Saturday, January 17, 2009

In a Word

Jen at Sabbatical Mom recently posted her word of the year: Faith. What a beautiful word.

This inspired me to do the same. To think of a word that sums up what I have in mind for 2009. It's a challenge, a one word resolution.

My word for 2009?

Energy.

en⋅er⋅gy 
1. the capacity for vigorous activity; available power.
2. an adequate or abundant amount of such power.

3. Often, energies. a feeling of tension caused or seeming to be caused by an excess of such power.
4. an exertion of such power.
5. the habit of vigorous activity; vigor as a characteristic.
6. the ability to act, lead others, effect, etc., forcefully.
7. forcefulness of expression: a writing style abounding with energy.
8. Physics. the capacity to do work; the property of a system that diminishes when the system does work on any other system, by an amount equal to the work so done; potential energy.

Why energy?

  • to keep a peaceful, tidy home
  • to pay bills on time and meet our financial goals
  • to keep up with a two and five-year old
  • to exercise 5 times a week
  • to menu plan and make healthy meals
  • to teach 20 teenagers with special needs to become responsible, employable young adults
  • to walk my dog
  • to catch up with old friends
  • to travel to Orlando with my Hubs and a high school band
  • to spend a memorable summer with my kids doing more than eating popsicles and blogging
  • to fit into my skinny(er) jeans
  • to attend church every Sunday and Bible study on Mondays
  • to finish the book(s) that I am reading

While I'm never short on ideas, I always fall short on energy. In 2009, I plan to make my own through diet, exercise, vitamin supplements, and prayer.

This year will be different because I am choosing it to be.

Tip Junkie's got the list for other bloggers' word of the year.

11 comments:

Maelstrom said...

Maybe if you have any energy left over you could share? I started taking tae kwon do with my family and we also got a Wii Fit, so hopefully I can get me some skinny jeans too!

Magpie said...

I like that.

Magpie said...

I like that.

Subspace Beacon said...

What a good idea...I might steal it.

Jen said...

Maybe that will be my word for 2010! I always am in need of energy!

Mimi said...

That is a good idea ...

Midwest Beach Girl said...

Very nice! Too bad now I feel the pressure to find my own word. I shall prevail!

Jenifer said...

Energy? I hope I remember what that is soon! I like your optimism, best wishes in reaching your goals.

Mama said...

I read you'll be a band sponsor. I think that makes you an official "grown-up". I'll have to think about that energy word.... I have the same problem w/o children.

Aliki2006 said...

I love the word you picked. I'm thinking along the same lines myself these days...

thirtysomething said...

Rock on. Great word for 2009. We could all use a little more of the kind of energy a two-year-old exhibits from sun-up to sun-down any given day. They should bottle that stuff.