For my first time blogging I plan to focus on dorm life. What I plan to share with my audience are some of my experiences I have had as a person, minority, and a African American female. I noticed that most dorm life topics are about the basic that you may know through common sense such as: moving in, picking out the right bed, etc. I plan to tell the truth with out to much exposure because there are some things that you just have to experience on your own.
I currently attended a pro-dominantly white school and I have had my share or acts of racism. At first I did not recognize them because they were being made by someone I considered as a friend and it never really happened on a daily basis. So this main topic will be the realization of who you can call your true friend. Another topic that corresponds with this is realizing some type of racism when that person committing these acts does not. Instead of getting upset for the person or feeling sorry for them just remember that it's not their fault completely, it's just the way they were brought up and the type of environment they're from, remember everyone is not from the same place you are.
Some other things I would like to share is to be aware of the different personalities you are about to encounter. No matter where you're from you have to remember that you don't know who your actually dealing with, you don't know the background they came from or anything so even if someone seems like a bitch (mostly said for the females) just ignore it as best you can. In most situations when you try to handle things on your own, and you knew of another mature way to take care of it, it usually doesn't end well for you and whoever else is involved.
Don't be afraid to talk to your roommates. The lack of communication can really interrupt the relationship between you and your roommates. Even if it's to tell them you don't like them tell them but make sure you have a legitimate reason as to why you really don't care for them and do it in a nice way.
Now, please don't get the wrong impression every experience I have had in college has not always been bad. It has taught me a lot of responsibility and has really helped with my networking skills, also it has really helped when dealing with a variety of personalities. Now most of my blogs are not going to be based on this topic for the simple fact that, I feel it's now time for something new to be talked about and I'm the one to do so. Well wish me luck here I go enjoy.
8 years ago