A support network is probably the most important thing you need in an unfamiliar place like college. I am one of the lucky ones, since I have an amazing group of people on my floor who I can turn to during all of my joys and pains. Whether you find solidarity with the members on your floor, a group of people from a class, your QUEST group, a sports team, or whatever else it is, make sure you treasure this and hold it close.
We as humans are relational beings. We are not meant to go through this world on our own. I know that I personally could not have survived without my friends at college. Sometimes, I feel they know me too well. However, that’s not a bad thing. They can tell when I need a hug, a rant-sesh, or to be left alone. Having people who know you deeply and what you need in a given moment is something so valuable and good.
Solid friend groups, sadly, do not come easily. Developing these friendships take a lot of hard work and time. It takes going through seasons and pains together, as well as building one another up again. I promise you, though, that it’s worth it. Build your network and hold fast to it.