4th week update (Jan 19-25)

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4th week: i should work more on myself, from outside to inside. 

(Not yet started /in process / completed)

Education

1.      Read 52 books in 52 weeks [2×0.5/52] [W4: start a new book<25 hours>, about time management ]

2.      Compete 2 online courses [register one: gamification on coursera]

3.      Complete Spanish course on iPad [W4: no progress =^=]

4.      Organize information getting resources (social media, website, podcast, newspaper, magazine) [need plan]

5.      Improve English [should put focus on business English writing ]

Lifestyle

6.      Get up at 6 a.m. for 4 weeks in a row [0/4] [W4: 7:30 2 days]

7.      Finish 52 week money challenge [4/52]

8.      Cook at least 52 times in 52 weeks, a new dish every months [2/52, sweet potato congee]

9.      Write 52 blogs in my own blog in 52 weeks [2/52] [W4: my first blog in English! yeah]

10.  Make a new list of 52 things in 52 weeks for 2015

11.  Update weekly progress [4/52]

12.  Make my lookbook

13.  Come and leave work on time at least 2 times every week 

14.  Organize home in 52 weeks [need list]

15.  Work review once every 3 months [0/4]

16.  Change a new mobile phone [W4: love my new iPhone very much!]

17.  Organize social media account & positioning [need plan]

Interests

18.  Learn how to swim

19.  Practice 52 songs of Ukulele [3/52]

20.  365 bible pictures on tumblr [1/365] [now i’m 20 pics behind…]

21.  Start Chinese Christianity blog

22.  Drawing one picture every 2 weeks [0/26]

23.  Taking one self-portrait photo with camera every month [0/12]

24.  Start radio and have at least 12 programs by myself [0/12]

25.  Make a movie

26.  Shooting more than 500 photos with camera

Healthy

27.  Play badminton/table tennis/bowling/swim for 30 times in 52 weeks [0/30]

28.  Work out at least once (more than 30 mins) in every week [1/52] [W4: N/A, but 1-2 times 10-min-exercise at office from Mon to Fri]

29.  Eat only vegetables meals one day every weeks[1/52] 

30.  Training to run 10km 

31.  Lose weight of 5kg [0/5]

32.  Body check

Activities

33.  Find a part-time job

34.  Watch 12 films in cinema [0/12]

35.  Try one new restaurant every months [1/12]

36.  Travel one time

37.  Hiking at least 5 times [0/5]

38.  Attend a music concert

39.  Watch 12 English speaking movies without Chinese subtitles [0/12]

40.  Calling mom at least once every week, weekend must [4/52]

41.  Go to 12 places never been to in HK [need list]

Relationship

42.  Back to hometown once

43.  Start Chinese speaking small group [seems like God is not making it happen, i don’t know, maybe i should turn into another way to learn it]

44.  Visit cousin once*

45.  Visit Beijing once

46.  Write 2 letters to mom [0/2]

47.  Send self-made xmas postcards to friends

48.  Have a bottle to collect things want to thankful for 2014

49.  Develop new friends, not only from church

50.  Buy gifts and mail home 4 times in 52 years [0/4]

51.  Contact with old friends at least once per month [1/12]

52.  TBC

 

Recently I’m using an app called LIFT to tracking my daily plan and goals, quite good to remind yourself and see how other people is doing in their lives.

 

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Do not stop growing

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You may have watched this video before as it got more than 600,000 views on Youtube. And many people from their twenties found it so inspiring and encouraging.

It did work on me. It did warn and remind me what I have been thinking for long: I almost giving up growing and just stay and waiting for my 30’s coming.

20 till now, i’ve been through university, post graduate and my very first job. Changing from a city to another, found new faith in my life, dating and stop dating, being a student and being an OL. When reviewing the past, it seems that I have leant and walked through a lot. Yes, technically, I do experienced a lot and start new life in new environment. But compare to my high school years, I could feel my life is running off and I’m so struggle and hesitate for new future.

I’m concerning about my identity, about my job, about the city i stay, about the life I will have in the coming years.

I’m upset about myself, about my heart and passion, about my ambition and my willingness.

I’m unsatisfied with the current situation, that I have to work stressfully and tired that I merely have time for other things.

I’m easy to come with so many ideas and plans to make myself interesting and abundant, but I failed to do so. I’m good at making plans, good at interrupting the execution and good at forgiving myself for not consistent. Now I feel my health is getting worse, my time is running out and my goals and plans are still hanging there because of my hesitation and laziness.

I have treated my graduation and getting the job as a finishing point, as I’m used to have final exam and followed by holiday. But actually there is no finishing point, there is no holiday that we could just do nothing and wait for the new start. New start is tomorrow, new start is now. How many of us have stopped growing after graduation, stopped learning, stopped preparing for exams? I am and it feels bad of wasting time.

