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Mollie Dignan
9/12 discussion
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:39pm
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I chose the quote, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I, I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." by Robert Frost. I chose this quote because I believe that not being a follower is really important to me. When I was in high school I was my own person. I never really had just one group of friends and I didn’t dress like everyone else. Sometimes I would dress nice, other days I would wear jeans and a t-shirt. I think it is important to separate yourself from others and stand out. No one is going to remember you if you look and act the same as everyone around you. I played field hockey and softball so I got to meet and befriend two completely different groups of girls. Staying within one group of friends never worked out for me. There were always little fights between girls and I think that having different groups of people to hang out with is always a good thing. I also chose this quote because I came to North Carolina for college from New Hampshire. I was the only person from my high school to come here, so this was definitely “the road less traveled by”. I think that it was a good thing and a bad thing. It taught me that I am not always going to be in a familiar place and I am not always going to be surrounded by familiar faces. It has been really hard getting to know people and figuring my way around this school but I think I am getting used to it. I’m not sure if East Carolina is the school for me though, but I am really glad that I came here and experienced something completely different than what I am used to. I feel as though I do not fit in here. I am a northern girl and not many people can relate to that. I don’t know what Lily Pulitzer is or I don’t know what monogramming something is. Sometimes I feel like an outcast here, but I have found some really good people here. Coming here made me learn how to live on my own, how to take care of myself, and how to live without my parents being right next to me, it really made me grow up.
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