New Year, New Blog, New Goals

What’s up fellas! I might have some friends and family who will be reading this and I know i’m not the type of person who would start a blog and share my thoughts publicly. But hey! Its a new year and I have new goals.

2018 was a great year personally. I achieved a lot of things. But this 2019, i’d like to invest more on my personal growth and set more goals for me to achieve. Goals motivate me, they get me up in the morning, and goals drive me to do better not just for myself, but also for the people that I love.

I personally think that goals are the reason we live. When we don’t have something to chase or work hard for, its then we feel stagnant. I was there and its when I set goals for myself I realized that I became a much better person.

I think its also a good habit that you share your goals with others. The more you tell it, the more you will think about it, the more you will do it. So, for my first blog entry, I’d like to share my goals to the people who will be reading this.

Start my own blog

Yep! Sounds simple enough because I already have a blog. Well its not, because I want to have a blog and grow it.

I’ve been working in a Search Engine Optimization company for almost a year now. It’s not what I studied for, but I really enjoy it. Working in an industry that revolves around the internet made me realize how big an opportunity there is online. For those who don’t know, SEO increases the traffic of a website through executing strategies to rank in the first page of search engines (e.g. Google, Bing). So I realized, if I could help other websites do that, why couldn’t I do it for my own website?

So, to make a long story short, our company rewards team members for great performance and I was rewarded my own website. The stars aligned and so here I am.

I’d be a hypocrite if I say I only started a blog just to express my thoughts (see what I did there?) because I also recognize the other benefits of growing a blog.

I know my blog design is a pain in the eyes but i’ll continuously work on it to improve it. I think this will be a long shot. I don’t know if I would be successful or not. But i’d rather fail trying than to not try at all.

Get Fit

I was always insecure of my body. I don’t feel comfortable in tight clothes, I don’t like taking pictures of myself, my posture is bad, I feel like my belly is huge, and sometimes I just don’t feel confident.

My loving girlfriend has always told me to be confident. I honestly try to, but there is just something about myself that I always feel insecure of.

I want to change that this year.

I’ve tried going to a local gym before. It went well on the first 2 months. I lost a lot of weight, but I didn’t feel fit. Why? Because I realized that I wasn’t. I didn’t eat right, stopped eating rice, deprived myself of food and just ate bread. I thought it was good because I was dropping weight so fast. At the same time, I was just doing my workouts from what I see from the people in the gym.

It got bad. My back got injured and I was advised to stop going to the gym. So I tried another gym that doesn’t require lifting weights, but I wasn’t able to maintain it because I got busy in school.

I became a couch potato. I eventually regained the weight that I lost and more.

So, this 2019, I want to get back and running. I already signed up for a gym that’s opening soon. I’ll do it right and take it slow this time. I hope to share my progress here.

Invest more

After graduating, I knew then that I wanted to be financially free before i’m 30. I want to be my own boss and you know, like everyone’s dream, earn money without having to step a foot outside. That’s why when I started working regularly last year, I immediately got an insurance/investment for a long term harvest.

This year, I want to try a different approach in reaching my financial goals. I want to start investing in the stock market. I want to study the ins and outs of it to have a better grasp of it before putting my money in.

I also like to find other ways to earn money passively. This blog might be it, I don’t know for sure. But one thing i’m sure about is that i’m not going to let this year pass without finding another source of income. If I do, I would be more than happy to share it to those who will be reading my blog.

Final Thoughts

I am thrilled to finish my first blog post and write about my goals. I can’t believe i’ll be shamelessly plugging blog posts through social media because I rarely post anything! I haven’t changed my profile photo on Facebook for 2 years!

I believe that starting this blog is a God-given sign that this year will be a great year. I’ll be writing a lot about my thoughts, whether people will read it or not. I hope and pray that good things are yet to come. I’ll be facing a lot of challenges and God knows i’m willing to face them all because I truly believe that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.

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