Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Testament Nightmare

Okay, I did NOT do well in LTJ's New Testament class this semester.

But ... I learned a lot.

It's a shame that I'm not considering switching to the other section of NT because my GPA can't handle another semester of LTJ.  It's a shame that even though I'm learning something the testing is too much that I'm going to need to switch out of the class.

I'm very frustrated.  I tried so hard this semester.  I don't know what I could have done differently.  I'm trying desperately to think of things that I could have done differently but I was just completely over-scheduled this semester.  I was doing too much and there were simply not enough hours in the day for me to do everything.

I really need to look at my life and make some changes.  I cannot handle another semester of this - especially because I'm going to be completely engulfed in wedding planning.

What can I do?  What can I give up?  A class at school?  No - I want to graduate on time.  Work?  No - money speaks.  Church?  Absolutely not - I can't even believe I put that down.  Bruce?  Oh great, now I'm considering spending less time with my fiance when I already don't spend enough time with him (and we live together!!)  Friends & Family?  If I have any left - I spent so little time communicating with people last semester that I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to have any friends left.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! ... Why oh why did I decide to come to Candler?  Look at what it's doing to me!!!!!

Okay, in the meantime I'm just going to try to relax.  There is a Blue Christmas service at church tonight and Kari is coming tomorrow and we're going to bake Christmas cookies on Saturday.  Whitney and I having a cookie exchange tomorrow, too!!  This doesn't leave a whole lot of time for work but I think I really just need to chill out right now and not be so concerned with working all the time.  I know money speaks really loudly, but there comes a point where self care needs to speak louder.

For now - I need to shower and get ready for the day.  The youth were putting on a toy drive for MUST and there is some donated money that we need to go spend today so I'm trying to get a group together to do that.

And I'm going to try to not obsessively look for my other grades to be posted.


Well, that's highly unlikely but how about this - I'm going to try to not obsess about it?

That's more like it.

Love, hugs & peace,


  1. I REALLY struggled with LTJ first semester. I thought his tests were nearly impossible. To me, each answer was kind of right in some way...but there was always a "more correct" one. Whatever! 2nd semester was a little better with paper writing...a LITTLE better. It's a tough class. Hang in there! But you're really learn a lot!

  2. Seriously - switch over to Dr. Holladay's class. It's not cake, but easier than LTJ from what I hear. He's a little dry but a nice guy and literally wrote the book about exegesis. Plus, I'm in there :-)


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