Sooo, here is the article that I submitted, though I have a huge feeling it won't even be published in their site *but hopefully it will*. It's about 10 people that I personally met in my first 2 years in college and I associated each of the characters I used in my article with people that I know personally. So it's kind of a personally article sort of thing. I really hope you guys like it. I know I'm not much of a writer but, hopefully you get the sense of my article and what I am trying to point out. Soooo, without any further ado, I present to you my entry for Thought Catalog...
THE 10 PEOPLE WHO CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR COLLEGE LIFE.
It doesn't matter if you are from a different college or from the other side of the globe. There will be certain points in your life where there will be 10 kinds of people that may either make or break your college life.
1.) The "First Day" Buddy
Also known as "The Seatmate". She will be the one whom you will first talk to during on your first day in college. For quite some time, she will be the person whom you will hang out with until you find the right people in college. Lucky for you if your “first day buddy” will also turn out to be your long time college friend, but sadly, that’s not usually the case. This person will have a huge shoe to fill in, ‘cause she will be the one to give you a first impression or maybe glimpse of how your college life will be. Basically, she will be the first one who will help you get through your first few months in college, but not really the one who will get you through the hardships in your life outside of college. But mind you, she will be one of those people that you will be most grateful for when you graduate from college.
2.) The Goofball
Like in any situation, there will always be that one person who will just knock your socks off with their witty jokes. Just when truckloads of homework come in your way, he is there to the rescue, making you stress-free in an instant. He will be the one that will make your college life one impeccable ride. He can be one of those people who can just brighten up your day in a snap. He is definitely the friend that you should have in college. You might be surprised that you will find yourself falling for him in the course of your college life.
3.) The Over-achiever
The over-achiever is the person whom you'll be asking a lot about the homework or what the professor just discussed. You might even copy her homework or even ask her to do it for you. She is the one who comes to class prepared and still fears that she might fail or not impress the professors. She usually stays up all night doing some advance readings, while everyone's chilling or hanging out with their friends. She aims for success, and sometimes you just envy her at how accomplished she is. But even with an impressive GWA, she is the most humble person that you will ever meet and one of the people that will help you get through college academically-speaking.
4.) The Casanova
Also known as “The Hearthrob”. Oh yeah, he is everywhere. At first he may seem like a sweet and charming guy but all he is, is a major flirt. You will see him walking around the campus, complimenting the ladies and checking them out. Sometimes, you can even catch “the Casanova” in action. You can find him walking around the school with some girl then find him the next day at the club, making out with a different girl. Girls just can't seem to resist him. You might have a slight crush on him for quite some time, but definitely not the first person that you should fall for.
5.) The Best Friend
She will be the one whom you will be crying to when everything is just falling apart in your life. You can just talk to her about anything, from topics about school, crushes, the latest songs and series, just anything and everything under the sun. You just click together and you have each others’ backs. She will always be there for you, 24/7, with arms wide open. She will definitely have a huge part on your college life and possibly in your life after college. You may even find yourself looking for a job together, or maybe be present at each others’ weddings.
6.) The Arch Nemesis
There will always be that one person that just doesn't fail to ruin your day. Just seeing her makes you itch to slap her face and make her cry at your mercy. She just tries to annoy you in every way possible. She's just a bitch, and sadly you have to live with that.
7.) The Aphrodite
This girl is every guys dream. Whenever she walks in the hallway, guys just immediately turn their heads and admire God's marvelous walking creation. She is one of those people that will make your self-esteem go down the drain. You got to admit, she's really pretty. She's got class, sophistication, the perfect body, she has everything that you kinda don't have. You envy her a lot and sometimes your insecurities will get you, but she is one living reminder that not all people get what they have, that there will always be something lacking in them no matter how perfect they are.
8.) The Spoiled Rich Kid
College’s Richie-rich, the one who always gets the latest gadgets. He may even have an iPhone 6 before it even gets out. He just has everything money can buy, but ironically, you will often find him lonely and alone. People only like him because of what he has, but not because of what he is. He's the ultimate attention seeker. You can find him walking around the campus saying "Hi" to every person he sees. But you will often see him sitting in the corner, with his gadgets possibly trying to make people notice him.
9.) The Ghost
Not literally a ghost, okay? He's that classmate of yours that isn't there all the time. You may have seen him in class, once or twice or maybe never, but most of the time, he's not there. You don't even know his name, as a matter of fact, no one does. All you know is that he exists, nothing more.
10.) The Kryptonite
At some point in your life, amongst all the people that you have encountered, there will always be that one person that will stand out from the crowd. He may not be as funny as "the goofball" or as suave as "the Casanova", but at some unexplainable reason, you will just be drawn to him. Finding a person like him is like finding a needle in a haystack, but ones you've found him, everything will just be blissful. But if you are not that sort of person who is looking for a mate, this person will just come along when you least expect it. Sure there will be instances that this person may not be your last, but he will definitely be the one to help you experience all the highs and lows that love has to offer. He will be the one to help you become stronger and possibly be more mature enough to make the right decisions. But if luck’s on your side, this person may be your happily ever after.