Forpy: Waiting…

Pits

  • Job.  Job, job, job.  So many things wrong!  Actually, it’s not that bad, but I’m not getting many hours, and the times I’m there I always seem to make mistakes.  Oh well, I’ll be a pro by the time I leave.
  • My AP Econ test is three days away and I really don’t feel ready.
  • Band is over.  *sob*

Peaks

  • Prom is this Saturday…
  • My state speech competition is this Saturday…
  • A friend’s graduation party is Thursday…
  • I graduate in a couple weeks!  Lots to look forward to.

Prayers

  • Tests and speeches.

Praises

  • I move in to my dorm in 99 days!  (Or 98,or something like that…)

Forpy: Semblance of Busy

I am a busy bee with an illusion of nothing to do.  I am a slacker with a semblance of busy.  I’ve been reading the Traveling Pants series over again, and the way Ann Brashares writes gets into my brain.  The woman is a genius at writing.

Pits

  • I make way too many dumb mistakes at my job, and I may or may not have overheard my manager talking with a shift leader about a new employee who asks dumb questions.  I have no idea if they were talking about me.  Sigh…
  • Also, I’m having a lot of scheduling issues at work, like the one where prom and a speech competition and a probably-mandatory work shift all coincide.  Why can’t life be simple?
  • I really have a lot of stuff to do, but summer break mode is stealing over me.  Can I just read and watch movies and go out with my friends?

Peaks

  • Other than the dumb thing, my job is going fairly well.  I now know what it is like to be a mascot, and it is freeing.  (I danced around Market Square to the beat of the drums.  Alone.  I would never do that without a disguise.)
  • Ummm…

Really, nothing too exciting is happening in my life right now.  But I’ll go ahead and make the other lists…

Prayers

  • Remember how I mentioned I was a slacker?  Well, that goes for my God-life, too.

Praises

  • I actually have a lot of fun stuff to look forward to this month (or technically next month…), not least is graduation.  Finally!

Not very meaty lists, but the best I can do under the circumstances.

Forpy: Smooth Road

Pits

  • Whoa. . .high school is almost over.  I’m not bummed about finishing, because believe me, I’m ready to get out.  But this is one chapter of my life that can never be lived again.
  • Certain people were really getting on my nerves this week, and then I complain, and then I know I shouldn’t and then I feel guilty for complaining.

Peaks

  • I finished my second-to-last subject last Thursday.  :D
  • My new job has been going great!  I’m learning quickly and it’s a lot of fun so far.  
  • Finally received my book from Waterbrook Multnomah — look for the review in a few weeks!
  • Got to spend some time with a friend who I haven’t really talked to in ages.  ♥
  • I will have some time this summer to work on one of my goals — getting published before I graduate college.  Time to sift through all my old, forgotten, unfinished stories.

Prayers

  • Of course, prayers go up for all the people in Boston and in Texas.  
  • The boy in my Sunday school class whose father died after a long illness.
  • I hope my economics studying pays off in May.

Praises

  • God found me a job I will enjoy.
  • Have I mentioned high school is almost over?

Life’s pretty good (see title).  Of course, as I write these, I think of all these things I wish I had done better this week, like studying more (ahem) and exercising and eating better.  But that’s what this post is for, right?  I look back and see what I can do better.  

Self Challenge:  This week, I will study more than I will slack off.  I will practice my flute, because I CAN overcome this tone issue that my braces have caused.  I will exercise to keep myself healthy and I will try to cut down on the junk food.

Introducing Forpy

Forpy n. the new weekly post on Mission:Incomplete (origin: the four p’s: peaks, pits, praises, prayers)

Pinterest is very inspirational to me.  Seriously.  I don’t just sit there and pin cool ideas and activities that I never accomplish.  Okay, I do sometimes, but on more than one occasion Pinterest has given me a really great idea.

the inspiration
the inspiration

I have been looking for something I can post here weekly, and this pin (to the left) came to my mind.  It’s pretty self-explanatory — in this journal you’re supposed to record your highs and lows.  Simple, right?  That’s exactly what I’ll do here every Saturday — I’ll think back over my week and record the good and the bad.  Looking at it this way will help me look on the bright side, and hopefully it will inspire others to do the same.  However, I am changing the order of the four p’s — I like to end on the high side rather than the low.

Pits

  • I was out of town on Saturday and my computer wouldn’t pick up the wifi, so the first Forpy post is late.
  • I heard back from Target saying I didn’t get the job I applied for.
  • Due to braces, I couldn’t eat all the delish leftovers that are in the fridge right now.  Do you know how seldom we have yummy leftovers?
  • Speaking of braces, they ache and look dumb.
  • I am a slacker – I didn’t do as much schoolwork as I should have this week.
  • My piano lesson was canceled.

Peaks

  • I discovered some awesome smoothie recipes!
  • I am beginning to enjoy economics again – we’ve been doing AP questions in class and I’m getting the hang of them.
  • My sister and I ran for 30 minutes straight this week, and the 5K is in two weeks.  We are so ready!
  • My flute teacher called saying she referred me to someone who needed an affordable teacher for their beginner flute student.  I may be getting called soon!
  • The unofficial end of high school is in sight – out of my three subjects this semester, two are one chapter away from being finished.
  • I got a Chick-Fil-A application.  Maybe it will go somewhere.
  • I discovered Blogging for Books!
  • Next week is spring break!

Prayers

  • I need a summer job.
  • A friend was in and out of the hospital this week and has been feeling bad because of the prescription.
  • Strength and perseverance to Saeed, an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith, and to Naghmeh, his wife, who is doing everything she can to get his story heard.

Praises

  • The weather was really pretty this week!  (Until it got cold again…but before that it was gorgeous.)
  • Braces, though unfun, are definitely a very good thing.
  • My future is bright and I’m enjoying school again after an all-semester slump.
  • My peaks list is way longer than my pits list.
  • God is always faithful!
  • A friend got over the flu.