Hi, I have to decide on both my college and whether or not to dorm by the end of this month. I’ll most likely go to a college that’s nearby so I can commute. I’d like to live at home to have more space and privacy to myself.
But then again I hear it’s easier to make friends and to meet people if you dorm. Considering that I’m not that good at putting myself out there and making new friends, maybe dorming would help me make new connections. Also apparently going off to college (aka moving away) is supposed to make you more independent.
On other hand, I dread the thought of dorming and college in general, and I feel like I’d be miserable. Maybe if I got a single room it’d be ok but there’s no guarantee. I think that maybe it’s better not to force myself to suddenly jump into such a big change. Just going to a new school and adjusting to college is already a step for me.
I read some of the articles about dorming on IZ already but I’d still like to ask for your advice.
If you commuted or dormed, do you regret it or do you think it was the right choice?
How do you know if you’re going at your own pace or simply letting your fears limit you?
If you dormed, was that what you needed to make new friends, or did it just make you unhappy?
Thank you for your help.
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