1.) New Experience
2.) Open Up
3.) They Know You A Little More Than Others
4.) They Push You
When it comes to having an adventure buddy, as I stated before, they know you. Maybe even a little more than you know yourself. This means that they also know what you are capable of. Again, that is not a bad thing. Having someone who knows what you are capable of achieving is rewarding because that means that the said person will push you. Whether it be hiking Humphrey’s Peak, running for five miles without a break, or jumping from a cliff into the freezing water below, for the first time. They can push you in academics too, like encouraging you to finish an assignment when you feel like you’re incapable of completing it or chasing your dreams and what you’re passionate about, even if that means changing your major. I can’t tell you how many times Gabby has pushed me, and I am honestly grateful that she did.
5.) Always There For You
The last reason why having an adventure buddy in college is essential is because they are always there for you. This may be obvious. However, it doesn’t change the fact that it is true. When you travel with someone and go on a spontaneous or pre-planned trip with someone, you’re bound to get to know them and they’re bound to get to know you. That’s what opens the door to the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Before you know it, you’ll understand each other’s behavior so well that you’ll call each other out on it. Again, that’s not necessarily a bad thing because that means the other person will come to realize that someone knows them. Doesn’t everyone aspire to be known by someone else? Having someone like that around also means that they will always be there for you.