One Word 2013: Learn

It took a while before I could finally decide on what my one word was going to be this year. Finally, I have decided on a word that will encapsulate everything that I am planning to do and achieve this year. I chose the word…


My one word 2013 is LEARN

After a conversation with a friend last night, I realized that one of the things that I want to focus on this year is learning, creating avenues for learning and sharing my learnings with others (over probably a cup of coffee… thus the coffee stain in the poster). I realized that a lot of my goals and plans for this year and even my life list have a lot to do with learning.

LEARNING in the Family…
I’m about to be a mom and I know that I can’t be a perfect parent or wife, but this year, I will try my darn best to learn and strive to be a good parent and a loving wife. I’ll strive to learn as much as I can by attending workshops, reading books and even trying out things that I have never done before (make an effort to learn cooking…). I will also try to learn more about breastfeeding through others and through personal experience. I will be patient and really try to breastfeed until Zeeka is 2 years old.

LEARNING with Friends…
I will actively pursue creating workshops for (even those that I will offer for free: I was thinking of a free Photoshop workshop) so as to help friends and acquaintances learn with me. I want to bring inspire other people to continue learning.

LEARNING more about my Faith…
I will learn to be more spiritual. I have started reading passages from the Bible again and I have started praying every evening, too, with my husband. I promise to learn more about the origins of the Catholic religion, which my hubby, is so fascinated by.

LEARNING from mistakes…
I will go for things that I have not done before. I want to seek new challenges and learn from these. If I fail, I want to learn and share what I have gone through with others.

By the end of 2013, I know that if I stick true to living my word, which is to LEARN, I know that I will have had a fruitful, productive and well-lived year.

What’s your one word for this year? BTW, i’m linking this to One Word 365 Community.


Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger


  1. January 11, 2013 / 8:58 am

    So so love it! 🙂 And it’s so so YOU! 😀

    You’re already a mom now, dear, and so far, I know you’re doing a really great job of it! 🙂

    I so love the learning about your faith part. One of the things I hope to do more of this year too, especially since Pope Benedict XVI has declared this the Year of Faith! 🙂


    God bless,

    • January 11, 2013 / 9:08 am

      Thank you so much, Tina! You’re right! It was tough looking for the one word. It took me one whole day to really come up with a word that would best fit my 2013. Thanks for the message! 🙂

      Love lots,

  2. January 11, 2013 / 10:17 am

    Epiphany is my word for 2013. I’m excited to see God revealed in new ways in the coming year.

    • January 11, 2013 / 10:22 am

      Nice word, Jon! 🙂 Cheers to a great year ahead!

  3. January 11, 2013 / 10:17 am

    Yey! I’ll have someone to watch my documentaries with!

    • January 11, 2013 / 10:21 am

      haha! yes, gah! I’ll watch your documentaries with you! 🙂

  4. January 11, 2013 / 10:50 am

    Hi, Ginger! Wonderful article. And I love your One Word. Enjoy motherhood! Oh, will watch out for your free workshops.:)

    • January 11, 2013 / 10:53 am

      Thank you, Ginnie! 🙂 I will announce my free workshops to the Manila WAHMs group or post it here once I have arranged one 🙂 hehe! Hopping to meet you soon!

  5. January 12, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    what an inspiring post! we all need to LEARN from what God brings us 🙂 May you achieve your goals! 🙂

  6. January 12, 2013 / 10:54 pm

    I think LEARN is a great word, Ginger! I’m sure you’ll discover a lot of new things, specially after your little one is born. It’s gonna be a great experience. And I look forward to learning a lot from you too this year. 🙂

    My word naman is FAITH. 🙂

    • January 13, 2013 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks, Patty! 🙂 I hope you get to learn, too, from your Manila Workshops experiences! 🙂

  7. January 13, 2013 / 1:53 am

    I love the word! In this is what I love about reading blogs owned by mommies! Just like you, there are a lot of things I want to learn and want to discover. I hope I can also come up with my ONE word. I wish you all the best as you enter real motherhood!

    By the way, i know you’re very busy but i’ll be honoured to see something from you on my blog. (it’s got one post at the moment, haha)

    • January 13, 2013 / 5:31 pm

      Hi Eve! Thanks for dropping by. Yeah, hope I could read a post about your one word. Sure, I can guest post in your blog. Just let me know what you want me to write about. ~ Ginger 🙂

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