Michelle Baguio

She's a 26-year-old Filipina American living in the Bay Area who strives to balance her time with work, family, and friends. Having graduated from San Francisco State University in 2010 with a BA in journalism, she struggled with looking for a job. Currently, she works in accounting in the Mission District of San Francisco. But being a journalist at heart, she still hopes for a career in journalism as well getting into business school to study accounting.

Disclaimer: Not to be completed in order; Each item fulfilled will be crossed out but is to be remained on the list for reference. Items listed are either major or minor. Either way, each number is equally important. Some are goals to be crossed at the end of the year. If a photo is available, it shall be linked next to the item. This list will be closed after December 31, 2013.

Note to self: Even if you don’t fulfill everything on this list, you tried. There’s always 2015 :)

  1. Score a 590 on the GMAT
  2. Go wine tasting at Napa Valley, CA
  3. Get a pixie cut
  4. Run a half marathon
  5. Have $8,000 in savings by the end of 2014
  6. Perfect the art of cooking pork sisig
  7. Take cooking lessons
  8. Weigh myself everyday
  9. Read 10 books by the end of June 2014 (5 of which should be classics)
  10. Read 30 books by the end of December 2014 (includes the 10 from June)
  11. Perform on stage (singing, acting, dancing, whatever) in front of an audience
  12. Lose 50 pounds
  13. Reunite with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 old friends (each number to be crossed out after meeting)
  14. Chew gum and stick in on the Gum Wall in Seattle
  15. Get up early on time to watch the sunrise from the roof of my house
  16. Fall in love (no, forreal)
  17. Learn how to properly fly a kite
  18. Have a full conversation with someone in a different language (preferably French)
  19. Hike up Mission Peak
  20. Visit Las Vegas and get in for free at every club via promoters
  21. Attend at least three huge music festivals (picks: Outside Lands, EDC, Coachella, Rock the Bells, Ozzfest, Ultra Music Festival, TomorrowWorld, Lollapalooza); Electronic Bounce House, BFD
  22. Go to Mardi Gras (and not flash for beads; Instead, buy them lol)
  23. Own a camera that takes instant photos
  24. Tie those photos on a string like so
  25. Watch a movie in a drive-in theater
  26. Go on a camping trip and catch dinner
  27. Add another tattoo to my existing one
  28. Spend the whole day touring SF and taking tourist photos and ending the night at a hotel (which is also in SF)
  29. Publish a creative writing piece
  30. Learn some type of ballroom dance
  31. Say yes to everything in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 days and write about the experiences I’ve had
  32. Go snorkeling and take a picture next to coral reefs and/or with a school of fish
  33. Learn to play chess and WIN
  34. Become a stockholder of my company
  35. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger
  36. Smoke a cigar
  37. Write someone a letter saying I forgive them
  38. Write a letter to my 40-year-old self
  39. Revamp my closet and donate unwanted clothes to Salvation Army or Goodwill
  40. Keep up to date as much as I can with How I Met Your Mother
  41. Create a Scrapbook
  42. Get another piercing
  43. Go to the movies myself
  44. Take a video of yourself singing a cover of my current favorite song and upload it to YouTube
  45. Participate in SantaCon
  46. Have my fortune told
  47. Attend a wedding
  48. Sign up for kickboxing classes
  49. Spend my money on meaningful things; Make coffee instead of Starbucks, bring food instead of eating out, fitness memberships over bar tabs