Thursday, October 9, 2008

School: a prayer request.

For all my loyal readers out there: I have a prayer request. I need Help keeping up with my schoolwork. I knew this year would be one where I learned how to work, and hopefully grow past the indiligence that I've been plagued with for years. But I'm not "arrived" yet. I started the school year promisingly enough, but now I am falling behind in varying degrees (depending on the subject). An uncomfortably-wrapped blessing has been that my parents have done some deadline and grading reforms, that is, they are enforcing more consequences if we do not finish the week's school on time. That helps me, because I am not naturally internally motivated. But punishments are punishments, and the one that hits where it hurts is the newest: No square dance class unless school is done. So last week I didn't go, and I won't be able to this week either, barring a less-than-deserved-miracle. Short-term goal: I want to stop the trend and go next week. Longer-term goal: I want to be able to stay caught up! Please pray!


  1. I know what you mean and I think that "Do Hard Things" will be a good inspiration for you in this area. I know this term I also am realizing that I need to bring my WAG back up so I need to buckle down and make sure to do really well. You are not the only one out there that tends to lack internal motivation. It can be tough to make yourself do something that you don't want to do or aren't interested in. I'll be praying! You can do it!

  2. Hey Liz,

    Don't be discouraged. God put a good head on your shoulders and I know you'll do a great job. Something that helps me to do my best even in things I don't like is to remember to "do everything as if I'm working for the Lord, and not for men." Having the mindset that it's really for God rather than my Mom or my teachers helps me to get through a lot of unpleasant chores.

    And don't think you're alone with having deadlines and such. I had a Spanish test scheduled for last Thursday and was absolutely mortified. I had gotten a D on the first test and am maintaining a 74% in the class (just passing). I studied for three and a half hours the night before and got to bed at 11:45 (as well as earlier in the week), but still didn't feel prepared. I was sweating bullets when I walked into class at 10:00 the next morning.

    Then, our schizo, majorly-scatterbrained teacher (she's a few slices short of a loaf ;-)- decided, last minute of course, that we could have a take-home test. Jeez.

    But again, don't feel discouraged. Some subjects you just have to do your best in and if you don't get a good grade, at least you did your best. I just remember to "do everything as if working for the Lord, and not for men..." That helps.

    Again, God gave you a sound mind and I know you'll do a fantastic job. We're praying for you for your school(and that you can continue to go to squaredancing

    God Bless and write back when you get the time. Adios.


  3. I left this comment on your myspace, but since you don't check it often I'll just re-post it your profile pic you look like your about to give one of those music lessons you talk about in the "about me" section of your myspace..."Excuse me, do you have an appointment?" ;-)-

    Have a good day and God Bless.


  4. Hi Elizabeth!

    Thank you for the comment on our blog!

    I was just wondering, how did you find our blog?

    That's great that you like to square dance! We've been dancing for about 6 years now.

    I look forward to reading your blog!

    Aliisa Klahn