Leisure Goals for 2014

I have come up with a list of a leisure goals for 2014, goals that I wish to work on and complete during my spare time. All of these are good to have, but not needed, and I will be more lenient on myself if I do not complete any of these.

I have a list of professional and more personal goals as well, but I do not wish to put them on the Web at the moment.

Recreation

  • Take a motorcycle course and get the license. Buying a motorcycle will not be a priority this year, but I would like to be prepared
  • Continue taking salsa dance courses and go from beginner to intermediate

Intellectual

  • Read at least 1 book every two months, total of 6 a year. Open Topics: Business, Marketing, World Travel / Culture, Nature, Religion, Hobbies
  • Practice a new language. I would like to learn Mandarin Chinese since it has the most number of speakers in the world, but I know that’s being far too ambitious. My second choice is French. 
  • Become knowledgeable on Wine. I often drink wine, but I would like to become knowledgeable on the topic
  • Become knowledgeable on Beer
  • Become knowledgeable on Fine foods
  • Become knowledgeable on Cigars
  • Presentations / Public speaking. Record myself speaking and work on flaws.
  • Expanding vocabulary – new word a day
  • Reading poetry

Update: I’ve had some time to think about it, and it will be pointless spending valuable time learning French. Traveling to France is not in my interest, and there are not many French in California. Other than sounding cool when I say I’m studying French, I see no benefit. Therefore, it’s go big or go home – Chinese Mandarin it is!

Leisure Goals for 2014

Goodbye, Twenty Thirteen

Twenty Thirteen was one of the best years, if not the best, thus far. I was blessed with health to stay mentally and physically strong, wisdom to make the best decisions, intelligence to find solutions for problems, and the desire to keep moving forward. I learned a lot from both the good and bad that I experienced this year.

Highlights of the year include

New Home

New Home
New Home

30th Birthday

30th Birthday
30th Birthday

New York Trip

View From Empire State Building
View From Empire State Building

Swedish House Mafia One Last Tour concert at the Madison Square Garden

We Came, We Raved, We Loved
We Came, We Raved, We Loved

Pitbull Global Warming Concert at the Sleep Train Arena

Pitbull Concert
Pitbull Concert

Moved business into a bigger location and added 2 employees to the team

The Colour Bar
The Colour Bar

Miami Trip

Miami 4th of July
Miami 4th of July

Cruise to The Bahamas

Cruise to The Bahamas
Cruise to The Bahamas
Atlantis
Atlantis

Marc Anthony Vivir Mi Vida Concert

Marc Anothony Vivir Mi Vida
Marc Anothony Vivir Mi Vida

Hosted first Thanksgiving dinner at my home – for first time, dad attended

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Guadalajara Trip

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Puerto Vallarta Trip

Nuevo Vallarta view From Pent House
Nuevo Vallarta view From Pent House

My year was not all happiness. I also experienced many problems and stress. Many times when I just felt like quitting. I lost touch with a few people, met a few more, but true friends remained the same. Good or bad, I tried to make the best out of everything.

Twenty Thirteen Taught Me…

Enjoy  life to the maximum, and take advantage of every opportunity

It’s better to try and fail than regret not trying

It’s better to take risks to win than playing it safe to be average

There’s greater satisfaction in giving than receiving

Here’s to Twenty Thirteen, a year of many blessings.

Ps. I always associate experiences with music. Here are the two songs that will help me remember this year.

Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia

Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony

Goodbye, Twenty Thirteen