Blog of the Peer Advising Leadership Program, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

November 12, 2006 7:05 PM

One is Silver and the Other's Gold

Without friends the world would be a lonely and quite place. Friendship is something that I value and am so thankful for! I have all different kinds of friends; my family, my best friends, my boyfriend, my classmates, and even my pets. Each friend is important to me and special for their own reasons. Whether I need a buddy to laugh with or a shoulder to lean on, I know I can count on my friends.

You can really lean a lot from your friends which is why I think that it is important to have a variety of friends because it helps us grow as individuals. We are lucky to attend such a diverse campus, so I really encourage everyone to make new friends with other Cal students. If you always sit alone in a big lecture hall, start a conversation with the person sitting next to you (not during lecture of course). I always find this a good way to meet new and interesting people.

Having good friends you know you can count on is so re-assuring and important in life. I know I can always depend on my best friend to say exactly what I need to hear, my boyfriend to give me endless support, and my family and pets to love me unconditionally. For all these reasons and so many more I know my life would be dramatically different without these people in it. I know we can all get caught up in our studies, but try not to forget about the big picture, it is just as important to make time for your friends as it is for school work. Plus having good friends who make you happy and enrich your life makes everything else that’s not so fun (i.e. studying for midterms) all worthwhile! :)

P.S. If you’re looking for a great way to make new friends you should check out how to become a PAL. Meeting new people is just one of the many perks being a PAL has!

Jennifer Powers | Permalink | Comment on this article | Comments (0)

Comments (0)

There are currently no comments.

Post a Comment

Your Name:

Your Email Address:


You will NOT be allowed to include links to anything.



The PAL Website

Peer Advisor Profiles

Advising FAQs

The College of Natural Resources

UC Berkeley

Recent Posts

How to stay stress free this spring semester!

Externship deadline extended!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Ah, the Thrill of the RSF

PAL Movie Night!


I just submitted my Apps!!! :D

Make the Best of Winter Break!

The difference between major advisors, college adviors, and faculty advisors

Grad School?

Monthly Archives

January 2012

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

November 2008

October 2008

September 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008

February 2008

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

May 2007

April 2007

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

December 2006

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006

February 2006

December 2005


Subscribe to this blog's feed