2018 The Year That Was + My GOALS this 2019
I was browsing my posts for the whole year 2018 to reminisce what happened for the whole year, and to check if I was able to accomplish the plans I posted January of last year.
I could say that we had a blessed 2018. Saying “Thank you Lord” is not enough for all the things we have fulfilled for last year. He showered us his mercy and grace, He is really an amazing God even though I know I am not worthy.
I made some mistakes and I lost some friends because of that. But it still turned into a blessing because I realized I don’t want to be associated with these people anymore.
I am thankful for all the companies and brands that trusted and worked with me last year. I hope that they will have more campaigns and projects for me this new year.
I was able to purchase stuff (that I haven’t blog about yet, except for the bed frame).
We are homeschooling Ren now, it was hard at first. Ren misses having classmates but the good thing is that he found new friends in the neighborhood with this transition. He stayed outside after we finished the lessons up until sunset. He is now asking questions of what he will do whenever he experience social problems.
Ren is not hard to teach because he listens and follows directions. The only problem I encountered here is me being a procrastinator because of the flexitime schedule. I do it the most compared to my husband, I skip topics that I know is hard to explain (particularly reproductive topic). I’m glad that my husband is there to lend a helping hand.
Where did I fail? I gained weight. Compared last year where I am more active and being conscious of my food intake, this year I ate a lot of sweets and ate white rice again. But my waist line is not that big naman, kunti lang nadagdag since my size 28 Uniqlo pants still fits me. I’m doing Intermittent fasting by the way. I started it August ata or September last year. I’m doing 16:8 ratio. Sa mga hindi nakaalam ito yung 16 hours kang fasting (I start at 6pm up to 10am). 10am lang ako mag start kumain.
This 2019 I’m planning to do the following (so help me God):
- SAVE more! – this is addicting and at the same time fulfilling. I was able to achieve my goal last year, so I want to double it up this year. We now have an Emergency Fund because of my savings last year.
- INVEST more! – we have 2 MF, VUL and COOP Paluwagan money. I want to diversify, so I’m planning to explore the Paiwi program of DV Boer. I first heard of this from my cousin and he said that his investment is doing great. I’m not into having my own business because of the huge responsibility that’s why investing is my option to increase our income.
- Get BIR O.R. – I’m paying my taxes as a freelancer yearly, but I don’t have an OR yet. January is the perfect time to do this because it’s the time of Business renewal.
- MOVE more! – my husband and I are doing the planking challenge at the start of the year. I hope he will join me in this resolution.
- Eat Healthier choices – to eat more vegetables, fruits and drink more water.
- Be a better mom, teacher
- READ more! – I want to read one book every month. I’m not into novels, I’m into
self helpbooks. If you know a good book to read, please let me know in the comment box.
- Be a valued friend
- LEARN a new hobby – this one I failed to do last year. I told myself that I will study calligraphy or handwriting but I was not able to do it. This year I hope I could invest in a new hobby or seminar that will help me improve myself.
- INSPIRE more people – one of my goals in life is to be able to share my story as a special mom and how to handle finances well to other people.
They said that a goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot. Getting an MPV or Crossover vehicle is one my unfulfilled dreams up to date. I’m still praying if it’s right to get one (since we are at home most of the time). But if ever I’ll get one, paying in installment is not an option. I want to pay it in cold cash
The reasons I want one is for emergency purposes. In our subdivision, it’s hard to get a shuttle if you are in a hurry. Also last summer, Ren had a football class at Ayala Alabang and GRAB saved us from being late (since commuting inside is hard to do), if we have a car, we could just leave our driver’s license and go directly to the area. Lastly, for traveling and vacation purposes. If we have one, it would be easier to visit my relatives in my hometown in Tarlac.
Let’s make this year count mumsh! Share your goals and aspiration in the comments below too so that we can push and inspire each other to do it instead of just wishing for it to happen.