Saturday, January 8, 2011

This has been on my mind lately...

‎"Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, nevertheless, they give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe, and then it's gone."
-Joan of Arc

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I love the beginning of a new year.  It's like the beginning of a new journal, or a new school year with new school supplies.  I just have this feeling of so many possibilities.  ANYTHING can happen.  I love thinking about what my life will be like at this time next year.  Where will I be?  What will have changed?  I hope I'm a better person.  I hope I become more like Christ.

I always like to set resolutions.  I'm fairly good at keeping them, at least a few at a time.  Maybe I shouldn't make so many, but I'm ok with making a lot and then keeping up with some.  I still have that feeling of accomplishment, and I've learned to let go of the ones that taper off and be ok with it.  I always make some resolutions in January and then often make some more/change some in April when I have my birthday.  But, here are a few of the ones I've decided on for this year (the ones I can remember off the top of my head b/c I don't really feel like getting up and going in my room to find my whole list).

  • Study the Articles of Faith and the principles they teach, including really memorizing them
  • Attend the temple every month
  • Go to the gym 4 times a week
  • Clean out my car once a week
  • Wash my car inside and out once a month
  • Write in my journal every night (I was really good at this for 6+ years, but have slacked off's time to get back to it)
  • Be a better visiting teacher (I need to decide how to measure this one)
  • Lose 20 pounds
I think I can do it. :)  I hope every one of you also have a beautiful new year.  I can't wait to see what it brings!