Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013--A Running Start...

There's a bit of a missionary spirit in our household right now.  Garrett is having a fabulous experience in the MTC before he heads to Mexico in a few weeks and uses Preach My Gospel on a daily basis.  Hailey has expressed the desire to serve a mission when she turns 19.  She doesn't turn 18 until May so she has exactly one year before she can put her papers in.  She's been using Preach My Gospel for her personal scripture study and she attended the weekly Stake mission prep class this morning at 7:30 am (not sure how long that early morning time will last after late Saturday nights...)

Because of their examples, my goal for 2013 is to take time each day and thoroughly go through Preach My Gospel, read every scripture listed and mark them in my personal scriptures.  Along with a weekly scripture class I will begin this Wednesday, those are my SPIRITUAL goals.

In my letter to Garrett today I told him I would also be working on learning Spanish this year as my main MENTAL goal so he could hold me to it, run in 5 tough races for my PHYSICAL goal and take voice lessons for my EMOTIONAL/SOCIAL goal (since I am so nervous to sing in front of people and feel I need more confidence to do so).

I know many people come up with lots of things they want to accomplish and several goals in each of the main areas, however, for me, I felt like one attainable goal in each area would suffice and be enough to work on so I didn't come up short at the end of the year--maybe a bit of the perfectionist in me? :D

So... happy trails (running), happy reading (scriptures), en terminos feliz (Spanish) and if you ask me, I am willing to come and sing some sort of rendition of Happy Birthday on your special day!!

5 comments:

Carin said...

I LOVE your goals!!! If you ever want to practice Spanish together I would LOVE it! It is amazing how rusty it becomes after so many years! I love the Preach My Gospel idea too! I am surprised about voice lessons...I was wondering the other day if you TAUGHT voice lessons! It sounds like a fabulous year up ahead for you!

Karen said...

You inspire me! Thanks for being such a cool friend, and making all of us who know and love you strive for bigger and better things. Love your goals, and I will join you on the Preach My Gospel journey.

Shauna said...

I love to read other's goals! I can't wait until you get up in Sacrament Meeting and sing us something in Spanish!!!!! Good luck!!!!

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Unknown said...

just love you Alicia. From the time we were in the 6th grade you continue to inspire me. Looking forward to watching you meet your goals!