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Finding Fantastic Friends

Usually, I’m the type of person who is very good at fitting in. I have an outgoing personality, and I’ll talk to anyone who starts talking to me. So I thought, hey, college will be a snap. I was wrong. It’s not that people aren’t friendly here, because believe me, they definitely are! I just had more of a problem finding a group of friends that I really fit in with. Sure, I found lots of people who I liked, and hung out with from time to time. But for a few weeks, I felt like I just kept drifting from group to group, never really finding a place I felt completely comfortable in.

I was getting nervous, and I felt like I didn’t know how to make friends anymore. Sounds like a weird thing to say, but I was questioning myself. Then one day, I was in acting class. There was another freshman girl named Katie in my class, and I knew we were friends on Facebook, but we’d never actually talked. I don’t remember exactly what ensued, but I do know eventually I either asked if I could hang out with her and her friends sometime, or if I could sit by them at an event. Eventually, I started hanging out with them more and more, and now we do at least something together everyday. I now have a group I feel completely comfortable in! It honestly feels so great, to know you have some good friends in a new place like this. I now have a group of 5 awesome girls who are all so different (plus me), but everyone works so well together. I love spending time with them, and never feel like I want to be somewhere else. After some searching this year, I feel like I really fit in.

So, I’ve definitely learned that if you don’t completely feel like you’re fitting in with a certain group, or you just want to meet more people, go for it! Who knows, your new best friends could just be waiting out there. (:

3 Responses to “Finding Fantastic Friends”

  1. AWW 🙂 You are the bestest person Jennifer!! 🙂

  2. I am so proud of you taking that leap of faith and venturing out on your own. You are doing a fantastic job!

  3. Loved reading this, Jennifer. You are a great blogger and a fantastic writer!

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