I still don’t know my direction and my future. But i will try, like the video, not to treat my twenties as a time or a holiday that i could waste. I cannot stop growing and I don’t want to stop growing. I want to change, i want to learn, i want to move and i want my life meaningful.

 

Finishing my first blog in English, short but happy! 🙂

3rd week (Jan 12-18) update

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3rd week: Mom visited me from hometown, it’s happy and tired shopping and paying bills for her.

 

(Not yet started /in process / completed)

Education

1.      Read 52 books in 52 weeks [0.5/52] [W3: don’t have time to read because mom’s visit, bought new book about time management]

2.      Compete 2 online courses [need chose and register]

3.      Complete Spanish course on iPad [W3: no progress]

4.      Organize information getting resources (social media, website, podcast, newspaper, magazine) [need plan]

5.      Improve English [like blogging? lol]

Lifestyle

6.      Get up at 6 a.m. for 4 weeks in a row [0/4] [W3: only one day get up at 6:30, really hard…]

7.      Finish 52 week money challenge [3/52]

8.      Cook at least 52 times in 52 weeks, a new dish every months [1/52]

9.      Write 52 blogs in my own blog in 52 weeks [1/52] [W2&3: no new blog]

10.  Make a new list of 52 things in 52 weeks for 2015

11.  Update weekly progress [3/52]

12.  Make my lookbook

13.  Come and leave work on time at least 2 times every week 

14.  Organize home in 52 weeks [need list]

15.  Work review once every 3 months [0/4]

16.  Change a new mobile phone [W3: my new iPhone is on the way…]

17.  Organize social media account & positioning [need plan]

Interests

18.  Learn how to swim

19.  Practice 52 songs of Ukulele [3/52]

20.  365 bible pictures on tumblr [1/365] [now i’m 20 pics behind…]

21.  Start Chinese Christianity blog

22.  Drawing one picture every 2 weeks [0/26]

23.  Taking one self-portrait photo with camera every month [0/12]

24.  Start radio and have at least 12 programs by myself [0/12]

25.  Make a movie

26.  Shooting more than 500 photos with camera

Healthy

27.  Play badminton/table tennis/bowling/swim for 30 times in 52 weeks [0/30]

28.  Work out at least once (more than 30 mins) in every week [1/52] [W3: N/A]

29.  Eat only vegetables meals one day every weeks[1/52] 

30.  Training to run 10km

31.  Lose weight of 5kg [0/5]

32.  Body check

Activities

33.  Find a part-time job

34.  Watch 12 films in cinema [0/12]

35.  Try one new restaurant every months [1/12]

36.  Travel one time

37.  Hiking at least 5 times [0/5]

38.  Attend a music concert

39.  Watch 12 English speaking movies without Chinese subtitles [0/12]

40.  Calling mom at least once every week, weekend must [3/52]

41.  Go to 12 places never been to in HK [need list]

Relationship

42.  Back to hometown once

43.  Start Chinese speaking small group

44.  Visit cousin once*

45.  Visit Beijing once

46.  Write 2 letters to mom [0/2]

47.  Send self-made xmas postcards to friends

48.  Have a bottle to collect things want to thankful for 2014

49.  Develop new friends, not only from church

50.  Buy gifts and mail home 4 times in 52 years [0/4]

51.  Contact with old friends at least once per month [1/12]

52.  TBC

Quick update on 2nd week process

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(Not yet started /in process / completed)

Education

1.      Read 52 books in 52 weeks [0.5/52]

2.      Compete 2 online courses [need chose and register]

3.      Complete Spanish course on iPad

4.      Organize information getting resources (social media, website, podcast, newspaper, magazine) [need plan]

5.      Improve English 

Lifestyle

6.      Get up at 6 a.m. for 4 weeks in a row [0/4]

7.      Finish 52 week money challenge [2/52]

8.      Cook at least 52 times in 52 weeks, a new dish every months [1/52]

9.      Write 52 blogs in my own blog in 52 weeks [1/52] 

10.  Make a new list of 52 things in 52 weeks for 2015

11.  Update weekly progress [2/52]

12.  Make my lookbook

13.  Come and leave work on time at least 2 times every week

14.  Organize home in 52 weeks [need list]

15.  Work review once every 3 months [0/4]

16.  Change a new mobile phone

17.  Organize social media account & positioning [need plan]

Interests

18.  Learn how to swim

19.  Practice 52 songs of Ukulele [3/52]

20.  365 bible pictures on tumblr [1/365]

