2013 has been an incredible year. Looking back, I accomplished 2 out of 4 quarterly goals and made a ton of progress on my final goal. Those were:
Q1: Get a boyfriend <3
Q2: Get a new job
Q3: Get healthy (not a SMART goal, by the way, which accounted for its failure - that and I got the flu and an ear infection in Cancun, crippling my third quarter, compounded by lack of health insurance which a whole other story)
Q4: Sign a contract on my first home purchase
I demystified residential real estate in NYC, hooray! All thanks to my awesome broker who figuratively held my hand through the process. I have a great team.
I also made incredible leaps in leadership in the business world - taking my first General Assembly and McKinsey business course, participating in a leadership program at work, learning so much at SXSW 2013 from speakers like Elon Musk and Al Gore, and going to Personal Democracy Forum as a Google Fellow and feeling the progress for women in tech. I also took on my first freelance social media client, which was a fun and informative experience.
I had a great summer: rooftop farming in LIC, learning growth hacking, hanging from a trapeze, walking my first 5K for charity, riding CitiBike, going down to the Jersey Shore every other weekend just like other New Yorkers did. It felt really great to leave the city.
I had the best birthday ever this year in the Lower East Side surrounded by everyone I love, happy hour drinks and a Yunnan Chinese feast. It’s all about the odd years.
I spent a lot of time in casinos this year and visited Atlantic City more than once, enjoying the ocean, boardwalk and its characters. Great all American trips: Tarpon Springs, Florida; Jamaica Plain, Boston; Philadelphia, Delaware Water Gap, Wildwood, New Jersey, and crossed the border to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
I said goodbye to my Pau Pau, my beloved grandma in July.
Next year’s resolutions:
- Discipline. Fit into my jeans, be on time, go to sleep early, go kettlebell kickboxing.
- Data. Get really good at Excel, Google Analytics, my budget.
- Determination. Work on my house and home.
I also want to go to church more and visit London and Peru.
Here is to a happy and healthy 2014!