2011 Resolutions

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Personal Finance

  • Reach $2,000 in my Vietnam fund. As of 1/1/2011, the balance is $580.48.
  • Max out my Roth IRA. I haven’t contributed to this account in two years!
  • Make $3,000 extra income outside my full-time job. I don’t know how but this sounds like a fun project.


  • Complete 10 sewing tasks. I’m completed my first tiny project. It was sewing on a button! I know, elementary, but I needed to start somewhere.
  • Publish three food blogs a week. I’m starting next week. For every week that I’m off, I will up the Vietnam fund goal by ten dollars.
  • Try out 10 Vietnamese recipes. I’ve never cooked anything that was of my own culture.
  • Try 10 slow cook recipes.
  • Visit two new states.
  • Have a new experience once a week. This is my 6th ongoing year!
  • Visit best friend in Boston.
  • Take a trip with Alan.
  • Leave the country.
  • Read 40 books.

Relationships and Well-being

  • Drink 24 oz of water every day.
  • Have an active date with a friend twice a month.
  • Donate to every sponsorship for charity my friends take part in.
  • Start a shared gratitude journal with my little from Big Brothers & Big Sisters of America.
  • Run a 5K for charity.

Question: What’s one fun thing you’re going to do in 2011?