Saturday, December 31, 2011

Word for 2012

Since everyone's doing it, here's my word for 2012.

Devotion

de·vo·tion

[dih-voh-shuhn] Show IPA
noun
1.
profound dedication; consecration.
2.
earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
3.
an assignment or appropriation to any purpose, cause, etc.: the devotion of one's wealth and time to scientific advancement.
4.
Often, devotions. Ecclesiastical . religious observance or worship; a form of prayer or worship for special use.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English devocioun  (< Anglo-French ) < Late Latin dēvōtiōn-  (stem of dēvōtiō ), equivalent to Latin dēvōt ( us ) ( see devote) + -iōn- -ion
 
 
 
I chose this word because in order to achieve success in both my weight loss and my academics, I will need to be absolutely devoted to making sure I perform well with each. I must devote myself to logging food, exercise, getting enough water and protein, and doing what's right for me. Also, in my last two semesters of my undergraduate program, I must be devoted to my studies more than ever. Starting in the fall I will be student teaching and in order to get a job afterwards, I need to be devoted to bettering myself as an educator. So, there you have it. 2012 will certainly be a year of change, but I am determined to see success.
 
Happy New Year to all of you. May 2012 bring us all happiness, fulfillment, and smaller jeans!
 
Off to spend the night with my fellow and my pup.
xoxo

5 comments:

jennxaz said...

good word...we are devoted to making this successful! Happy 2012 Jackie!!!

Beth said...

Like the word! Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

Good choice! Happy New Year!

Ronnie said...

Most of all, smaller jeans! ;)

Great word, Jackie.

Chris said...

Go, Jackie, Go!!

Hi neighbor :)