April has arrived, and not only is the world blessed knowing that my birthday is approaching, but it's also formal szn here at HWS. Spring was supposed to spring, and it did for a day, for like an hour. Regardless, we're still rallying regardless of the risk of frost bite. Silly bands may have gone out of style but #YOLO lives on!
This spring, I have had the fortune of finding my way into an amazing friend group that I can declare as squad goals. From my fellow juniors, to the seniors suffering from the scaries, and even the sophomores and first years whose names I'm learning, this spring has been such an engaging one. I've not only come back to make new friends, but most importantly I strengthened some. Being able to know that I'm only a text away from finding a friend is a sentiment that I missed for almost 3 years since I got to college. Thanks to all my friends this spring, I feel like Hobart is closer to being called home.
Anyways, let me get back to the juice of this piece. The hype for all things formal season. You already know all the Insta captions from, "Formalaties aside" to "A little formal never killed nobody." While these captions are tired, and we have all see the sorority squad to death, I'm here to say DEAL WITH IT! J.K. C'mon people, step it up!
This is the time when Beef expectations are thrown aside and people transcend their fashion and kidney's limits. From online shopping, to not eating the week before the formal, this is the time to rally and really show up and show out. I'm personally excited to see my Snapchats every Sunday morning, because I know it's something I won't remember. Formals can start to add up, which is why I don't recommend going out all month long. Instead, I would rather go to 1 or 2 where I know all my friends will be. That way, I can get the most bang for my buck. Of course, if you got the coin to show out every week then hey more power to you! April is an exciting and nerve wracking time because this is crunch time for people at the Colleges. Everyone is moving up, earning new responsibilities along the way. The seniors have to start worrying about the real world, the juniors have to start doing adult things like finding housing and internships, the sophomores think they run the show, and I think the first-years are just trying to stay alive.
We all have our crosses to carry, just make sure you have a great friend group to help carry your Swarovski encrusted one.
Author William Samayoa
Marketer by profession and storyteller by passion. L.A. raised, proud Latino, and pop culture enthusiast.