- Once upon a time, there lived a college student, her roommate and a number of other young women. The girl was beginning to feel slightly sleep deprived from the everyday college life, extra curricular activities, and last, but not least, the group was trying to put on a play. It would be a magnificent play, the finest in the land, but the journey was long with many hills and bumps. The end, however, was in sight. They just had to get to showtime at the top of the last big hill. Though the path was steep, the young women knew that they would reach the end with the help from their new found sisters and friends.-
Ok, so it wasn’t once upon a time, it is now. I am the college student and the other young women are Judson students in the Junior/Sophomore (Jr/Soph) class; and I am suffering from a lack of sleep. It has been a crazy, crazy week.
The equestrian teams have had full dress days two days this week. These are days where we have to wear our show clothes during our riding class. The purpose of doing this is to get them approved so that we can become familiar with how it feels to ride in them, especially for those of us who have never showed before and have no idea what it is like to ride in tall boots and chaps. Though really not that big of a deal, it seems very stressful.
On top of the regular course load and whatever extra curricular activities they have going, members of the Jr/Soph class put on a "pageant." Pageant is a play theJr/Soph’s put on for their big sister class and, like anything worth doing, it takes a lot of work. We have had practice for 2 hours a night, four times a week for about month and we still have a week left. This may not seem like much, but with everything else everyone has going on and trying to put it all together in a relatively short amount of time, it is a lot. Oh yeah, we have to try to keep the name of the play and what it is about a secret!
Regardless of the hard work and the late nights, I enjoy it. It has brought us together as a class and I have gotten to know people I really didn’t know and people I already knew a lot better. We are what is getting each other through the stress, late nights, and crazy schedules. Finest in the land, maybe not, but the play will be great.
It’s not all hard work though. Tonight a big group of us carpooled up to Tuscaloosa for a game of bowling and just hanging out. One game turned into three for some of us and a much later night then originally expected but it is not often we get to do stuff like this, so we took advantage of it. It has been a crazy, busy, eventful, exciting week and I look forward to the next one because there is never a dull moment here at Judson.
Until next time: GOOD NIGHT!!!