As a young women leader i have the chance to earn the Young Women in Recognition award. It's not something i have to do, but something that is enouraged of us to do to be an example to the girls and also so that we will be able to relate. So I am going to start doing this-I am really excited as I have already started on one of my goals which is to listen to more uplifting music for three weeks (notice my music change here?). I have notice also that being a Young Women leader I have an advantage of hearing all of the lessons that cater to developing oneself with all of the 8 standards once again. Hearing the new theme for Mutual this year-"Be thou an example of the Believers..." I have really felt more inspired about changing things in my life and doing the Personal Progress again is helping me Act on what I want to do.
We are also doing a Preparedness Program within our ward which is really motivating. It's like a university program with electives/requirements (goals) to achieve to recieve an assoc, bachelors, master, doctorate..depending on what you have done throughout the year to get your family ready temporaly-building up to 1 year family storage plus saving 3 months of income. And the ward will be offering classes throughout the year to help the families get this done. I really can't wait to see what my family can get done-even without a job at the moment. But I have faith that if we are working hard to do what the Lord has commanded of us-there will be a way provided to us. So if you are feeling overwhelmed by making change in your life and don't know where to start-I am going to encourage you to look on lds.org in the church library and look at the personal progress manual and pick one or two of the values and do some of the things in it. It will really help you make a change for the better.