So I moved to Chicago yesterday to start my first of 4 years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
My roommate is an international student from New Delhi, who I thought was sweet at first but is becoming more and more clearly a drinker/partier/faker and overall not a nice person. She came home at 1am, drunk, last night and then made a huge deal about what a hangover she had this morning. I don’t care if she drinks, but she doesn’t need to bring it here or throw it in my face.
I have chosen not to drink because I’ve seen alcoholism destroy my family. It is truly a demon that I am already predisposed to.
But I know it’s college and I know people are going to party and experiment with drugs and alcohol, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be kind to each other.
I’ve been having a hard time finding people who are more down to earth, everything feels kind of like high school all over again right now.
I’m going to give it time, it’s only been a day, and perhaps this is just an initial “all grown up” stumbling phase for most.
THE BRIGHT SIDE:
I’m meeting an international student from Poland tonight and we’re going to Mass together. I’m really excited to meet her (a CATHOLIC in ART SCHOOL???) and hopefully meet some other people through her. AND we’re going to Mass at St.Peters in the Loop which is an incredibly beautiful church (from the photos I’ve seen). I’m excited!!