So if there’s an amazing thing about Saint Rose that I love more than anything else it’s my fellow students. It took me a month or so to find a few people I really clicked with, for a while I was worried I wouldn’t find anyone.
Then I met Maggie, James and eventually Jordan. These three keep me going even when the temptation is high to put off my homework and nap my day away. I guess I just need to be surrounded by creative people and with James being a music major and Maggie and Jordan being art majors they never cease to liven up my day.
As I have gotten to know these three they also broadened my horizons. Each of them has taken me out of my normal routine and shown me pieces of them that if I hadn’t taken time and care in knowing them, I would never had experienced. James insists I go to a lot of the concerts on campus and enjoy the music, and without him constantly humming it I wouldn’t know the middle of Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain“. He expands my taste in music, even though sometimes my musical taste buds need a little convincing. Jordan takes me to the far off lands they call Brubacher Hall and even Massachusetts to see her friends and family. I get to see the majority of the freshman class outside of my Golub bubble and eat a home cooked meal. She surrounds me with fresh faces and memories.
Now Maggie, my other artist friend, has begun to use me as a canvas by giving me Henna tattoos. Not only do I get to look at beautiful art but I also got to learn about other cultures!
My friends keep me rounded and learning outside of the classroom, comment with things your friends have opened your eyes to!