Saturday, December 6, 2008

Prayer request

I'm really really really stressed out right now, and prayers would be much appreciated. Below are the reasons for the stress, in no particular order:

  • I'm in the middle of finals. I have one more Psychology paper to do, and I'm not positive I did the other one well but I don't really have the time or the inclination to revise it. I also have the Psychology test. I have a very low 90 average in this class, and I really really want an A. Due Wednesday. Y'all know how I am about grades. I have a persuasive speech for Public Speaking, and I'm dreading it. I'm really worried about how I'm going to get good sources and visual aids for a speech on why guns should be allowed on campus, and my outline is due Tuesday. The speech is Saturday. I also have a low 90 average in THIS class. I'm basically done with Microeconomics, but, like I predicted but hoped wouldn't happen, the teacher uploaded one more test, available this Monday through Thursday. I was ready to take it earlier this week, but it wasn't up yet. One more thing piled on. I have a high 90's average in this class. I have one last English essay due Friday. I'm still not sure I get the whole citing thing for drama. I have a 99 average though, so I'm not worried. I have no idea when our math final is, but it's just one more thing to do.
  • We have a mandatory in-service on Wednesday (same day Psych is due). It's basically a weed-out in-service, and if we're not perfect, we're fired. No joke. We have to swim the lifeguard 500 (ten laps, no stops, no floor-touching), tread water, no hands, for two minutes, go down feet first, go out from the wall and go down hands first, go down hands first, pick up the 10 lb. brick and swim it back to the other end of the pool, and take a written test. I swam the 500 last night and this afternoon, so I know I can do that, but I'm still (irrationally) afraid that I won't have enough energy to finish it. It also takes me absolutely forever, and even though we're not timed, most people in the world are better swimmers than me. About the test, I didn't certify at this Y, so we had a different book. I've never seen this book before. Everyone says it's easy and that the questions are mostly common-sense, but I still don't know what the questions ARE, and we have to get them all right. On top of all that, the boss emailed us and said to bring our certification cards for CPRO, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Oxygen. I'm CPR/First Aid certified (not CPRO), but not oxygen. Our employment status is contingent on all of this.
  • Lack of sleep. Worry about all of this is causing me to be exhausted and not sleep well. I'm also emotional. Of course.
So that's what's going on. What you can pray for:

  • Peace, trust, faith, tranquility, etc. Non-worry. You get it.
  • The ability to study well and know my material. All of it.
  • Confidence.
  • Rest.
  • Time to get all of this done.
  • That all this work stuff will get worked out and that I'll be able to keep my job.
  • Success.
Thanks in advance, y'all. :-) I'm going to bed.


Claire said...

Prayers will most definitely be given. Also, if you could spare a few for us poor NSAers, it would be most greatly appreciated.

Katie Beth said...

Thanks so much. :-) And absolutely! You've got 'em.

Shannon said...

I've been praying and will continue to do so. :-) Love you.

Katie Beth said...

I love you too. :-) Thanks bunches! *hugs*