It'll only be 19 days until I'm finished with the semester. All of my courses have picked up a bit as most professors try to cover all of the information they wanted to fit in before finals week. J Day or Judson homecoming and alumni weekend was this weekend. There have been quite a few Senior traditions going on lately and SGA events. There was a 90s dance last week! In addition to all of the social events, the quail from my third honors project batch are hatching and I'm dancing in a Delta Omicron music/dance Gala this Saturday afternoon. Saturday morning, my father like many other members of the Judson and Marion community is riding in the Old Howard 100 bike ride. He's planning to do the 45 mile route!
I've been trying to cut back my event, traditions involvement, and dancing recently, but even just the academics without the minimum are keeping me pretty busy. There are rules at Judson about major tests being scheduled at least week in advance, but bad luck has given me quite a few projects, tests, and reports in the last couple of weeks that I didn't feel I did as well with as I could and should have. I tried to compensate for the scheduling by staying up late at night and studying or writing, but that isn't such a good idea. There's really nothing to do but the best that you can, try not to get any unnecessary obligations, and know that there'll be time to bring up the grades if things don't go so well.
This coming week should be a lot of fun. I don't have a SINGLE test or report this week! Tuesday there's a Senior tea at the President's home. Thursday I'm presenting my honors project to the Judson College Honors Committee, so that will be out of the way. I need to turn in my thesis paper by the end of finals week. I've been putting off practicing for the Gala performance this Saturday due to tests, papers etc., so I can finally do that! My friend Beverly and I are doing a piece from "Cats". I can't wait to work on costuming and makeup! This afternoon I've started working on reports that will be due week after next. Later this week I should even have time to start studying for finals as well! It's amazing that my last semester is almost over! There are only 19 more days counting finals! I know they'll fly by!