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Confession: The Influence of Friends on Your College Experience

It’s week seven of “The Rise of the Professors” for some of us. We’ve made it through quizzes, papers, presentations, projects, and exams.

Now, it’s time for midterms. We’ll be faced with stress. Oh…and…what’s sleep? A distant memory? Okay.

We have to find a way to crack our phlegmatic professors’ exteriors–a way to succeed.

Luckily, there’s a cure to handling college (no, not the small carton of ice cream you have in your freezer).

It’s friends.

In which your author takes quotes from Disney movies to relate the importance of friendship in college.

I had a completely different blog topic in mind for this week. Then, I had lunch with a few of my friends.

It may have only been two hours, but it was what I needed.

We laughed and talked, as though we didn’t just see each other the other day.

This post is dedicated to the four friends who helped me realize how great my college years are. Maybe you’ll realize how great yours is, too.

Without further ado, here are a few ways friends can make or break your college experience.

“Good Friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but…they’re always there.” ~Winnie the Pooh

The college experience has bad days. Tears are common. Fear is common. Both are a powerful presence throughout college. We have to go through these days, but not alone.

Good friends have a way of transforming those bad days into good.

You’ll have different schedules; conflicting ones, even. You may not see your friends every day, but they’re just a block away. They’re here these next four years.

“Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.” ~The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Friends are motivational. They subconsciously motivate you to keep working toward your aspirations.

Let’s be honest: no one wants to be left behind. Having hard-working friends may encourage you to push harder. Seeing one friend work hard may motivate you to continue studying. A little friendly competition is great.

Being hard-working doesn’t mean you all can’t hang out. You can all work together (no matter the different majors), encourage each other, and even take a break to laugh and talk.

“Ohana means…family is never left behind, or forgotten.” ~Lilo & Stitch

Great college friends will become your family.

The friends who do not let you go through the stress and struggle of college by yourself are family. You’re going to cry during your college years. Anger and temporary disappointment will not be foreign emotions. You’re going to need someone there to talk to you when your parents may be busy.

Having great friends in college is like having a family: you’re never really lost; you’re never really alone.

“You’re weird, but I like you.” ~A Bug’s Life

College is an individual’s dynamic years. You can choose to be yourself or someone else. It’s your choice.

A tip? It’s easier being yourself than someone else. You’ll go far.

You haven’t already completely embraced yourself? True friends can help. In life everyone won’t like you. That’s not something you can change. It’s fine, though. Weird, awkward, short, tall, fat, skinny, etc…true friends will like you.

Acceptance of yourself makes everything easier; when you have friends accept you for you, it’s an even better feeling.

“To infinity, and beyond!” ~Toy Story

You’re in college to set out your own career path. You’re ready to make a name for yourself. Whether your focus is on the future, for your family, or just yourself, you don’t have to work for it alone.

Toy Story wouldn’t have been such a great movie if Woody didn’t have buzz. Would Simba from The Lion King have made it to kinghood without the help of Timon, Pumba, and Rafiki?

Your story—your journey—will not be great without the memories you and your friends create. What’s a good film without tears? Conflicts? Laughter?

More importantly, what’s a good story without friends to share these events with?

What’s a college experience without good friends?

I’m just an average college girl with many stories; many words; many confessions. 

These are just some of the confessions of an average college girl to average college girls.

…And there are many more to come.

Good Luck, 




22 | Aspiring Journalist | Avid Blogger | Broadcast Journalism & Political Science Major | Sports Enthusiast |

6 thoughts on “Confession: The Influence of Friends on Your College Experience

  1. I agree with this so much! Now that I’m in my senior I’ve seen my friends completely supporting me as I write my thesis and sharing moments.

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