So, I have a confession!
If you follow me on Instagram, you would know by now – I WENT HOME!!!!
I still get butterflies in my tummy talking about my trip. It was a much needed vacation and I had a swell time. Special thanks to my AMAZING parents! Last year, I carried my big mouth and shared my goals with you. In the spirit of accountability, let’s see how I did. *heart beats a little fast*
I’m very motivated to do more this year. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will do A LOT better. For 2017, my goals to get closer to God remain the same, but with more effort.
recap of 1st year as a doctoral student. The recap of the second year will be up at some point…lol.
This year, my goal is also to publish at least two more first-author research articles, with at least one from my dissertation.
list of my published articles exponentially. In 2015, I published on Bella Naija, CosmopolitanNigeria, Words are Work, The Naked Convos and Glam Africa. In 2016, I did not write as much as I planned to. It was mostly tied to the intensity of my program among other things. This year, I’m getting back on the saddle.
Words are Work, where I ran a column on relationships with the boss of WAW – Chisom Martin. That was one of my best experiences on collaboration and I miss it; but school really got tight last year. However, things will be different this year! I’m looking forward to hosting giveaways, running series with other bloggers/vloggers, creating lessons and E-courses, and organizing/participating in events and conferences – FOR REAL THIS TIME…lol.
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This is where I scored 1000%! I traveled in 2016! I visited: a) Tampa ; b) New Orleans; c) Vancouver ; d) Scotland ; e) England ; f) Denver; g) Victoria. This as one of the perks of pursuing or having a PhD. Travelling was one of the highlights of my year. I learned a lot of things and also got to know myself more. Based on how my year is looking, I don’t know if I’ll be able to travel as much. But I hope to visit at least two new places, hopefully outside the US.
This is a new goal for 2017. I’m not particular about losing weight, but I want to have an active & fit lifestyle. In line with this, I want to eat more healthy meals.
Whoop! Whoop! This is the year my people. I’m trusting God that everything goes well and I bag that PhD. I’m also in the process of searching for jobs. I will definitely write about the process, especially for international students like me.
For me, the highlights of 2016 were: traveling, publishing my first research article, passing my qualifying exams and becoming a PhD candidate, and defending my dissertation proposal.
There you have it!
These are the goals I’ve set for this year. 2016 was awesome; I’m looking forward to an even better 2017.
I wish you an awesome year.
Tell me about your accomplishments last year and any goals you have this year?!?.
Make it a Winning-Year