Hello everyone! I am so glad to be back at good old Judson College! I would like to take a moment and welcome everyone to Judson. I am so glad to see all of the returning faces but I am saddened to see so many missing as well. I am very excited to see so many new faces around campus. I look forward to getting to know the transfers and new students at least on a first name basis but hopefully even better than that. I cannot wait to share traditions and all the crazy, random things we do here at Judson with our new little sister class. I hope you all have enjoyed the little taste of our Judson way of life that we have shared with you thus far. Welcome Week is always pretty crazy but I promise that things will calm down a bit in the weeks to come.
Student blogging here at Judson is a new thing this year. We have a great staff and the blogs should be very interesting and informative. I look forward to reading each one. My blog is fairly broad. I get the pleasure of telling (and showing) you how to be a true Judson girl and why it is so great! As part of my blog I am to tell you a little about myself. I define myself as a true Judson girl. I love the way of life here and the close-knit community. I came to Judson all the way from a small town called Urbana, Missouri. Yes I did. I drove eleven and a half hours, more or less, to a school I had only read about. My first trip to Judson was a huge step of faith. My parents and I only knew what I had read on the internet but we packed my stuff and drove all the way to Alabama. I knew the second I saw the school as we drove up that this was truly where I was meant to be in that moment. When I stepped out of my car I was overwhelmed with pride. I was so proud to know that the next four years of my life were to be spent here at Judson. Everyone thought I was crazy for going so far from home and to a new state away from everything I knew and loved. I, as an out-of-state student, did not have the luxury of a campus visit before signing those final, binding papers. The day I moved into Judson was my first day in Alabama.