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37 Aspirations for Myself

37 Aspirations for Myself

  1. Spend quality time with my daughter, Soby
  2. Communicate better with my husband in Tibetan
  3. Study Tibetan seriously so that I can recognize my own improvement
  4. Drink less coffee – perhaps I will sleep better
  5. Eat less crap – but still, enjoy it in celebration
  6. Exercise five times a week
  7. Reach a healthy weight and maintain it
  8. Become stronger mentally and physically
  9. Sit and meditate daily
  10. Try aphantasia imagery exercises
  11. Blog more often
  12. Read more books
  13. Edit my storybooks
  14. Publish a book
  15. Work on my bilingual education ideas
  16. Build a savings or emergency fund
  17. Build a bilingual home library
  18. Organize my phone pictures
  19. Plan a trip
  20. Sew a chuba
  21. Sew a blanket
  22. Make family Christmas stockings
  23. Draw for my own enjoyment
  24. Create an empowering yet relaxing morning routine
  25. Write in Tibetan more
  26. Take a family pilgrimage trip
  27. Call my sisters more
  28. Call my parents more
  29. Check-in on my friends
  30. Run 6 km
  31. Go up a few flights of stairs without being out of breath
  32. Donate unneeded clothing/shoes
  33. Create a recipe book
  34. Study Korean so I don’t forget it
  35. Restudy Japanese to bond with my niece who is interested in the language
  36. Learn a little Mandarin Chinese
  37. Show my daughter the beauty of the world
34 Things to Accomplish

34 Things to Accomplish

Every year I make a list for my birthday whether it be a to do list or inspirational list. It is something I started on my 30th birthday and I want to continue it for as long as I can, even if the themes end up being repetitive. So here is my list of 34 things I hope to accomplish this year:

  1. Visit my family and spend quality time with them
  2. Visit a new place in Tibet
  3. Make a beautiful momo and take a photo of it
  4. Take our first family photo together
  5. Take a family photo together (all siblings and kids if possible)
  6. Swim in the ocean
  7. Go for a boat ride
  8. Spend time with my grandparents
  9. Take a family photo – Extended family
  10. Eat good pizza – pepperoni? pineapple and buffalo chicken?
  11. Have cha at Tenzin’s family’s house
  12. Visit Boston to see friends
  13. Visit NYC to see friends
  14. Visit hometown friends
  15. Plan a welcome back/thank you party
  16. Take our first international trip as a family
  17. Plan a wedding in Tibet
  18. Complete 50% of my 2020 Resolutions
  19. Document cultural practices around child rearing
  20. Learn lullabies in English and Tibetan
  21. Payback my parents slowly
  22. Make a Roth IRA & Contribute to it monthly
  23. Build a sizeable savings in China
  24. Create our own holiday traditions for Christmas & Losar
  25. Eat Indian Buffet in Queens
  26. Drink a spiced chai latte at Ashlawn Farm Coffee in OS
  27. Spend quality time with my niece, Gabrielle! Something artsy? crafty? fun? I need an idea!
  28. Have a holiday dinner during summer 2020
  29. Take mom & pops out for a meal
  30. Roast marshmallows & eat s’mores
  31. Learn to ride a horse
  32. Improve my Tibetan – from high -beginner to intermediate
  33. Choose the baby’s citizenship! (Still undecided for now)
  34. Learn more about bilingual parenting