12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 Celty’s Message

Well, here I am to kick off the 12 Days of Christmas with 12 memorable moments this year for me that touched me on one level or another. Until finals finish, they’ll be pretty brief. So here we go with Day 1, where Celty shared a very important inspiring message.I don’t know Celty. I’ve been in college for about three and a half months starting with nothing but optimism, and I’ve been hurt, betrayed and back stabbed, broken and flat out just let down. I’ve had to face the fact that human nature is crueler then I ever thought possible. But there’s a world outside of this too. And maybe, just maybe, being all alone at college isn’t so bad after all.

By the way, if anyone has any stories of, well I have acquaintances, but making it in the first year of college without close friends, it’d be appreciated…

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10 responses to “12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 Celty’s Message

  1. I’m sorry, I don’t have any stories about making it through freshman year without close friends. It must be tough – I was depressed entering college, but having two of my best friends attend with me brought me out of the funk.

    I think the great thing about college, though, it’s it’s a chance to restart on all fronts, including friendships. Have you checked out any organizations? Perhaps you’ll find your niche somewhere. I’ll also plug church, as that helped me tremendously when I transferred schools as a junior.

    Merry (early) Christmas – can’t wait to read all twelve of your posts!

  2. mango5snowy

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had to suffer so much through your freshman year…I know how you feel though, as I went through three different groups of friends in my freshman year.

    The first group just dissipated without any real reason…the second group ended in a fight…the third group split up simply from a misunderstanding…

    In my second year of college, my only friend ended up leaving before the first semester even ended…we’re still in contact now (I’m almost done with my first semester of my third year) but we don’t hang out as much as we used to…

    I commute now, so I don’t worry so much about having friends at school and I’m a rather natural loner so it’s not so bad anymore…I guess I don’t really have any advice…though, I find anime/video games help me cope…and joining a club is good too…

    But, you should definitely keep in mind that quote from Celty…

    My mantra is that you just have to keep going in life, don’t let anything stop you and keep moving forward to see what happens next.

    Good luck. I’m sure you can do it.

    • That’s really rough. I’ve been two currently, and it’s beaten me down as is. Just wow. You have to be tough.

      I wish I could commute, but being 2 1/2 hours away. I might transfer. I don’t know.

      Thank you very much.

  3. Freshman year was actually the only time in my life I had close friends. I figured I’d give it a shot, since everyone hyped it up so much. It was definitely a worthwhile experience, but it got old, and I slowly abandoned them all for more fulfilling pursuits, like watching tons of anime.

    It’s not quite the same, but I managed to go through law school without making a single friend, close or otherwise. On one had, it was easier, because grad students live off campus and have fewer opportunities for social interaction. On the other hand, it was harder, because the class was much smaller, so everyone knows your face, and my school was notorious for having a friendly atmosphere. But I persevered, ignored people as hard as I could, and managed to survive three years without making any friends.

  4. I’m not a college student yet, so I have nothing to share for that.

    But I can agree with that statement from Celty. I think it’s something we all need to hear sometimes.

  5. During my first year, I didn’t know many people, so I didn’t talk. This changed a bit in my spring semester, but gone back to the status quo since I transferred to Rutgers. Afterwards, I started to talk with people in classes, but I don’t actually have any real friends since I commute to college. Of course I still talk to my younger sister who goes to the college across the street. 🙂

    Sure, some of the college courses are tough, but it’s definitely a better experience than high school while there is some rough and harsh behavior from a few people shown in the Rutgers incident.

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