Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 2009: You are needed!

Hello Friends and Family in the new year!!! Great news, WE GOT OUR COMPUTER FIXED (twice in the last month-long story-but please don't ever open anything called Anti-Virus 2009-love to tell you why if you're interested). I have a lot of blogging to catch up on, but right now- YOU ARE NEEDED!

I was just asked to be a facilitator (fancy word for teacher) at my church's local Women's Conference this coming month. Scary!, but if you read my post entitled "A New Woman!" you know how much I loved and benefitted from going to Women's Conference this past year at BYU. I know the importance of these classes and am taking my "assignment" very seriously.

It is a topic that I think is universal- something that we all need reminders in, and something everyone can input on: "Believing in Yourself".

I am blessed to have a husband who repeatedly reminds me that we are all painfully aware of our weaknesses and we don't need anyone else pointing them out. I am a lucky beneficiary of his belief. Its a good thing too because I definitely fall into the "painfully aware" category. So why does being aware of our weaknesses have to be so painful?

I bet right now there is something pressing on your mind, something that you view yourself falling short in, something you are overwhelmed or afraid by, something you are wondering if you are good enough to do. So what is stopping you from believing in yourself? That is one of the questions I would love help in answering. The other would be of course, what helps you the most to actually believe in yourself? I would love e-mails, comments, or just taking a second to take my poll on the side here.

I know you all collectively are a fountain of wisdom and I would appreciate ideas to help me launch from! Thank you all!


  1. So, I left one of your "other"'s the one I struggle most with lately...comparing my current self to my former self. I noticed this started happening once I got married and my priorities had to start shifting significantly. Then again (big time!) after having the baby. I feel like I have more and more to do and less energy/time to do it in, so I look at the way I look/spend time with my family/serve in my church callings/spend time with friends/do things for others/take care of myself etc. now and compare it with the way I did those things pre-marriage and baby. It's really hard to not feel like I've regressed in the areas that are most important! And then dwelling on the then vs. now just slows down progress even further! Having to be a working mom right now doesn't help but I have a feeling it wouldn't be radically different if I were a stay-at-home mom too...possibly just as demanding as a full-time job. :) I'm excited to see where your poll leads your session!

  2. Bethany,
    Thank you soo much for sharing that! You are absolutely right, I do the same thing!!! I will definitely add that to my poll.

  3. Whoops, I guess I can't edit the poll once voting has started, but if anyone else wants to vote for that one, please let me know!

  4. Brianna- I am excited for you! I know you are going to be wonderful. I have to say that I think unbelief in myself (or my abilities) always stems from a lack of spirituality, or rather from not trusting in the Lord. When I completely put my will into His hands, I start to become the woman I have only dreamed of becoming. When I am unwilling to yield to the Lord's will, I get caught up in the millions of temptations that Satan puts out there to make us so that we don't accomplish anything; which are really all the things you listed. So when I believe that the Savior can help me, only then can I truly believe in myself. The truth is: None of us were meant to live life on our own and by our own abilities; we were designed to need heavenly help, which is necessary to humble us and keep us close to our Father.
    Brianna- I wish I could attend, it sounds like it will be wonderful!

  5. Brianna- I have been thinking of you and sad that we lost touch so fast. It looks like us victorvalley girls have been doing so much since then. It would be fun to have a road trip to vegas and visit mommy Kandice. You, me and tasha should all go. It was pretty much just us up there and you all still mean alot to me. You were so fun, I miss your parties. So what city do you live in now? Good Luck at Womens Conference, you will do great!

  6. My "other" is frustration with myself when there is something I want to change in myself and because of a lack of will power or laziness don't. This does tie into lack of spirituality because when I ask for the Lord's help I am more successful in making changes.



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