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38th Year Goals

Five days from today, I shall be celebrating my 38th birthday. I don’t think I’ll have the time to write that day or in the coming days after tomorrow. In the mean time, I am committing to finish the following unfinished tasks below as I do not want them to get carried over my 38th year of existence. After all, it’s going to be a new beginning for me and I shall have new resolutions, new goals.

I know I won’t be able to keep myself away from my laptop though and it would take a long time to finish editing my blog posts, ensuring that the photos of certain articles would finally appear on the front page. As much as I consider myself a techie, I’m not exactly knowledgeable when it comes to the technical aspects of putting up a blog, or making one look exactly the way I want it to, at least. So, what I’ll do now is make sure that I get reminded of the following tasks and goals whenever I turn my computer on or visit my own website. How? By listing them here, of course! 

Unfinished tasks

  1. General house cleaning
  2. Weed the garden
  3. Revise articles
  4. Complete application for new jobs/projects
  5. Prepare travel documents and itineraries for upcoming trips

Goals for my 38th year


  1. Be more disciplined.
    1. Set aside a definite schedule for reading the Bible.
    2. Get more fit–only three (3) layers of visceral fats to lose–exercise and always go for healthier food options!
    3. Regularly write in my journal.
    4.  Tithe consistently, double our savings, start investing in insurance and mutual funds, and pay off the rest of my debts by the end of 2015.
  2. Go out and treat myself at least once a month, especially when I have my period and mood swings start to kick in or when I start feeling overwhelmed by chores.
  3. Tend to my garden and play with the dogs (all five of them) at least once a week.
  4. Practice photography 3-5 times a week.
  5. Read a new book every other week and limit watching online videos/movies.
  6. Join a DGroup or a women’s Bible study group and stick with it!
  7. Attend online classes and volunteer meetings regularly.


  1. Spend more time with hubby (even if it’s only virtually) daily.
  2. Spend more time with the girls, i.e., do house chores, homework, and arts and crafts with them more regularly.
  3. Meet with my sibs at least once a month and visit our parents’ grave, preferably every first Sunday of the month.
  4. Treat my in-laws to a dinner or dessert at least once a month.
  5. Foster friendship. Go out at least once a month with some of my girl friends and explore new things, watch a movie, or simply talk and encourage one another. At the same time, get in touch with at least one old friend every other week and establish new ties.

Career/Volunteer work

  1. Look for new work-from-home opportunities.
  2. Translate and edit manuscripts regularly, i.e., every Thursday.
  3. Schedule a week’s worth of social media posts every Monday.
  4. Blog consistently (1-2 times a week) and start mingling with other bloggers, attending bloggers’ events, etc.
  5. Get involved in a community service/outreach program with my daughters at least once a year, and donate (i.e., blood, as well as pre-loved books, clothes, and toys) more often.

These may not look much to another person, but to me, they’re already a lot, especially the ones concerning my finances. I tend to adapt easily and slack, so I would need all the motivation and encouragement that I need. If I meet all these goals, before I turn 39, then I shall reward myself with another travel getaway. By God’s grace. ❤

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