In college you meet a ton of people. You make new friendships, new relationships, you really find out who you are. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be who I am today without the people I’ve met along the way. When you go to college try not to hangout with just one group of people, hangout with EVERYONE. It is the best part about college. I really feel that there aren’t cliques in college. Everyone is there for a common goal and that is to get their degree. So while you are earning your degree I encourage you to go make friends of all types. It will be one of the best decisions you make. How are you ever going to have new perspective if you are always hanging out with the same kind of people? College is about expanding. Finding you r place in life and figuring out what you want to do with your future. Who knows? Hanging out with people you usually don’t hangout with might dig up a new interest you didn’t even know you had.
The reason I go on this rant is because, my whole life I’ve been an athlete. I’ve only had athlete friends and I only dated athletes. My freshman year of college I still kind of did the same thing. I honestly felt like my life was the same and most of these people had the same goals or wanted to work in the same field as me. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. My second semester of my sophomore year, I decided to change my major. I realized that the major I was entering didn’t have as many athletes and I was in classrooms with multiple strangers. At first I was uncomfortable. I thought I’d never have anything in common with this people and I would just go to class, listen to lecture, leave. I was so wrong.
I now have so many friends that are in my major. It has honestly made going to classes so much better. I love my major and I love the people in it even more. My major and the people in it are the reason I am writing this article right now. I still have friends that are athletes of course but I really enjoy having different types of friends because I love different opinions, perspectives, and VARIETY. Changing my major has taught me to open up and go out of my comfort zone. What I can tell you is, you won’t regret reaching out to different kinds of people. You’ll never know who you’ll come across. You might meet your long lost best friend or even your future husband. Knowing people also helps you network. Who doesn’t like having connections? I think hanging out with different types of people has helped me broaden my mind on things I thought I wanted to do. Talking to people with different backgrounds and views gives me perspective and that is something that will impact me forever. My final thoughts are that college IS the best time of your life but YOU have to make it that way. So go out of your comfort zone, hangout with people you wouldn’t normally, and join clubs you just a little interested in because you never know if you’ll end up finding your new passion.