Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Back Into The Swing Of Things

Well, as you know, school has started back up for me. It is only the third day however. I would expect that it will take a little bit of time to really get back in the swing of things - though last semester (as I was discussing with a friend of mine toward the end of last semester) I don't feel that I really found my groove for studying. Usually at the beginning of the school year it takes a few weeks to a month for me to really get my groove of studying and doing homework, after being off for the summer (even though I work) since the end of April. But, as I said, I don't feel like I had really got into that.

I am hoping this semester will be different. I am hoping that the groove will be found rather quickly, especially for my World View class and my Communication Disorders class. Both of these classes have a lot of reading, plus a lot more for WV (such as papers).

One 'fear' that I have is that since I don't have a lot of classes this semester, leaving me with more time at home, is that it will be far too easy for me to put off doing homework/studying til later. I am a procrastinator. I am in the mood for knitting, and would rather sit and knit. But, I know where my priorities lay. The thing is, I need to adjust my attitude or whatever and make myself study instead.

I was able to do that tonight. I read about 20 pages for Communication Disorders for tomorrow's class (thankfully the class is only at 4:10 pm). I still have about 30 pages to go, but I have tomorrow morning and part of the afternoon to read. I will do it though, because I am determined to do well in this class...well, all my classes really.

I am also determined to remember to include Jesus in my school work and studying. A lot of time I will start out doing this, and then part way through the semester I tend to 'forget' this and attempt to do it on my own. As I have found out, when this happens I tend to get more stressed out than need be. However, I must mention that I was not nearly as stressed out last semester as I have been in the past. Part of this, I am sure, is due to the pastor at my church praying for me to enjoy tests and look forward to them. While that didn't happen, I do know that he is also praying that I won't feel as stressed out, etc. I don't necessarily want to enjoy writing tests, but I do want to do well without the stress.

Anyway, I will be praying that I will keep Jesus in my school work. I will be praying that I don't procrastinate at doing homework/studying/doing papers. And, I will be praying that I find my groove early and get back into the swing of things school-wise. I would appreciate if you could pray for these things for me too, whenever you think to.

Have a Christ filled day!

12 comments:

Pia said...

i will be praying for you. you can count on that. God bless.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Prayers go out before you. Hope you do well.

mreddie said...

Your pastor sounds wise - hadn't thought of praying to look forward to tests though. You are also wise in thinking to keep God first in all you do. ec

Pooch said...

Shelley,
Thought I'd visit your blog since you had been to mine. First of all, thank you for posting the beautiful Scripture tag! I put one on my blog, thanks to you! Praise God! :)

I am an adjunct faculty member and teach two courses as well as writing online courses. I know that the Lord will lead you. I encourage you to speak to your instructors about any concerns that plague you. Their help and blessings from God will lead you to peace and comfort in your studies. Do let me know if I can be of any help to you.

May the words of my mouth...be pleasing unto you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

:)

Jennifer said...

Get your groove on, girl! :0)

I lift you up in prayer every day, and I will continue, asking God to give you peace of mind during your tests.

David said...

my "working Hands are working on a slate walkway, so i am blogging from a freinds computer, off my maountain for two days. its a nice change but there is no place like home. A friend barbara, is running the first Blog Olympics on her blog, you may want to come compete, unless youare studying or knitting. Bless you

Bonnie Calhoun said...

I will pray for you to have strength.

Could you tell yourself something like...no knitting until homework is done....and make yourself stick to it?

Paula said...

Lord,

Please help sweet Shelley to get her school groove on! Help her to retain all that she reads and to continue making good grades. Let her find You in all she does. Give her Godly friends. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

I am so proud of you. I still wanna be you when I grown up! You are the young woman that I wish I could've been. Education is so important. I wish I would've gone to college. Besides, I hear college is the best place to find men :) Just jokin' Have a great weekend.

Your Sis In Christ,

Judy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am looking forward to beginning my lace shawl, however, I first need to make some baby things for the "Preemie Project." My goal this year is to knit more for charity. Sounds like you are on the right track for doing well this semester by keeping Jesus in the mix. God can do anything but fail......visit again....

Joe said...

"I know where my priorities lay"

That's more than I can say for myself when I was in school.

Jez said...

You get your groove goin' girl!! **hugs**

green said...

Happy Birthday shelley. Hope it was a good one...