New Year.. Brings New Goals..


About this same time last year I did a post about my goals for 2017, Click Here to read. It’s amazing when I look back and see that I accomplished 2 out of 3. I wanted to travel more, and was able to check off a bucket list destination and visit Greece in May 2017. I took my sister with me to Los Angeles in October and we had a great time. I spent the Fourth of July in San Diego with a girlfriend. Another 2017 goal I accomplished was “consistency”. Although I wasn’t consistent with my blogging, I was happy that I was consistent with my fitness and mental health. I lost 15 .lbs since January and I have been able to keep it off.  This guy at the gym has even persuaded me to enter into a bikini competition, but we’ll see about that.  Okay, so I am ready to start sharing my goals for 2018, are you ready?


Relocation- I’m still in active pursuit to move out west.  I interviewed with Amazon in February, they offered to fly me in for onsite interviews, but the recruiter never reached out to me schedule a visit. Of course I reached out to him, but never received a response.  I also interviewed with Fitbit, Sony Electronics, and Southern California Edison.  The last company I interviewed with was Waymo (Formerly Google Self Driving Car Project).  I made it to the onsite interviews at HQ in Mountain View.  After two weeks of anticipation, the recruiter contacted me to advise me that I was not selected, and due to “company policy” they were unable to provide me with any feedback on my interviews.  I am not giving up, and I am moving out west in 2018.


Travel Bucket List-  I was so thankful that I was able to visit one of my bucket list destinations this year in Greece.  When I look back at the pictures, I still can’t believe I traveled there by myself.  I visited San Diego for the 4th of July, and went back to California in October with my sister.  My sister is turning the big 4-0 in July next year so we have booked a trip to Madrid, Spain.  Spain was not on my bucket list, but it is a place I have never been and I know I will fall in love with it.  I am looking forward to creating new memories in a new place.  I also plan to visit some other places in 2018 as well, so stay tuned.


Learn Spanish Fluently- I took Spanish in high school, and I listen to a Spanish radio station on my way to work sometimes, so I’m not totally behind when it comes to learning this language.  When I visited Dominican Republic last year, and talking with the locals, I realized my Spanish isn’t that bad.  With learning anything new, practice makes perfect.  I don’t plan to buy Rosetta Stone, but I am going to develop a strategy that works for me where I can teach myself.  There are so many tools that are out here now, so there really isn’t any excuse for me to get this down, besides laziness.


Dream Car – If you’re one of those people like me who has always had a dream car, then you will understand this goal. Before I could drive, the car I wanted was a Honda Prelude.  I was able to get one of my dream cars in 2012.  I purchased a 2008 BMW 535I.  I always loved the E60 model BMW.  I wish I still had the car, but after the 4 year warranty expired, there was a maintenance issue every month.  So fast forward to the present, for the past couple years my eyes and heart have been set on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.  It is a very popular truck these days which is why when I go to the dealership for a test drive, there is never a truck there for me to drive.  I may not be able to get a brand new G wagon because they are ridiculously expensive, but I do plan to get one.

That’s it! All attainable.  Requires Focus, Persistence, and Faith.  I do have other little goals as well, but these are the ones that will require more time and effort. Oh, and money.

I would love to hear some of your goals for 2018, GG

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