Recently, this RISD alumni told me she had so much work in college that she never made a single friend. Her story scared me. I haven't made any friends yet. I have my friends from high school... we still hang out sometimes, but none of them live near me now.
I talk to people in my classes, and eat lunch with them sometimes. Most of the time, I eat lunch by myself. The people in my class are friendly to me, but they don't invite me on their trips to the mall. I don't have a roommate. Maybe I will get one next year, I guess there's just as good a chance of us getting along as there is of us hating each other.
The people in my hall are not that friendly. Once I tried to watch tv and they shut the door in my face, but let the cooler kids in to watch tv. I tried going to a different tv, but everyone in the entire school was watching project runway. Everyone on my floor talks to each other, but they never talk to me. Maybe it's because I yell at my parents on the phone, or because I ask people to turn off their stereo at 1 AM.
I sort of have a friend on the basketball team, but I rarely have time to play basketball any more.
What should I do? I assumed it would be easier to make friends in college, that's what everyone says. But it's way more difficult.
Many things I have heard about college do not apply to art school.