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i feel so lonely!

toryworytorywory Posts: 2Registered User New Member
edited September 2011 in College Life
I've been here at my college for almost 2 weeks and I've made friends and hang out with people but like i feel like they've made their best friends and i'm just the awkward loner. during the day i spend all day in my room and it's lonely. on the weekends i go out with people but i just want to meet a group of friends that i can hang out with. what do i do? is it weird that i feel like this?
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  • floridadad55floridadad55 Posts: 2,262Registered User Senior Member
    Tory:

    College is a marathon, not a sprint.

    My first year at college was horrible, but then it got better.

    If you are lonely, I would go work out at the gym.

    At least you will be accomplishing something, and will likely start seeing the same people there, and you can start talking to them.

    And study in the library, rather than in your dorm room, so there will be people around.

    I would also join a frat. Then you have 40 ready made friends.
  • djamiesondjamieson Posts: 319Registered User Member
    Gym, studying in the library and joining a frat all good advice @floridadad.

    You're two weeks in, it's not the end of the world, not even close. There are thousands of new college kids sharing your sentiment at this time aswell.
  • DJpsu2015DJpsu2015 Posts: 811Registered User Member
    Agreed with the other answers. Going to the gym is a perfect way to kill extra time and stay fit. Plus, it doesn't matter if you go to the gym alone...heck, it doesn't matter at all if you do anything alone in college. Honestly, don't worry so much about it. My first two weeks at my school was depressing because I didn't know anyone, and it seemed like most of them already had best friends, but i'm starting to actually meet the people in my classes more and hanging out with them. It just takes time. Ease into it. Trust me, that way you'll make good friends.
  • drewbelmoredrewbelmore Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    Finding such sources to spend time on will be contributory to change the mood.
  • Goddess1720Goddess1720 Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    All of that is good advice. I feel the same way, I'm a month in and everyone's either cliqued up at my school or they have boyfriends and family who live in the area that they hanggout with. I've met a few good people but it's either they're a commuter and have to devote time to home life or they're a resident but they just have their own agenda. And it's like my gosh, why does this always happen but through that storm, I'm just staying positive and expecting the unexpected, and it's good because I have a commuter friend who I hanggout with most days, so it's not that bad. I honestly wish they had a club or something for lonely people, I really do, it's sad just being by yourself and you'll never know until you experience it, but at least you're staying strong, I read somewhere that this is the reason many people come home early in their first weeks of college.
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