2010 Word of the Year

Well, this is it. I've decided that my new word for 2010 is going to be DISCIPLINE.

This is something I've thought a lot about lately, and I went through a few different words, trying them on for size, seeing how I felt about them. I kept coming back to this one for some reason.

At first glance, it seems like a pretty harsh word. To me, at least. Looking around blogland and such, you see lots of exciting, freeing and happy words. Well, this one is probably not going to be any of those things.

But you know what? I don't care. Because this is my word, this is what I need to work on this year, and this is something that I've been wanting to do for a while now and just haven't done.

I need more
discipline in a lot of areas of my life. This past year was a hard one, with lots of complications and money issues and emotional upheaval. I've dealt with many problems that have been brought on myself by my own laziness. Unneeded problems that compounded the ones that I didn't have control over.

So this year, things are going to change. I'm going to be more disciplined in the things that I eat, in the daily routine that the kids and I have, in keeping myself and the house in tidy order, in my spending habits, etc.

I know, there are a lot of things that need to be changed and I'm most likely not going to accomplish everything that I would like to. But I'm also not going to give up. Becoming more disciplined is something I need to do to become a better mother, wife, daughter, sister, disciple.

I will be checking in with this blog here and there, although I won't be giving myself rigid timelines in which to do it.

But don't worry, it's not all bad! :) I will also be working on being more disciplined in making myself happy. On working to be a happy person so that my family and those around me can benefit from that, and I will too.

Wish me luck! :)


Sara said...

Awesome word. I'm sure you will inspire and motivate me to be more disciplined this year, too. Good luck!

Angela Payne said...

Well, I think you picked a great word! I know how life can just seem to careen out of control when we let things go and don't discipline ourselves to do what we know we should. Keep you chin up and I can't wait to see where your word will take you!

Joseph & Tracy Larsen said...

Don't be too hard on yourself! It's okay for some things to slide when you a mom of two little boys! You are such an amazing person. Thanks for being such a great example!