Professional Photographer Mai Duong, the most enthusiastic photographer you will ever meet.

2011 Goals

With the Lunar New Year going on, where superstitions dictate what will “happen all year”, I started reflecting on what I want happening for the rest of the year. My 2010 goals didn’t pan out so well (no pull up, no learning to swim), but reading over them, I realized that most of them were pretty generic, and I’d want them every year. Obviously I’ll want to see family and friends more, take more pictures, cook more, see more sports. This year, I’m trying to make them specific, rather than relative.

Take pictures of self. There are very little pictures of me in 2010 (that’s what happens when you’re the photographer of the group: everyone gets lax on taking pictures when you’re around!). So, I’m going to try and get in front of the camera this year. I am going to have a picture of myself taken every time I whip out my camera with friends and family.

Stop pulling out my hair. It’ll likely be a day to day goal, since I won’t make it the entire year. Back in college I had a system to keep me on this goal, which I called the “TTM log”. I am going to bring this back.

Do a pull up. 2011 is my year to do it.

Blog regularly. My target is at least 2-3 times a week.

Cook one new dish a month. This one will be tougher than it sounds, since I’m a creature of habit when it comes to food.

Shoot 3 Vietnamese Weddings. Shoot one new sport.

See 2 live music performances. For someone who loves music, I don’t go to many shows or concerts (zero in fact).

Go for one walk a week during the weekdays. For my sanity really.

Do cardio type activity 3 times a week. For my health and to appease the mob.

Be no more than two weeks behind in uploading personal photos. This will take some catching up to do, so I’m aiming to be caught up by April.

Give Kayso camera time once a month. It’s time to bring back the mouse.

Print my favorite photos. It’s time to decorate my walls with my photos.

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