It is very easy to fall into patterns and routines, especially if you are a creature of habit like myself, and because of this I have been forcing myself to just get out there. Getting out there means trying new things and meeting new people and not caring how it goes as what ever you did was better than sitting in your room.
Here is what I recommend to just get out there:
5. Use your Saint Rose ID card to its full advantage and just jump on a bus to downtown or Lark Street. Since your ID gets you on the bus for free there really is nothing to lose.
4. Eat with some new people in the dining hall. This is not the version of eating with new people you heard during freshmen orientation, this is the idea of tagging along with one of your friends and eating with your friend’s friends. Believe me, it is much less stressful.
3. Try a new restaurant. I get it- we are poor college students that do not have spare change to throw around but a lot of the places around Saint Rose get that too. So just try somewhere you have not been before and enjoy the under $10 meal that I am sure you can find. I recommend Pepper Jack’s– I had it for the first time this weekend.
2. Go somewhere you have heard great things about but never have made the time to actually go there. Since last year I have been hearing great things about The Spectrum 8 Theaters over on Delaware but never have made the time to check it out until this weekend- I saw Silver Linings Playbook and pretty much fell in love with the vintage theater.
1. The easiest but possibly the hardest thing to do on the list- Say hi to people you only kinda sorta know. We all have those people that we only know from that class freshmen year or you met that one time at a party but by just saying hi to people you can slowly start to be able to call people your actual friends instead of kinda sorta acquaintances.
With all this being said, let it be known that it took me a while to get into this mind set of just doing stuff as in all actuality I am painfully shy. As cliched as it sounds- if I can do it, you can do it…. but I do not blame you if the idea of saying hi to kinda sorta people freaks you out.