One Word — Patience

One Word


When December 31st came and went, I spent most of my New Year’s day reflecting on many things.

GG Rene, a fellow blogger, asked her readers: How do you want to feel in 2013?  So I have been thinking about my feelings.

I know that I have been short with the people who I love.  I know that I have been impatient with somethings that they do when I ask them to do it. I know that I have been very hard on myself when learning something new.

What I also know is that I don’t like feeling like that.  I don’t like feeling like everything is going to make me come up short with someone.

After having a new baby in the family, and really seeing how big Zee is (sometimes a good and bad thing), my expectations have been more than what people around me can do.

So this year, I decided to link up to the One Word 365 challenge.

The word that I have chosen for myself is Patience.

Instead of resolutions, I’m going to focus on one word.  In all that I do for myself and my family, I will focus on being Patient.

  • I know I will get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.  It will just take time.
  • I will have to accept the delays that happen in my life, and learn to be okay with them.  Things happen.
  • I will be more understanding with myself when trying to learn something new and know that it takes more than one nap time to get it.

These are just some of the things that have been on my mind.

So this is my focus on 2013.


{I’m so happy that Melanie is doing a link up for the one Word 365 challenge.  She is the owner of the blog Only A Breath and she also did these sweet image graphics that you see ar the top of the post.  If you’re interested in joining check out the link party here.}


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Happy New Year! We can all use a little more patience!


I struggle with and strive to have patience daily. It is so important to me that it is even the name of my blog. I hope you have a wonderful new year and I look forward to seeing your journey toward Patience.


Kalley! I love this! I have a word that the Lord put on my heart towards the end of the year, and I am going to use it!

Patience is not easy. I feel what you said about naptime, sometimes we want to learn things ALL in one shot! You will be better with your patience this year…I have a feeling just being aware of it, makes it easier.


I needed this. Awesome focus for the year. I’m pretty sure we all can stand to strengthen our patience. I’m going to focus on being patient with getting the hang of blogging and with growing my bootcamp in 2013.


Patience… that has been my struggle in the past. Just when I think I’ve got it conquered something happens and I’m in the struggle all over again! It’s certainly an ongoing process!


Patience….is a virtue that I don’t have. That’s a direct quote from my Grandmother. Unfortunately, I am the same way. I may have to borrow this one. I really really really really need more patience in my life!


What a great word to focus on this year! Just know that because you’ve chosen it – there will be times when it seems as though it’s being tested to the max … such is life! I responded on my blog and will say it here, too. Remember to take time out for Kalley on a regular basis. A happy Kalley makes a better, more patient Kalley 🙂

Donna Heber

Hi Kalley,

I just joined in on the One Word 2013 blog hop. I’m visiting from Create With Joy. You have picked a fantastic word to guide you into the new year! I hope you will stop by for a visit.


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Sisters from Another Mister

Thanks for linking up on my ONE Word link up – sorry it has taken me a little while to get over. Focus should have been my word for this year instead of Embrace … but taking it all one day at a time, and as it comes.
One the upside, yours is Patience 😉