“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

Well folks, it’s my first Saturday here on campus! This week has been absolutely nuts, but I’ve made some really good friends. Today, my friends and I are going to the student organization fair, where we can walk around to different booths and talk to virtually every student organization on campus. Then we are going to Washington Park (or, as the locals call it, Wash Park) and then DU is hosting a hypnotist. It should be a fun day!

I thought that because I am talking about my friends here on campus, I should maybe share a little about them! I have a lot of friends here, but only a few pictures, so I will try to take pictures of everyone as the year progresses!

11986971_10204998493663518_3218502012602849917_nThe girl on the left is my roommate, Ariel. She’s from Colorado, and she’s super awesome! We get along really well. She’s really laid back and always down for anything, and we encourage each other to do fun things and go out of our comfort zone (for example, we are camping overnight on campus in October for tickets to student hockey games….something I would never usually do!). She’s really into owls, and our room is covered in them: owl bath robe hooks, owl paintings, owl blankets, owl candle holders, owl picture holders, owl stuffed animals. She’s also a Christian and we are going to church together tomorrow! She’s a double major in Business and Education, and it’s her dream to one day open a school for orphans, foster children, and other children who often get the short end of the stick. I’m so glad I’m rooming with such a fun person.

The girl on the right is Grace. She is from Louisiana! Grace is super awesome because she always sticks to what she believes in. If we are all planning something that isn’t really her thing, she’ll sit it out. Or, the other way around: if she wants to do something and no one else is really feeling up to it, she’ll just do it on her own. Grace always surprises me with new things about herself! She’s also really into Bernie Sanders, which is totally awesome (so is everyone else on this floor. I mean, we’re living in the Social Justice LLC). Grace is a Christian, as well, which is so great. I’m really glad I have Christian friends here on campus, and that we can support each other in our faiths. Grace is a Journalism major, and she wants to become a social justice journalist, which I think is pretty great.

11986969_991833927504598_7140614276305863183_nThe girl on the right is Steph. She’s from Chicago! Steph is just like Bones from the TV show, in the best way possible. She is double majoring in Spanish and biology under the pre-med track with plans to eventually do work with Doctors Without Borders. She is incredibly caring and inclusive of everyone. She’s also a huge feminist, and she’s doing this thing right now where she doesn’t shave her armpits because she wants to make a statement about femininity. How cool is that?! She also doesn’t shop at Urban Outfitters because of their stance about gay marriage. Basically, Steph is always down for fun and exploring (she’s 100% ready to hike to Machu Picchu with me), and she’s super smart and holds her own.

I have a lot of other friends on campus and on my floor, but I’ll stop at those three. I can’t wait to see how this year plays out and where life takes everyone.

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