This January, Blessed Is She issued a challenge to women via Instagram to inspire us live more intentional lives this coming year. The challenge was to finish the sentence, “This year I will delight in being a ________,” with a word. A word that corresponded with one aspect of our lives that we want to work on + grow in this year, or one in which we feel God is calling us to more.
For myself, I chose the word student.
That is my vocation right now, as a college student in her third year of undergrad. I’m studying literature and theology at a Catholic liberal arts university, and I love my school + those subjects with all my heart. However, I often (too often) find myself neglecting my studies, and not pursuing them with enough vigor, enthusiasm, dedication. I fall into procrastination, into lazy habits, into bad attitudes.
I want to love learning, I want to work hard, I want to soak up as much as I can from my studies. But my efforts are often feeble, and I often fall short.
So this year, 2016, I choose to delight in my vocation as a student, and to live it out to the fullest I can. This resolution goes hand-in-hand with my one word for 2016: focus. With these two words always in the forefront of my mind + heart ~ student and focus ~ I hope + pray that this year will be one of much growth.
Blessed Is She put together a video of the responses they received from women about what they will delight in being this year. It’s a beautiful video: