The closer moving into Towson gets, the more excited I get. Not only to move out and finally live on my own, (I’ve been excited about that for 15 years) but to be part of the community there. And let me tell you why.
Emily, my amazing, wonderful, introverted, stay-at-home, shy, uninvolved-in-activities best friend, has been at TU for the past 2 years. By luck of the draw, or someone random in the housing department, Em got the most outgoing, involved, busy roommate on the Towson campus. Let me tell you, Allie did it all; everything from rugby to student residence government. Looking at pictures on Facebook of the tons of TU activities she attended made me even more excited to transfer.
Who would have thought that a college would have so many activities! Everything from TED lectures and informative seminars to a color run and festivals are available for TU students. It’s basically like summer camp, but for 9 months. (And admittedly, probably a little more expensive.) They even had a petting zoo on campus for a day, for goodness sake! What an amazing way to meet tons of people and get involved with your school.
I seriously can’t wait to be closer to Towson to take part in all the activities. Transitioning from a small high school to community college was completely different, and my life felt empty. Going from seeing my friends all day every day to suddenly not knowing anyone in my classes was heartbreaking. Sure, Carroll has activities, but nothing that was sustainable for friendships. What a better way to make friends at TU than meeting them at a color run and making plans to go to a petting zoo next week. Okay, so maybe the petting zoo thing is a little weird, pick another activity, who cares what it is!
How are those opportunities to be crazy and have a blast not the coolest things?! Maybe this is what private high-school does to people, makes them in-awe of the littlest things. But I have to say, Allie’s extra-curricular activities have to seem awesome to everybody. The girl has so many friends, and her life is a constant whirlwind of fun, learning, and new activities. Isn’t that what college life is about?
I’m so ready for a group of new friends and new activities at Towson, and basically starting over and becoming a new person. Who knows, maybe I’ll run for president of student government. I mean, that will never happen, but it could, and I love that possibility.