If you read Eziaha’s blog(get familiar already) then you should know that she did a series of 31fab voices sharing their goals in January 2014.
I never forgot my goals.
I was always checking themÂ to see which ones I had ticked off.
So let’s have a honest evaluation of them all shall we?
The goals are written as they are at the beginning of the year but the main goals have been edited for brevity but nothing’s lost…
Hello everyone! My name is Frances Oghenerukevwe Okoro.
I am a Nigerian, an Isoko/Urhobo girl who hopes to learn how to speak both languages in 2014.
Blame me not please, my parents are the ones at fault, but Iâll be doing
something about this shameful situation this year.
I will DEFINITELY be taking Isoko classes before the year ends (add
that to my bucket list,no?) Yes!
(Did I succeed at this? Well, read on)
I am a student in Nigerian Law School Lagos campus so of course thereâs a mega serious goal right there&Iâll come back to that, but for now,first things firstâ¦
2013 was deep spiritually for me, but I can do better in 2014.
I really want to know my beautiful Father more, I want a deep romance
with Him, so I will be wrapping myself in Godâs word securely. My quiet time gets supreme priority before the exercise,BBM,law books,blogrollsâ¦
Report – How did this go?
I ran on a spiritual high for a better part of the year till after Law School when I came home, then it was le struggle till “Thirsty Conference“.
I got my groove back but I’m still struggling a bit. I can always do better.
But I am thankful for lessons learnt in God this year.
For relationship that was grown..for love that I learned to pour on my Father…
Yes, I am thankful.
Second goal is to pass Bar Finals in bright blinding colours!
Call to bar in November 2014 cannot be held in Abuja without your girl
being called too. Lai lai!
Iâve been toying with asking God for first class and this is the first
place I am officially going to write down the vision- I will leave NLS Lagos with a first class!
Report – No, I didn’t leave Law School with a first class but yes, call to bar wasn’t held without me.
God gave me my testimony and ended the 6years journey. successfully for me.
I am officially a barrister and I am thankful.
Still on the leaving NLS with first class, I really have to change my handwriting. Truly,when I write in a haste,I donât even understand
some of the things I write.(tips will be welcome)
Report – No change but thankfully, there will be no exams for me to write for a while. 🙂
(3) I lost about 18kg in 2013 and Iâll lose the remaining 16kg this year.
I must get in my routine exercises, eat healthy, and I may fall but I will pick myself up and continue on the race.
Report – Fall I did fall!
I entered the year weighing about 83 or 85kg.
I lost the weight between May to August and went down to 74kg.
Ballooned up again after Law School because of chop chop and I’m currently at 82.4kg.
Talk about practically no self-control. Who loses weight and gains it back. Hah!
I’m thankful for the exercises I got in though.
For making an effort and the lessons this journey has taught me.
(4) I ran a business when I was in the university so I was always saving
and boosting my account but Iâve fallen off the wagon and have been spending anyhow.
So 4th goal is to get back into the saving groove. This may be hard toÂ do with my small allowee but even if its 1k each month,I will do it.
Report – Yay! I did build my account back up.
For each month, I didn’t miss any(atleast for every time I had income)
(5) I started giving to orphanages in 2013 and I want to continue that in 2014.
I hope to visit, share and leave smiles on the lips of lots of people.
I will be starting with the little and start building the legacy I want to leave on earth.
Report – 3 orphanages visited this year.
One with the students of Law School that I had a part in organizing…
One was done personally and the last was done just this last Sunday.
I can do better.
(6) In light of giving back to society also,I would prayer fully be a
corper by November 2014 and I am working on a plan to speak to young girls in secondary schools in where ever I would be posted to(Lag hopefully).
Report – Yes, I am a corper now.
No, I wasn’t posted to Lagos.
Yes, I held the first of this event this December 2014.
(7) I am crazy about being a virtuous lady, so Iâll be building on my personality.
Peeps, especially my toasters love to make my head swoon with – âFrances,you have an amazing personalityâ
But na lie abeg, I can do better.
I can be more loving/caring and can place a better lid on my temper. I also tend to bottle things up when I feel hurt instead of communicating, Iâll be working on that too.
Report – God worked on a part of me that was being held back as a result of the past.
Worked on my insecurity and on my sharp mouth.
Remember the red lips episode?
Yeah, painful lessons but I can say that my personality was refined this year.
(7) I also have a goal to smile and laugh more in 2014.(These fine teeth has got to be flaunted jare)
In fact, at the end of the year when I read this entry on Eâs blog again,I hope to grin widely like a cat and showcase the amazing smiles
I have perfected in 2014 🙂
Report – aha!
This is one goal that I can say that I did 100percent!
My laughter shined through this year… Even through seeming joy stealing episodes…
And oh, shoot! You notice that thereâs no goal concerning the one I call the one?
I think my dad thinks that I am bringing an in-law for him soon because I prefer to tie wrappers a lot when going for events these days&apparently, thatâs a married woman thing.
But err, I laugh in Isokoâ¦
Letâs just say that I am VERY BUSY making myself into a lady the one
will be proud of and praying for our future.
When the one arrives, he will arrive.
And till he arrives, another goal for 2014 is to visit Ghana or
Calabar after law school things and just chillax!
I will be travelling somewhere, taking loads of pictures and just enjoying single hood.
Iâm already imagining pictures taken with my bad ass glasses and ah, I am drooling already!
Report – No, the one hasn’t arrived.
No, I didn’t go to Ghana or Calabar.
But yes, I went to Olumo Rock at Abeokuta.
And yes, I went alone.
And yes, I had a great time enjoying my own company! And snapped loads of pictures 🙂
More of this in 2015
At the end of 2014 when I read this entry again, I hope it will be with the certainty that most of these goals were ticked off and I pray that Iâll be reading it with âBarristerâ affixed to my name.
So help me God.
Onto GREATER things.
I must testify!
Report – Am I reading this with Barrister affixed to my name?
Were most of the goals ticked?
Yeah, maybe a 6/10?
The goal to learn my native language wasn’t ticked though, but I am glad at where I am at.
I may have failed at some of them (side eye at my weightloss journey) but I got invaluable lessons in return.
Writing down these goals really helped me to stay on track and I’m grateful for the opportuinity to do that on E’s blog.
Will I be writing goals for 2015?
Contrary to what most people say, new year resolutions can be achieved if you are serious about them.
You might not achieve them all but to a reasonable extent, you will get some goals ticked if you are serious about them.
I’ve realized that I achieve more whenÂ myÂ goals areÂ written down and I can measure my growth with these goals.(especially when its in public view like this year’s was)
Yes, I grew in 2014 – spiritually, emotionally, in strength of character, in faith…Â and yes I am thankful, ever thankful to God for all.
Have you done your evaluation yet?
Have you written down and prayed over your goals for 2015?
Commit your ways unto the Lord and He will help you.
Let’s not enter into 2015 just drifting where ever the wind may blow.
Settle down, have a bit of a quiet time, reflect on 2014, relive the dreams for 2015, write them down and determine to take the plunge.
Happy New Year in Advance.
P.S- You guys know just how much I love you all my blog fam right?
A big part of me was moulded by this blog in 2014 and that would notÂ have been possible without you and you and you.
it is my prayer that we increase in all ramifications through Christ.
I sincerely do love you all…. With the love of Christ 🙂
Unto a more awesome 2015… AMEN!