Living Quarterly Reviews

January; Meeting Set Goals & The Rest Of 2018

Someone said, there are only two months in a year; January and the other 11 months. With January almost at its end and 29 of the 365 days of the year gone, we have the remaining 336 days to bring to life our dreams and hopes for 2018.

Make every day count!

Most Christians in this part of the world began the year fasting and praying. I did, too. Committing the year ahead into God’s hands. Devoting the first month or most of it to God. Trusting Him to take charge of the new year.

These things take God and man. There is a God-part and a you-part to every dream and aspiration.

I hope you are taking the necessary steps to achieving your 2018 goals.

I committed to blogging consistently this year, every Monday and Thursday. So far, I may not have showed up all of those days, but I endeavoured to show up most of the days.

As part of that commitment, I made mention of Annie Ejiofor featuring blog series this year. I’m glad to announce that next month, starting Thursday this week, which coincidentally happens to be the first day of the new month, we will be reading the first of a new series.

New Series: Letter To The One Who Comes After Me… Making The Most Of University Days (And Life Generally.)

About the new series:

Being the first child of my parents, and consequently the first to go to the university with no role models, there are a lot I did not know and wish someone had let me in on.

It was Soren Kierkgaard who said, “Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forward.”

A lot of us, given the chance, would go over a phase or two of our lives, doing things differently because we now know better. Going back in time is not something we can do, but paying our knowledge forward is something we can do. Something worth doing.

Before my younger and only sister gained admission into the university, as her big sister, I saw it as my responsibility to guide her on what to expect in the university and how to glide safely and successfully through her years in the university. I hoped to provide her a candid and comprehensive manual to living her best and a fulfilling life. These guides are equally applicable to life beyond the four walls of a university. They are, on a large scale, a guide to living a rich life. These I have garnered from thoughts and reflections over the past eight years of my life and can’t wait to share with all of you!

I have divided the new series into four parts for convenience, and hope to share each part with you every Thursday in February.

Challenges So Far:

I have found that it is easier to create Thursday blogposts than it is for me to create Monday blogposts. Mondays are supposed to bring you inspirational posts, and Thursdays, something light-hearted. Writing the former has not been a walk in the park. This is the reason I have missed more Mondays than Thursdays. I will keep at it and hope to do better.


Sending newsletters is a great way to keep in touch with readers. Should you miss a post, it provides a form of recap so you don’t miss something helpful. Since I post bi-weekly, a weekly newsletter holds the potential of being scanty. So a monthly newsletter would be a better model to adopt.

Hopes/Plans For The Rest Of 2018:

I earnestly hope to bring you great value this year.

Something You Can Do:

1. Keep reading.

2. Drop a comment.

3. Find a post useful/interesting? Share so more persons can read and benefit.

4. Subscribe below to receive an e-mail every time something new is posted.

It takes two to tangle. Thank you for every time you read, left a comment, shared my post and encouraged me in your tiny and big ways. I do not take it for granted and I am grateful.

Thank God for the month of January. Thank God for His blessings thus far. Thank God we are alive. Thank God for all He is yet to do.

How has January been for you?

How are the next eleven months looking for you?

Hope your year has been off to a great start?

If it has not:

One of my favourite quotes



By annieejiofor

Hello. I'm Annie, a Nigerian, medical doctor, IELTS coach, freelance editor and the voice behind the writing.

I blog about life within and without medicine and other lifestyle topics like books, travel and helpful advice for medical professionals.

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