mine for a long time.  It will take a lot of planning and action for this to become a reality.  There’s really nothing thats going to stop me.  It will take money, visa approval, school acceptance, a grasp of the spanish language, which I am at a basic level now.Screen Shot 2016-01-10 at 20.32.03
  2. Finish the Camino de Santiago. I left the Camino in Santander, Spain.  I will continue this summer from Santander to Santiago de Compostela.  My goal is to finish during my 30 days work holiday. My maximum amount of time is 25 days.  5 days for travel.  It will take money, logistics, more Spanish language practice, training, and a guide book.  Summer 2016.
  3. Blog every week.  I want to be a better writer. I want to be a travel writer/ journalist.  So I have to practice and experience life.  Starting now. 52 posts.
  4. Visit New York. This goal is fairly easy. It’s about $1,300 trip that number can probably go lower.  It’s figuring out what to do.293332_10150426212890325_1231698224_n
  5. Ragnar Relay. SoCal and Norcal. I need a team, training schedule, logistics. Easy. I’ve done this before but being the captain takes a lot of extra work that most people don’t want to do.  It’s the most fun I have ever had when I was running a race.
  6.  Work on portfolio.  I decided I’m going back to art school to finish my degree. I’ve done it before I can do it again.12043146_10153548463900325_7655327725303296813_n
  7. Jiu Jitsu. I just made purple belt and I have to keep going.  There may be a time I may need to defend myself and my family I will need to keep training just in case.
  8. Keel Boat certification. ASA 106. Money, time, scheduling.  I love sailing and want to learn more.479747_10151341944775325_1020947952_n
  9. Scuba Diver Certifications. I want to learn more about diving.
  10. Last but not least. Courage. I need to put myself out there.  There’s feeling that you get when you’re so nervous you feel it in your stomach. It may be asking a girl out, doing something adventurous or just being out of your comfort zone. I haven’t had that feeling in a while.
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Author: Mark Magpusao

I grew up in Hayward, Ca. I am avid traveler, artist, writer/blogger, reader, grappler and aspiring polyglot.

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