Did I Reach My 2019 Goals? New 2020 Goals

  1. Get cut abs: I’m still in progress. I’m started doing planks this week at home. Hope to speed this up.
  2. Travel more: Last year I went to Japan, Philly, Chicago, Cabo, and Dallas. I think that was pretty good. I’m ramping down now to focus on health and fitness. Just an SF trip and nothing else planned. I’d say as a short term goal, I achieved it.
  3. Try fancier foods: I went to a lot of fancy places last year. I’d say this was achieved too. I’m toning it down now to eat healthy and build muscle.
  4. Volunteer more: I did one volunteer thing, so I technically achieved this. My new long term goal is to gain clout on social media and then use it for good. I don’t know what kind of good yet. And it wasn’t originally for “good” but I feel like I want it to be.
  5. Play more boardgames: I actually played fewer times last year than 2018, when I went to 2 cons. But I made boardgame friends and so I think I have been playing more spread out, especially with Will back from Illinois.
  6. Plan an awesome 30th bday party?: I opted out of this, which had a question mark to begin with anyway. It’s not me to plan parties for myself period.
  7. Connect with God more: I don’t think I’ve really done this. Aside from the self-reflection I already do, considering God in my life during this reflection, Bible studies, etc, I don’t feel like I’ve done more to connect. But I did feel more connected during that one prayer that I told Will about, so maybe?
  8. [begin Long Term section] A loving father with a loving family: I’m donating sperm now so in a way that is biological “fatherhood” although legally I would not be a parent. Loving family.. I think my family is good right now. Not my own family unit yet though. Still far in the timeline before I start this.
  9. Well-traveled and knowledgeable: I do feel like I’ve dabbled in a lot of different things, so generally well-rounded knowledge, I’ve been gaining. So far, music production and skincare skills have gone up. Photography is what I’m getting into. I’d have to travel more.
  10. A space to explore and create comfortably: I’m getting closer after I got my keyboard, iMac, and iPad/pencil. With camera, I’ll have more opportunities. But I need to be wise about big purchases.
  11. Doing good: I’m using my thirstagram as an excuse to use my clout for good. I think it’s totally doable though, to make it inspirational and voice opinions that help others, or do things that help others. But I need to seriously think on that and stuff. So far, no good yet.
  12. Having God in my life, helping others in faith: I feel like Will and I last night touched more on faith in our Bible study, but overall, I’m not at this point yet. And I have yet to discover how to. I don’t think a thirstagram will get me close to this. If it is to, then the idea would be that you could be yourself and have a religious life too. But that feels counterintuitive to notions of self-sacrifice and “losing/hating your life to gain life”. Is hating yourself “self-loathing”? Is there a scriptural message of self-loathing? Perhaps not in the modern definition?
  13. Generous and chill: I feel like I’m taking steps to be more generous and whatevs about money, because I lost a bunch by canceling my CR trip. Lol. But I’m being conscientious of this.
  14. Chill job (wfh if possible): I got a WFH job in the fall thank God. If He wills, I hope to continue. Again, thank God so much for this, He answered my prayers.
  15. Feel I’ve lived a meaningful life: I get kind of shook when I read this. It’s more of a post-reflection. But at the same time, do I currently feel I am doing this. I think if I get some sort of platform when I have influence and then use my influence for good, there is more meaning. Not there yet.
  1. Become hot
  2. Grow a successful IG
  3. Use IG for good

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My Secret Notebook

My Secret Notebook

Quirky, curious, and philosophical Asian American gay Ivy League grad living in Southern California.