September Goals

One of the identified keys to success is goal-setting. Research says that writing them down makes it more effective because it exercises one’s motivation to take action as well as tracking one’s progress. A month since I quit my job, I realized that I haven’t completed much of my to-do’s. It sucks, but there’s no harm in trying again. Here are a few of the things I aspire to complete by the end of the month:


First on my list of general goals is to have both my driver’s license and passport updated to reflect my married name. I only had my name changed in my company ID, but I already surrendered this back when I had my exit clearance last week, so now I have nothing else to present with my updated name. Updating my passport is more complicated, though, because I still have to attend a seminar from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in order to have my married name reflected on it. Ah, the complications of being married to a foreign national (a naturalized US citizen).

In relation to my forthcoming immigration, I need to get serious on sorting my personal belongings out. It dawned on me that I really have to thoroughly set apart the stuff I’m bringing with me from those I’m giving away. Just thinking about it is already a very tedious task.

I have been in touch with our photographer’s sales team for weeks, and since I told them I will be leaving for the US very soon, I had them expedite the production of our wedding photo albums and full-length video. On Wednesday last week, their head advised me that these should be ready for pick-up by this week or the next. I can’t wait to get my hands on them!


I have been sickly lately, and a major drawback from my resignation is losing my medical insurance benefits. From this month forward, I aim to never get sick by investing on multivitamins (especially on vitamin C), drinking more water, and getting at least eight hours of sleep everyday. I will also try to gradually get back on track when it comes to working out. This lady right here has been slacking her bum off for weeks.


All work and no play makes Jim a dull boy. I will work towards balancing tasks with things that I love to do. I hope to come up with more interesting materials for the blog and post at least one entry a week. It’s good that I get to read again these days, but some books either give me a book hangover or they bore me out, and I completely lose the momentum. However, in order to get most of these things done, I think I’ll have to step back from reading too much this month. We’ll see, we’ll see.

It also seems fitting to practice cooking more, and come up with something better than a chocolate-cake-turned-brownie and a deep-friend luncheon meat dipped in egg.


Be less critical. Talk less, do more. In that order.

What are your goals this month?

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