No Resolutions 2013

Inspired by Lucy Torres-Gomez article in Philippine Star, I’ll make a list of things I want to achieve in 2013 with a twist! Not the typical goals that I’ll forget in a week or two, but something I’ll be excited to achieve each month.

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When I was younger, I made a list of things I want to achieve at some certain point in my life, like getting married and have my own place at the age of 30 and have children at 33. I definitely would want to see that list again and tick off which dreams I’m yet to fulfill or live at. But I think those papers where all gone by now.

Later on, when I started working, every first quarter of the year, I used to list things down on what I need to save for. This helps me focus on where to allocate certain budget or save up, say buying my first digital camera or replacing my old mobile phone. Those goals were only good for a month though as I tend to forget or change minds as months passed by.

This time will be different. I hope to keep tab of these goals every month. *cross-fingers*


Vacation in Philippines. I’m so looking forward to catching up with families & friends and hopefully some quick R&R trip to recharge.

Start with new investment.


My birthday month and looking forward to a long CNY holiday. I’m already itching on booking a solo trip if not for this expensive season. I’ve been good, I worked hard, I get stressed A LOT (hopefully not so obvious), and I believe I deserve a New iMac!


Ze husband’s birthday month. A baby would be a nice welcome and gift to our marriage. And for all those who are eager since the day we got married, yes, we are both ready by now, financially (hopefully) and emotionally(finally). A little more patience would be helpful, we’re working on it!


Finding a stable job. In this day and age, is there actually companies that you can retire to? Hopeful to find somewhere i can finally settle on for a few years or ’till retirement maybe.


Our new home turnover. Finally one of our first investment put into place. Looking forward to furnishing it.


Since work is unstable, and a growing family is the gameplan this year, must work on some passive income. Settle some more investments.


Get serious with business plans. So many ideas are lurking on amidst my cup of coffee, laptop and scratch pads. Need time to really dissect which one to start off .


Get a gym membership. Seriously. Some physical pampering needs to be in order.


Start early Christmas shopping. Say no to Last-minute bargain hunting.


Spring cleaning. Donate.


Self-enrichment. Enroll for a short course, upgrade skills. Get school certificates. On the sides, can learn something new like playing piano and violin.


I’ll probably cut off some vacation time in 2013 since majority of our budget will be allocated to new investments. But would be looking forward to some quick getaway for Christmas and Anniversary. Hopefully somewhere to experience White Christmas.

So that’s about it. I’m feeling overwhelmed already just reading this… but hopefully this will be a gratifying experience all the way. Bring it on 2013!

This is quite fun to do. Make yours too and share it below.

Have a Wonderful Holidays gorgeous.

2 Responses to "No Resolutions 2013"

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  1. Badet

    January 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Hey Val! Excited for the baby, yey! May kasama na si Gwen, hopefully Sagada adventure ulit =). Happy new year!

    • SurrealPrincess

      January 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

      eeek, nakakapressure. haha. praying for +1 this year 🙂 miss ko na sagada. sana pulag + sagada ulit with the kids na 🙂


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