Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Word for 2009

I am excited for 2009!

When the new year begins it feels like fresh air is coming my way,
and I can do and accomplish whatever I set my mind on.

My friend Jill picks a word for herself at the beginning of each year,
to remind herself through out the year what her goal is.
You can read more about this on

I was inspired by her to pick a word of my own for 2009.

Believe is a powerful word to me.
To believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything!
I remember a time when I was in High School, I felt like I had the heaviest weight upon my shoulders. I started doubting myself in my school work, which effected how I looked at myself personally. I remember my dad telling me to just Believe in myself and then I could accomplish anything that I wanted or needed to do.

As a mom and a wife (of a Medical resident) I often feel that the weight of the world is on my shoulders.
There are also going to be some new BIG, HUGE, changes and responsiblities in my life this year. I am going to have to be doing a lot of believing in myself :-)

OK, so here are just a few of my goals this year:

1. Be more organized, on time, and have more balance in my life.

2. loose 15 pounds!! I am signed up and training for my second 25k (15.2m) Eating healthy and being in shape is very important to me, and makes me a better ME :-)

3. Have more prayerful and thoughtful moments in my day.
(this will help me in my role as a wife and mother and also with my new church calling)

Happy New Year to all of you.

And thank you for all of your cute Christmas Cards. I seriously have the most creative and crafty friends. :-)



I am Laura said...

great word. Good luck with your goals. I don't think you will be able to loose that 15 lbs. You look too good as it is. I hope to loose that much too, but I am sure most of it will come off when baby comes.. Ha ha -- then the real work will begin. You are an inspiration to me in all you do.

jill s said...

i love it jessica!

you have some great goals set too...i know you'll be able to achieve them!

so......what is your new calling???

Gabbitas Family said...

very powerful and AMEN. I should follow in your footsteps :-). And, what is your new calling???

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

great goals. i should do them also! what's the calling...seminary teacher?

Margo said...

I love your word for the year. I think this is very cool idea. I have been thinking of the word I want for this year. I think I am about ready to finalize one. You are so wonderful. I believe in you.

Vanessa said...

I love it. You're so great Jessica! I think you can accomplish anything you put your mind to...you are an inspiration!