When I came to Eastern, I clung to the first people I met and assumed we were going to be best friends for life. I soon realized that’s not how it worked…. As time went on and the people I first met grew apart I felt like I didn’t know many people. I wasn’t even sure why I was at Eastern. Then I decided to apply for a job and little did I know it would later become the best decision I would ever make while at Eastern.
I applied to be a tour guide through the Office of Admissions. During my interview, my now bosses asked me what my favorite color was and I immediately knew this is where I needed to be. Thankfully, I got the job! Throughout the fall semester my first year, I got to meet some of the most incredible people I had ever met. The office was filled with people who inspired me and pushed me to thrive and excel at Eastern. It was so exciting the first time I was ever asked to get lunch with friends or hang out for sleepovers and late nights at the library.
Finding where you belong in college is both the scariest and the most exciting experience. One day I felt confused as to why I was even here and then out of no where the reasons hit me in the face. I have people surrounding me who make this whole thing worth every single minute of stress.
We too often get wrapped up in the papers, tests, and deadlines and forget to appreciate the amazing people who make this time worth while. The lessons you learn and friends you gain through immersing yourself in college are ones you will get no where else. Don’t let this pass by while sitting around feeling like you don’t know anyone. Go out, meet people, and make a fool of yourself. I know I did and the people I have met have forever altered my life.