Biggest Thing I Learned in College: Friendship

Welcome back to another edition of "Things I Learned in College". This weeks topic is all about friendship. As I am looking back at my 4 years in school, I begin to wonder about all the friends that have come into my life and those who have left my life. Friendships are a tough and beautiful thing. I have been so fortunate to have the same friends since freshman year and we have stayed close all 4 years. I love them to death and do not know where I would be without them. But in some cases the friends you make may not be the friends you keep all 4 years. I am one of the lucky ones. But I have also been lucky enough to have made a bunch of new friends in the last 4 years. It seems like every year my friend group who I see most often changes. I have made friends and met some of my closest friends in the weirdest of ways, from just seeing them in class, to all the extracurricular activities, to just seeing someone every day in the dining hall. Meeting new people is scary and it was something that threw me off when I came to college but I can tell you that just being yourself is worth it. I have learned the hard way that if you try to be someone you are not it just doesn't work, just be yourself and your true friends will like you for you. Friendships come and go and that is okay, who you are close with the 1st week of school may not be the person you end the year being closest with. Having a wide range of friends that are in your major, do the same sport as you, in your sorority or fraternity, in your club, or just sit with you in class, that wide range is perfect. So if the one thing I could tell you about friendships that should stick  in your brain it should be that friends are your life line at college when your parents are not just 3 min away.