Once again, folks, here I am blogging at the wee hours of the morning! Like I’ve stated many times before, it’s that quiet time that I’m allowed just to myself to take a few moments and reflect…..
Tonight’s Topic: There is something about being a Judson Girl that makes my heart…. Happy!
I would like to welcome (not so willingly) to my life, the long awaited stress of senior-hood. Although I am, by hours, considered a junior, my social standings belong with the seniors. I will be returning to Judson again in the fall for the final go-round, but just recently it has begun to dawn upon me that this will be the last...
I barely remember life before Judson. It seems like she’s always been there and been a part of me. When I graduate in 2012, what will life then become? What is going to fill the missing pieces of my heart?
Which brings me to my main idea up for discussion, Judson College makes me happy. Judson houses everything that I, myself, feel is necessary for happiness. I have certain career goals that good ole’ JC is helping me to accomplish. But with each day I become a step closer to those goals. This brings much fear and stress. Fear of failure and unhappiness, and many more emotions are present as we step toward this milestone day. College graduation is not like that of high school. I cannot say that it is more meaningful, but I will say that it’s something of which I will actually be proud.
Part of me wants time to freeze, so I can stay here forever. It’s become a part of my life. I can already see myself on that day. I’ll cry a little. I’ll laugh a little. I’ll be excited about being free for a little. Then, I think in passing, it will hit me. Even though I will always be a Judson Girl, my time here will be done. I’ll pass the cap and gown off to my little sister’s class. It’ll be her turn to make her mark.
Some students just go to college. At Judson we actually live it. It’s more than anything I would have ever expected. My rapidly approaching graduation is affecting me more than I fathomed that it would. Even now just writing this and thinking about it, I shed a tear. There have been times that I’ve hated school with every inch of my being, but where would I be without Judson and her guidance? Sisterhood is something that some don’t understand. These bonds and ties will stick with us forever.
There will always be a Judson, and she’ll always have a senior class. We’ve been shaped and molded into our own creations. It will soon be our time to figure out what we are made of in the real world. The memories I have made will always be a treasure. They will be kept tight in that special place in my heart, a place where only Judson Girls will understand. You have to experience it first-hand or you will just never know.
As a freshman, I took for granted certain aspects about this place. Being a senior makes me appreciate it so much more. I appreciate all that I have been taught, these lessons don’t just happen in the classroom. If I had gone to another school my life would have been so different and I am grateful for where I have ended up. Judson’s impact on my life has been tremendous.
This is goodnight and not goodbye.
Goodnight, Sweet Dreams.
-Samantha Jo =)