Last week was a whirlwind of activities. Pageant is filled with making memories and traditions. The Junior-soph class did a wonderful job with their musical “Into the Woods.” I was so proud of my little sisters. Audra was so funny as the wolf. Brittany was a great horse; I couldn’t help but laugh as she galloped onto the stage. Ashley did a fantastic job as Mystery man, all of her lines rhymed. Pageant is such a huge event on campus. My mom even made the three and a half hour drive from my home to see the play.
After pageant festivities, it was time to prepare for mid terms. I love being an English major - most of my exams are papers. Yes, I just said that I like to write papers. It may be strange, but I love the fact that in an essay there is no absolute right or wrong answer. There is always the opportunity to defend your thoughts in an essay. My roommate is a Biology/Math major. She studies all of the time. I have gone to bed so many times with the light shining brightly because she has a test the next day. I have truly learned the significance of hard work since I began at Judson. My two years in Community College were not as difficult as my time at Judson. But college is about education, right? I mean it is fun, but I am here to learn.
I was training for my 10k run until last week. One day, I was running and I decided to go further than normal. Toward the end of the run, my foot began to hurt. I finished the run but my arch hurts now. I took a break from training and I am going to the doctor on Monday. I’ll let you know how that goes. I need to get back to training soon. I was actually beginning to look forward to my runs. Before I began this training, I loathed running.
I am not looking forward to my drive home this weekend but I am excited to see my family. One of these days, I am going to stay on campus for a normal weekend. There isn’t much to do in Marion, but we create our own fun. I heard that a few weekends ago my roommate and her big sister learned the “Thriller Dance.” They spent a few hours in the student union, in the middle of Saturday night. Small towns are only dull if you allow them to be.
I think hockey practice starts soon. Hockey Day is Nov 7th. That’s a month away. I can’t wait. I LOVE HOCKEY!
For the love of Mother Judson, Anne Kirtley, and Sandra Fowler.