An Event-filled Weekend

10245518_10152375202317329_5718302954104801838_nThis weekend I had an induction ceremony to Tau Sigma, a practice for Rowan Archery, the Adult Achievement program for archery, and the Rowan College of Communication and Creative Arts showcase. It’s been quite hectic considering these things took up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

tau-sigmaThe Tau Sigma induction was much shorter than I expected. We are the second class of inductees at Rowan University and it is such an honor to have been inducted. The catering was Chinese Food from Sodexo, so I was hesitant. Turns out it was delicious. I had the chicken in peanut sauce and loved every bite. They were fair sized helpings. I had nine. My boyfriend figure I had about four chicken breasts but I think it was closer to two.

When I left the induction ceremony I was still hungry. I am just a few weeks away from finals and everything is very hectic. Kiel bought an order of cheese fries for me and I tore through those. I wanted to get a second helping but I didn’t say anything to him. I’m fairly certain he would have cut me off.

Saturday’s practice was fairly uneventful. It was just me and one other club member plus our coach. The club member who showed up has had a long conduct issue with remaining quite at the line and being respectful to his team mates. He was finally told by the coach that it is unacceptable. I was very happy to see this happen. Not only because I have been asking for the behavior to stop but also because it was handled in a fairly private matter. Hopefully, the behavior will change and practices will go smoothly from now on.

Because of the CCCA showcase, I needed to drop off a prop (the spray bottle I mentioned in my last post) So I drove to Rowan, found out the Bozorth hall gets locked on the weekends, found the only door left open, dropped off the bottle in my teacher’s mailbox, got in my car and drove to the range. I don’t normally go to the range from Rowan. I go to the range from my house. I got lost. Really lost. I ended up being about ten minutes late to my program. I got to shoot, but I didn’t get there early enough to get my new arrows.  I did, however, order my new arrows and they will be ready my Tuesday.

All I wanted today: was not to hit myself in the arm. I am double jointed in my elbows and it is very difficult to keep my elbow out of the way. I hit myself five times over the bruise that was still healing from last week. It is so sore that I cannot extend my arm completely.

I could only stay for one scoring round before I had to shuffle back to Rowan for the showcase.

The showcase was wonderful, but it interrupted my archery time. It was really nice to see all the projects there but I think ours was the best. I say this not only because I worked on it, but also because people kept coming back to it and interacting with it all over again.


By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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