Wednesday, 9 January 2013

New Year New Goals

I never had any New Years resolution because I know I can never stick to them.  Instead yearly, I set a goal for myself to achieve.  It doesn't have to be about my career because that part of my life I haven't sorted out, it is usually about travelling and making myself a bit better each year.

Goals for 2013 are:

1.  Get promoted.  I used to work in Oil and Gas industry where I was paid loads.  I didn't like my work but I liked my pay.  When I moved back to the Philippines, I vowed to chase my dreams and landed a role in Fashion Merchandising for a clothing mail order company then a Management Trainee position for in one of the retail giants in the Philippines.  Now I'm back in the UK feeling unemployable and ended up as a Retail Assistant.  I'm not ashamed of what I'm doing, I enjoy my job but I feel like I can do better.  After few weeks of working, a position has opened and I grabbed it.  I am gonna find out the result tomorrow.  *fingers crossed*

2.  Lose weight.  I am aware that I can never go back to my UK 4-6 size from 3 years ago. I made peace with the fact that my body has changed and my metabolism has slowed down.  I just need to tone up and maintain my size 8-10.  I will try to eat healthy, restrict my calorie intake and go to the gym at least 3 times a week despite my crazy schedule.  After all, I pay £43 monthly!  That's almost a days pay for me!  :-P

3.  See more of the world.  I know, I've travelled more than most of you but I've always been a nomad. I want to see Greece or Morocco for this year or wherever Luke takes me.  Hehehe.  

4.  Save up.  Being unemployed for years fully depleted my savings.  I have no regrets apart from not having enough work experience.  I'll try to save as much as possible this year so when I have to make the big move to the Head Office work in 2 years, so I don't have to ask for Luke's money to bail me on train fare.  It cost at least £4k a year now from Reading to London.  I need to save that much in 2 years.   I want to stay debt free for as long as I live.

5.  Go on dates more.  Finding time in our schedule is difficult.  I have to work on weekends and he have all his weekends free.  Luckily, the shops here close early.  Unlucky for us, we have nowhere to go to.  LOL!

Last weekend, I finished worked at 12noon and Luke took me to Winter Wonderland.  This has to must be our yearly ritual.  So here's a photo of our first date of the year minus Luke.  

6.  I need to get in touch more with friends.  I don't have loads and I suck at it.  I will use facebook often to communicate with friends.  I'll make sure I skype or e-mail them on my free time. 

7.  Blog more.  I'll make sure that I update this weekly.  I've slacked over the year and I know you all miss me.  Not much crazy adventure this year.  I'm focusing on serious stuff okay.  Who wants to hear about my marriage?  Hehehehe.




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