New Years Goal Progress

Happy Belated New Year!

Can you believe it? The first month of 2020 has nearly come to an end! We just celebrated Chinese New Year, and we’re coming up on the wintriest part of the season.

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? I don’t make resolutions; they’re more like goals. This year, I set a goal, as a self-declared DMV blogger, to visit the M and D at least once a month. I stay and work in Virginia, but getting to DC and Maryland takes a little more effort.

However, as plans don’t always pan out, sometimes adjustments are necessary. I don’t look at it as failure, just modified goals.

I spent the first week of the month with my family, 4 hours away from the DMV. When I returned home and went back to work, I almost immediately caught a nasty winter bug, which had me down and out for nearly a week. At the end of that week, we had some snow and ice come through. I missed out on a couple of events in DC. By that time, more than half of the month had gone by.

Eventually, I was able to take a roadtrip to Maryland with some fellow food blogging friends. We had lunch at Oppas of The Block in Rockville, MD. Then we had dessert nearby at Kyoto Matcha. Trying to make the most of our day trip, we hopped into The Spot food hall, then took a quick peek into Pike’s Kitchen food hall before heading back to Virginia.


January has run out of days. Today is my “rest day,” and I didn’t feel like venturing out to DC. My New Year’s goal, as a DMV food blogger, was initially to visit Maryland and DC at least once a month. Having already dealt with challenges (travel, illness, and weather), I’ve had to adjust my goal to visiting Maryland OR DC at least once a month. If you haven’t kept up with your resolution, don’t fret. You can still pick up where you left off! If it wasn’t working out very well, determine how to adjust it, and start fresh.

Here are some of the delicious shots from my January Maryland visit: