Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Making Friends

Yesterday I found out who my roommate is going to be in the fall.  I still haven't contacted her.  It just makes me so nervous.  If I don't hear from her in the next couple of days, I'll send her an email, but I'm really hoping that she'll email me first.  It just makes me so nervous to think about emailing her.  We'll have to live together for a year, and I'm so awkward when I meet people for the first time.  I can only hope that things will go well.

It's going to be a bit hard for me to start from scratch making friends in college.  It took me a long time to make the select few close friends I had in high school.  I can only hope I'm better at making friends before my senior year in college.  I know I need to have courage and actually introduce myself to people.  In my head it seems so simple, but when I actually attempt to do it, I'm instantly filled with panic.  I'll try my best though, and hopefully everything goes well.


  1. Aw, I know what you're talking about.
    As someone who's job it is to help freshman integrate into college and being a college student myself, here's what I've seen:
    No one knows each other when you first move to college. In high school, people have friends from middle school or sports, which means to make new friends it can be difficult. But when everyone is trying to make friends, it's a lot easier. As long as you get out there and try to find friends, you should be fine. Especially since you already have a feel for the kind of people you want to hang around.
    Also, college is much less clique-y. People are friends with all kinds of people, it's great.
    Roommate thing is trickier. I've been really lucky with roommates I didn't know beforehand, but I've seen horror stories as well. But even if you don't get along with your roommate, you can avoid them pretty well with classes, the library to study, making friends with other people in your hall.
    Good luck!

    1. Thanks for the advice. It's really helpful! I've been talking to my roommate a lot today. We don't have much in common, but she's really nice. I have a feeling we'll get along even if we don't end up being great friends. I'm also planning on joining some clubs to help me meet people and stuff.