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For the New Year: 2016 Goals

Goals for 2016; Richel Goes Places

Hello, 2016! I have high expectations for this year as I have thoroughly enjoyed 2015. That was a year of ups and I intend to keep the momentum going. My thirteen years old self would be so proud at how positive I’m starting this year, lol. I have compiled a list of my goals for 2016. I try to keep it realistic and reachable enough, for my own sake. Ha!

Explore the Philippines more.

My biggest regret so far is not exploring my home country more. My Ilocos trip last month showed me just how beautiful our country is. If I haven’t got booked international flights for this year already, I would  be exploring the Visayas and Mindanao regions. But because I did, I’m focusing more on the Luzon provinces to visit soon. Very soon.

Spend less time on the internet.

I have yet to work out the details on just how much time I should spend on the internet. But, I do know that I should be living offline more. I spend more time on the internet than out of it and that’s something I want to change for this year.

Print out more pictures.

In this digital world, I can’t remember the last time I actually printed out photos. That is something I want to change for this year, as well. I want albums to look back on after a few years. Heck, it might even be something my future family will want to look at.

Make travel videos.

While photos make a good mementos, moving pictures are a lot better. I only have one travel video as of now (my first SG trip) and it always bring a smile on my face as I watch it. I haven’t really made a travel video before so this will also be an added skill for me.

Learn how to drive and cook.

These are things I’ve been putting off but are something I should really learn soon. These are things I’ve been wanting to do for a long time but haven’t really exerted effort onto yet. I have to let go of my fear of running over people and burning my house down, haha.

Read more books, watch more movies.

I have slacked on the amount of books I’ve read and movies I’ve watched last year. It’s something I used to do so much to keep my head spinning. I’m challenging myself to read 100 books and watch 100 movies this year.

Last but not the least, enjoy the year being myself.

As Taylor Swift said, change is inevitable but she doesn’t want to change so much that she would no longer recognize herself. I love who I am now, but I am open to changes as they will happen – one way or another. Like last year, I want to be able to still stand for my beliefs unapologetically. I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and not question who’s looking back at me. Be fearless. Be adventurous. Be kind. Be yourself.

What are your goals for this year?

xoxo, Richel V.

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Dani
    January 11, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    I wish to accomplish being an adultier adult this year, but I’m already calling it a bust as early as now. Haha. Wishing you well on your goals! 🙂 I love watching travel videos so I’m looking forward to what you’ll put together this year! Happy new year, Richel! 🙂

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      Richel V.
      January 12, 2016 at 10:34 AM

      Haha. There’s still 300+ days to go. Thanks, Dani. Good luck with your own set of goals this year! And I might also be calling the travel videos a bust, but that might change once I stop being lazy, lol. Happy new year, Dani. 🙂

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    missjemmah
    January 11, 2016 at 1:54 AM

    I love your goals! I really do hope you achieve them! I also need to learn to drive and cook too! haha! Good luck!

    Jemma | http://jemmassimplelife.blogspot.co.uk/

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      Richel V.
      January 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM

      Thanks! I think the hardest off my list is the cooking and driving thing, haha!

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    Dyanne Pauline
    January 8, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    I feel you on that driving part! I’m also afraid I might just bump the car all the time. HAHAHAHA. Goodluck on all your goals this year! <3

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      Richel V.
      January 9, 2016 at 9:15 AM

      Dibaaaa. Haha! And I have to pay for repairs if I so much as make a scratch on our car! Good luck on your goals too, Dyanne! 🙂

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    Salvé Dalmacio
    January 7, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Happy new year, Ate Richel! The idea of making travel videos sounds good! 🙂 I hope I’ll be able to do a travel vlog too, haha.

    Cheers to our 2016 <3

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      Richel V.
      January 7, 2016 at 5:04 PM

      Happy new year too, Salve! Here’s to our 2016. 🙂

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    Jeini Relova
    January 7, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    This is such a nice list, Richel. I also want to do the stuff here. Haha. Good luck in completing your goals and have fun crossing them out too. Mwa.

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      Richel V.
      January 7, 2016 at 12:18 PM

      Thanks, Jeini! Here’s to completing our goals for the year! <3

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    Kiki Anne
    January 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM

    Love your goals! I can’t wait to travel more too, and I also hope to spend way less time on the Internet. Lovely post, and I hope you achieve all of these!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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      Richel V.
      January 7, 2016 at 10:56 AM

      Thanks, Kiki! Good luck on achieving your goals, as well. Happy new year! 🙂

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    Pam
    January 6, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Cheering you on your 2016 goals! 🙂 I can totally relate to a lot of ’em especially on the topic of limiting my Internet usage. One thing that I’ll be doing to sort of force me to go outside more is to commit to attending one creative event/workshop a month so I can meet more people who loves the same thing as I do <3

    Let's go make things happen! Good luck to us!

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      Richel V.
      January 7, 2016 at 10:57 AM

      The event/workshop idea is really good! I’d do that if I’m not banning myself from spending this year. Haha. Good luck on achieving your personal goals as well, Pam!

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    Maggie
    January 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Great goals!! I hope 2016 is great for you!

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      Richel V.
      January 6, 2016 at 10:20 PM

      Thank you, Maggie! I hope 2016 will be amazing for you! 🙂

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    Noor Unnahar
    January 5, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    WOOHOO! These are some cool goals. First off, good luck for reading 100 books. It can get too hectic.