21.  Start Chinese Christianity blog

22.  Drawing one picture every 2 weeks [0/26]

23.  Taking one self-portrait photo with camera every month [0/12]

24.  Start radio and have at least 12 programs by myself [0/12]

25.  Make a movie

26.  Shooting more than 500 photos with camera

Healthy

27.  Play badminton/table tennis/bowling/swim for 30 times in 52 weeks [0/30]

28.  Work out at least once (more than 30 mins) in every week [1/52]

29.  Eat only vegetables meals one day every weeks[1/52]

30.  Training to run 10km

31.  Lose weight of 5kg [0/5]

32.  Body check

Activities

33.  Find a part-time job

34.  Watch 12 films in cinema [0/12]

35.  Try one new restaurant every months [1/12]

36.  Travel one time

37.  Hiking at least 5 times [0/5]

38.  Attend a music concert

39.  Watch 12 English speaking movies without Chinese subtitles [0/12]

40.  Calling mom at least once every week, weekend must [2/52]

41.  Go to 12 places never been to in HK [need list]

Relationship

42.  Back to hometown once

43.  Start Chinese speaking small group

44.  Visit cousin once*

45.  Visit Beijing once

46.  Write 2 letters to mom [0/2]

47.  Send self-made xmas postcards to friends

48.  Have a bottle to collect things want to thankful for 2014

49.  Develop new friends, not only from church

50.  Buy gifts and mail home 4 times in 52 years [0/4]

51.  Contact with old friends at least once per month [1/12]

52.  TBC

 

Year 2014: 52 things to do in 52 weeks

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After having my new year resolution, I had a really clear mind about my main theme and spiritual growth in 2014. Besides knowing that, I do think I still need a measurable way to make things happen. That’s the time when I saw this article for a great inspiration.

 

So i followed that and created my own check list to do: 

(Not yet started /in process / completed)

Education

1.      Read 52 books in 52 weeks [need list]

2.      Compete 2 online courses [need chose and register]

3.      Complete Spanish course on iPad

4.      Organize information getting resources (social media, website, podcast, newspaper, magazine) [need plan]

5.      Improve English [need plan]

Lifestyle

6.      Get up at 6 a.m. for 4 weeks in a row [0/4]

7.      Finish 52 week money challenge [1/52]

8.      Cook at least 52 times in 52 weeks, a new dish every months [1/52]

9.      Write 52 blogs in my own blog in 52 weeks [1/52] 

10.  Make a new list of 52 things in 52 weeks for 2015

11.  Update weekly progress [1/52]

12.  Make my lookbook

13.  Come and leave work on time at least 2 times every week

14.  Organize home in 52 weeks [need list]

15.  Work review once every 3 months [0/4]

16.  Change a new mobile phone

17.  Organize social media account & positioning [need plan]

Interests

18.  Learn how to swim

19.  Practice 52 songs of Ukulele [0/52]

20.  365 bible pictures on tumblr [0/365]

21.  Start Chinese Christianity blog

22.  Drawing one picture every 2 weeks [0/26]

23.  Taking one self-portrait photo with camera every month [0/12]

24.  Start radio and have at least 12 programs by myself [0/12]

25.  Make a movie

26.  Shooting more than 500 photos with camera

Healthy

27.  Play badminton/table tennis/bowling/swim for 30 times in 52 weeks [0/30]

28.  Work out at least once (more than 30 mins) in every week [need track list]

29.  Eat only vegetables meals one day every weeks

30.  Training to run 10km

31.  Lose weight of 5kg [0/5]

32.  Body check

Activities

33.  Find a part-time job

34.  Watch 12 films in cinema [0/12]

35.  Try one new restaurant every months [1/12]

36.  Travel one time

37.  Hiking at least 5 times [0/5]

38.  Attend a music concert

39.  Watch 12 English speaking movies without Chinese subtitles [0/12]

40.  Calling mom at least once every week, weekend must [0/52]

41.  Go to 12 places never been to in HK [need list]

Relationship

42.  Back to hometown once

43.  Start Chinese speaking small group

44.  Visit cousin once*

45.  Visit Beijing once

46.  Write 2 letters to mom [0/2]

47.  Send self-made xmas postcards to friends

48.  Have a bottle to collect things want to thankful for 2014

49.  Develop new friends, not only from church

50.  Buy gifts and mail home 4 times in 52 years [0/4]

51.  Contact with old friends at least once per month [1/12]

52.  TBC

 

Tonight I shared my list with some of my friends and got encouragement and comments saying ambitious. 

Well I think doing is better than nothing. At the end of the year, when you review the whole year, u maybe just finish reading 30 books out of 52 books, but you will not treat it as a failure but a great success to get more knowledge and deeper thinking. 

You don’t know what will happen unless you try. I will try my best to live a beautiful life from now on.

 

Hope the whole world is enjoying a beautiful life at the same time.Image