Friends. Some are forever, some aren't. Pick and choose your friends wisely, you never know who you can actually trust.

There's this old saying that says "College is where you'll make your life long friends." I wouldn't be too sure of that. I think I'd rather stick with my old ones. They already know the majority about me, who I am, and what I'm like. New friends is like starting over again. You have to be careful with what you say, until you find the right people to trust.

The classes were long, the work was hard, and I was extremely shy in my new found territory. I knew no one, and nothing, and it was the last place I wanted to be. The first friend I made was through my English class. If I really think about it, we only became friends because we were the only two in our English class that were in the same program. Also, in psychology class, when the teacher said to get to know the people around you, she happened to be sitting beside me. So, we got to talking, and both of us being new to this whole college thing, we hung out together. We both came from somewhat different backgrounds, and we both had very different personalities. We were pretty much complete opposites personality and look wise. Most people would consider us a clash and a waste of time. But, we were both lost, bored and alone. So we stuck each other out. Eventually, within good time, we realized that we made good friends. For someone I haven't even known a full year yet, we know a heck of a lot about each other. Which is kind of a scary thought, but cool nonetheless. So I had me one friend.

The next good friend I made was from my humanities class. It took a little longer for us to become close. But I'm glad we did. We are so much alike.now that is scary. But cool just the same. Whenever I have a problem, I know no one will understand like she does. Anyway, as I was saying, we were both in the same humanities class. Although, neither one of us liked the class very much. So what we did, is we ask each other if either of us were going to the following class. If I was going, then she could skip, and I would take the notes for the both of us. And sometimes she would stay in class and I would skip. It worked out perfectly. We eventually exchanged e- mail addresses and phone numbers. We're really good friends now. Even though we still haven't really hung out with each other. We did all our talking online and recently the phone as well. I think talking online is easier, it gives you more freedom to be less shy and really show who you are.

There are a few other friends in-between. But not quite as important. Half way through the year, the first friend I mentioned introduced me to one of her close friends. This guy was real fun to know. He was not at all shy, and had his own crazy, but interesting, views on everything. We would talk at all hours of the night, and it was just fun. We drifted apart after a few months. And we rarely talk these days. But I would listen to his views any day of the week. Although, my boyfriend would rather I didn't, he was quite jealous of him.

Having friends to keep you company makes college life a little easier. But then again, be careful of who you make friends with.

Love Marie.