Originally published on April 11, 2017 on my old blog site.
I am a journalist, it’s true. But outside of that, I am the typical busy college student that has no time for anything. Or something like that.
Many of my friends complain about being swamped in homework and they refuse to commit to any plans. I am guilty of this as well. Usually how it goes for me, I get so busy that I deny any and all plans even if I have nothing to do that day. It’s just my current state of mind makes me not want anymore on my plate.
In all honesty, I would rather get an ‘okay’ grade on an assignment to experience a great time with my friends. Or, I would rather stay up until 3 a.m. doing that assignment so that I can have that time with them. Life is too short for those kinds of things. It’s a push, but you can always bring your grades up so long as you’re in school. Your friends, believe it or not, won’t be around forever. I stole these ideas from a friend, but I agreed with it so much I wanted to elaborate on it.
Being in a fraternity makes it easier to reach out to friends and make plans. Really, any organization helps. But if you are having trouble finding those people to rely on and even having trouble finding yourself, there’s a place out there for you. Whether it’s just a group of guys or girls, a fraternity/sorority, or even a ultimate frisbee team – you can find that place.
But all in all, it’s our fault. We can only blame ourselves for the reason we “can’t hang out”. With a social life comes proactiveness. Someone has to make it happen, and I think more people would have a better social life if they just made the decision to invite the guys to wing night, or have a girls night at their place.
So stop reading this, and send your best friend a text. Go get a beer (or an apple juice).