I am an introvert through and through. A few weeks ago I moved to a city I had never been to before, became roommates with two girls I had never met, started a new job, and I have done all of this in the middle of a pandemic. Since I have been here, I have walked like 100 miles, had about 1,000 Zoom meetings, and met 21 new people. As an introvert, it was an extremely overwhelming situation. However, I would not trade it for the world! Even though I have only been here for two weeks, I have made great friends, learned so much, and am already making plans to move here! If I could give any advice to my fellow introverts, it would include the following:
- Take meeting new people one day at a time! Start with your roommates and go from there.
- Bring any game you could possibly think of! This is a great way to break the ice and takes the pressure off of you. Our cohort has game nights almost every night.
- Playing sports is always a fun and easy way to get to know a larger group of people.
- Don’t worry about! At the end of the day, everyone is in the same boat as you. Just be yourself!
I was surprised at how quickly I was able to make friends. We have already explored D.C., visited a national park, and have had multiple game nights/sports outings. I am so excited for the opportunity to get to know everyone better over the rest of the semester!
National Farmers Union
Washington, D.C. | fall 2020