Dinner with friends

As my first semester at Geneseo draws to a close, it’s fitting to reflect on my college experience so far. I have made more friends since August, and I owe a lot of that to Madelyn, my best friend, who introduced all of us in our circle of friends. I met Madelyn when my twin sister Ally and I were eating dinner in the dining hall alone because we hadn’t made that many friends yet. Madelyn, being the nice person she is, called us over to sit with her, and we have been inseparable ever since. Despite having the comfort and familiarity of attending college with my twin, we both have shy personalities, and we were grateful that she invited us to sit with her. Alannah, my other best friend, is just as kind and welcoming. I also met her at dinner at Mary Jemison with Madelyn and Ally. She lives around the corner from Madelyn, and plays softball and volleyball with Madelyn. I love that we all have the same energy, and there’s no fear of judgment because Madelyn and Alannah are such genuine people. I have always had a hard time making new friends, due to the fact that I have an identical twin, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Having Ally with me at college makes me feel very much at home. If she wasn’t here, I don’t know what I would do. She is my whole world; my “ride or die.” College has been one of the best experiences of my life because I have a great group of friends and my sister by my side. Over the past 15 weeks, I’ve learned that getting my work done and keeping my grades up are important, but so is having a good social life. In those hard early days of the fall semester, if I went home every weekend, I know it would have been even more difficult to make friends, so I’m glad that Ally and I stayed on campus. You never know where you’ll meet a lifelong friend: in class, at a hockey game, or while eating a meal!

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