It’s 2017 already and I am so glad and lucky that I have made it thus far. You made it as well so yay! As is my tradition for as long as I can remember, I always have a set of goals to begin every year with. It’s not quite a ‘New Year’s Resolution’ which I deem quite passive. I think it’s quite cathartic and fulfilling merely having plans seemingly set in motion by just writing them down.
As a highly positive person, I know 2017 is going to be amazing and certainly better than 2016. Not to sound too prophetic, but 2016 was the foundation to the gorgeous mansion that is 2017.
Of all the goals I set for 2016, I achieved all but one. That’s good prognosis and makes me pretty damn hopeful about this year.
I’m in my 400 level of medical school and I want to pass my MB (professional exam) that would propel me to fifth year this year. I not only want to pass, I want to scale through this stage in flying colours by any standard. It’s not going to be easy but Philippians 4:13 tells me that I can do all things.
Late last year, I attended Foundation Faith classes and got baptized. To a lot of people, it didn’t seem like much. To me, it signified me trying to find myself and gain some sort of hold in this chaotic world. This year, I plan on doing more self-discovery. This is not necessarily the once a week check-the-box routine. I aim to find a deeper spiritual connection with God. This is too much grammar for saying I want to talk to God better this year.
Last year, I attended my first TedX event. I hope to attend this year again. At the Tedx, I became really inspired. I want to be a public speaker, to touch lives in my own little way. This year will be my launchpad inshaallah.
I kind of gave up on writing towards the end of last year. I’m not still sure what my plan is. I know I have a lot of stories to tell, stories that need to be heard. I want to be more daring and less critical of my writing and actually send to magazines and publishing houses. Who knows?
This year is going to be the year of slay! My friend Ijay always says this. I am going to slay. I will slay with my friends on every level. Generally, I’m just going to keep on winning this year. I want to help others around me and get people I know to do the same– visit a home for the less privileged maybe on my 20th birthday or any other time in the year. It may not be much but it will be a start. I’m hopeful.
Career-wise, I want to look into medical research writing and see what possibilities abound.
It may not seem like much, but I am resolute that I will not say ‘Yes’ when I mean ‘No’.
I want to travel to another state in Nigeria that I haven’t been to preferably but any would do. I want to fill this almost empty scrapbook that is 2017 with memories outside Rivers State.
I want to meet a lot of interesting people this year and cultivate new genuine friendships. I’m going to be more outgoing and friendly. I’m going to laugh a little too hard, cry tears of joy. I’m going to hug my close friends a little too hard and let them know that I never want to let them go. I will try as hard as possible to express my emotions freely. Life is too short to bottle things up.
Books will be a major part of my 2017. I want to gorge on knowledge and forge new adventures from just reading.
I want to say this over and over again. This year, I will eat healthy, drink lots of water and take care of my beautiful skin. I’m going to surround myself with positive thoughts. I want to win awards, be a leader in whatever capacity I see fit, use the internet wisely, enter various competitions, win, apply for scholarships. This year, I will be a doer.
Above all, in 2017, I will be happy.
Cheers to an amazing 2017! 🍷