    I am going to visit more local tourists attractions, too. It seems like while dreaming for exotic locations, we often forget to appreciate the beauty around us.

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      Richel V.
      January 6, 2016 at 9:54 AM

      I can finish a book in 4-6 hours. My problem is mostly knowing what to read. I’ll try to veer off my usual genre (YA, dystopian) for this year, too. Thanks, Noor!

      That’s very true. I had this mindset that because it’s just in my home country, it will always be there. So I don’t really have this pressure/need to visit it as soon as I can. I’m trying to change that way of thinking tho! 🙂

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    Tori | The Friday Studio
    January 5, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Wanted to on a “Fiesta Tour” of the PH (go to the provinces where fiestas are celebrated…and that’s a lot lol) so I can explore my own country, but already booked for International travel also!

    For this year I’m planning to create more art, write more, and find a community of like-minded people online and offline 🙂

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      Richel V.
      January 6, 2016 at 9:51 AM

      A lot and expensive! Haha. I especially want to watch Sinulog – maybe next year! Those are great goals. Good luck, Tori! Hope we achieve all our goals for this year! 😉

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    Jannette
    January 4, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Ah, yes to reading books and watching movies more! Some of my goals are to record videos for memory purposes and go to the beach more. 😀

    -Jannette | MERESSE

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      Richel V.
      January 4, 2016 at 9:42 PM

      Already finished 2 movies for this year, yes!! Good luck for our goals! <3

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    Trish
    January 4, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    I wish to spend less time online too. Grabe, being on social media takes a chunk of my time (not even posting, just browsing through people’s updates and stuff). I sometimes overlook things I have to do kasi naddivert attention ko. Haha. Well, we have 362 days pa. Kaya ‘to! 🙂

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      Richel V.
      January 4, 2016 at 5:13 PM

      I know right! I can go days (and weeks even) without posting a single thing on my FB yet just browsing the posts/articles on it takes me hours!! Haha. Yup. 362 days to go pa! Aja! 😉

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    Dice
    January 4, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    great goals! Philippines is a great country for travelling. It’s nice to hear you want to explore more 😀

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      Richel V.
      January 4, 2016 at 5:35 PM

      I’m working on exploring it more! I’m definitely prioritizing that for 2017 but I’ll try to visit more places this year, as well. 🙂

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    Mei
    January 4, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    I’m glad I was able to explore more of the PH last year! No regrets not having been to any international countries yet because PH is definitely a beautiful country! Despite having visited a lot of provinces last year, there are still a lot more to explore! Besides, PH has 7107 islands! Haha There are a lot of provinces you can visit that are just near the metro! Look at my post and you’ll see 🙂

    I also want to read books this year because last year, I wasn’t even able to finish one! Huhu

    And yes, it’s good to take some time off from the internet. Glad I was able to minimize it last year 🙂 It’s a lot better to just be in the moment instead of taking a lot of photos to share to the world. Sometimes, the best moments in life are not captured by a camera (and shared in the internet)! 🙂

    I also want to print photos too and build a real album. It’s better to look at memories that way and share it to people. I’m also planning to start one this year! And travel videos too. Haha last year, we always take vieos on our every travel but we never had the time to edit them haha

    Wishing you a great 2016 ahead, Richel! 🙂

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      Richel V.
      January 4, 2016 at 9:57 AM

      Last year was the year I explored the PH the most and it’s only around 8-10 places, at most! I already have a few places in mind on where I’ll go this year – just hoping it’ll all push through! It’ll be a lot easier if I were a solo traveler but I still prefer to travel with family/friends so… Haha. I’ll be dropping by your blog later then! 🙂

      I’m pretty good at not using my phone when I’m travelling, etc. My current problem is when I have nothing to do, I turn to my social media sites rather than doing anything productive. Huhu. Hoping to change that this year!

      I’m going to start with the photos and travel videos from our Ilocos trip. If I get too lazy (or not know how) to actually make the video, I’ll pass that task off to my brother. Hahaha!

      Thanks, Mei! You too! 🙂

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    Michelle Bio
    January 4, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    I hear ya on slacking on the amount of books read last year. I only read 7 books last year compared to the 22 books I read the year prior. It’s sad.

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      Richel V.
      January 4, 2016 at 9:06 AM

      I didn’t reach even read 20 books last year compared to my 100+ (!!) books the prior year. Here’s to hoping we can read more this 2016! Happy new year, Michelle!

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    Euge
    January 4, 2016 at 7:32 AM

    I hope you achieve all these goals. My main goal is to make this year unforgettable. My 2015 was pretty amazing, 2016 has to kick 2015’s butt! haha
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      Richel V.
      January 4, 2016 at 9:02 AM

      I guess, in a way, my main goal is for 2016 to surpass 2015, as well! Haha!

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    projectnw
    January 4, 2016 at 1:09 AM

    Love these! I also want to print out more pictures, it’s just so nice to have them as decoration. I hope you achieve all your goals this year!
    Project NW | Olive Contemporary Clothing

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      Richel V.
      January 4, 2016 at 9:04 AM

      I haven’t put up photos on my walls in a long time. That has to change. Thanks, Noor!

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