First post of 2017! This post might have come late, but I felt that it is timely after much considerations and determination.
The things that 小胖 wants to achieve in 2017 are:
1. Quarter-life career switch
Okay, not exactly quarter-life, but that's besides the point... Considering that the market is slow and uncertain, at least for the year ahead, making a switch now is risky and the path less chosen. However, I have my reasons for leaving my current organization, a stable and promising job, and venture into the sales line. This stipulated career switch will probably take place in June'17.
2. Preparation for the wedding
The wedding for the Mr. and Mrs. will probably take place at the end of the year, or during the first quarter of 2018. I had done a rough guesstimate and calculation of the expenses required for the entire wedding affair, including the banquet, pre-wedding shoots, and etc. This amount worked out to exceed my initial expectations, by a large margin in fact. Guess I was too conservative... The current consensus is how are we gonna cope with our limited savings. We both agree that we do not need a lavish wedding, but not a shabby one though. But we both know that as long as we keep things in good faith, and watch our finances tightly, all things will turn out well.
3. To become 小小胖!
I mean coupled with the fact that the pre-wedding shoot is in March (two months time!), and the actual wedding is slated to happen "soon", the journey to reduce my weight is not gonna be an enjoyable one!
Target weight to lose: 5kg before mid-march, another 5kg before the end of the year.
Although I make this resolution every year, but we shall see what happens this year, with all the pressures coming on already hahaha...
4. To graduate on time, at least
小胖 is pursuing a part-time degree in project management, and after striving for 3 years, he's finally approaching the finishing line. With another semester to go, 小胖 hopes to graduate in June, uneventfully. This is not the main reason for the career switch though, even though the flexible hours for his current job allows him to proceed for most of the classes without much worries.
5. To set-up an online business
Lastly, 小胖 has been interested and reading up on entrepreneurship in the past few months, and plans are already in line... All that's left are the procurement, the nitty-gritty details, as well as the experimentation. with that, 小胖 hopes to roll out his online sales platform in the first half of 2017, and we shall see how it goes!
To sum it up, the expenses this year is definitely gonna be higher than the income for the year ahead. That being said, no risk, no gain. Instead of pursuing a stable career, some prefers to take risks and walk the path less chosen and participate in an experience of a lifetime.
After all, you only live once. (: