Review of Goals 2019

Here are my goals for 2020.

Let’s review what I did well and what I failed at.

  1. Recover from my ACL Surgery
  2. Pay off debt
  3. Travel and save money
  4. Volunteer more
  5. Spanish Level. Increase.
  6. Draw, Paint and create more
  7. German level B1
  8. Korean Basics
  9. Be stronger
  10. Try Rock climbing
  11. Go to sleep at 10pm, wake up at  430
  12. Buy work truck
  13. Paint watercolor.

My first goal of the year started with recovering from my ACL surgery. My second surgery on the same knee. January of 2019, I had surgery. I spent the next 3-4 months walking with crutches, then with a cane, and now I walk with a limp when it’s cold outside. When I’m fully warmed up I can do most of the things I did before the surgery.  The doctor said I can slowly return to Jiu Jitsu.  Jiu Jitsu brings me so much happiness to me. I will have to start slowly.  I’m very excited about this.

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I also listened to David Goggins’ book, Can’t Hurt Me, and it really motivated me.  I have to search for ways to really push myself outside my comfort zone and grow.  I want to keep growing mentally and physically.

My debt is about the same.  I will have to make a plan and stick to it.

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I traveled to Cuba, Scotland, and Spain. I traveled but I wish I saved more money. Volunteer more.  I volunteered a little bit.  I joined the Houston YangGang.  I volunteered when I could and showed support when Andrew Yang was in Texas.  I volunteered at the Edinburgh Festival. For 2020 I wish to do an activity more consistently.

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I returned to Edinburgh in 2019. It was a great experience. 

Increase my Spanish level. This was my most consistent goal.  I’ve had an italki tutor since March.  I had a lesson every week minus holidays and when I traveled. I also went to Spain to improve my Spanish.

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I really appreciate having a job that I enjoy and co-workers that I get along with.

Did I draw and paint more? I went back to a former occupation of drawing caricatures for tourists.    I miss being around artists.  I miss drawing.  It felt good to make art and make people laugh.  I also want to increase this as well. The next Pancakes and booze I want to put in six pieces.

Improve German B1. I’m shelving this goal. I just don’t have enough motivation.

Korean Basics- I’m shelving this goal. I want to return to Korea and have a better experience.

Be stronger. This goal was very vague. I did become stronger though. I need to get specific with what I want to accomplish.

Rock climb- I’m shelving this as well. I have Jiu Jitsu now.

Adjust my sleep schedule. At times I was good at this. Then I fell off.

Buy work truck. This is a long term goal.

Watercolor more. Yeah I started.

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I want to get better at drawing and water color this year as well. 

 

 

 

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.