School can leave students too busy for love, lonely at times

With the seventh week of school beginning Monday, many Florida A&M University students are well into the semester, completing paper and getting the results of their first test or two back. This is the time where you can see if you can handle your classes or will opt to withdraw.

Even through all that, the beginning of the school year seems to always be the most exciting semester. But with the weather beginning to get cooler, and the relationship season soon approaching, my thoughts go back to a comment that Chris Rock said on one of his comedy routines, “You can either be married and bored or single and lonely.”

Now I know many FAMU students are not married but they may be in relationships that may either be in full swing or just beginning. To them I say, congratulations, and I hope it all works out.

But for everyone else out there I couldn’t help but wonder, “If you are not in a relationship, are you really single and lonely?”I have to admit that I had a great week.

After receiving my first two tests, lesson plan, group activity grade and paper back from three classes, I was surprised when I got one of the highest grades in the class.

I wanted to jump up and down and call everyone close to me to report about the good news. After calling my family, which includes my friends, I was struck with the reality that I have no boyfriend to share my good news with.

I noticed that I don’t have a special person of the opposite sex that I care about, that I can call mine or that I talk to every day.There were two different guys that I could have seen myself with since I came to FAMU.

Yeah, there are guys that I hang out with, but they are all my friends.

I have noticed there is a plethora of people in that same boat, even if they don’t want to admit it.

It is nice to have that one special person to share your thoughts and dreams with besides your friends because let’s face it: there are some things your significant other can do that your boys or girls just can’t accomplish.

It is noted that some health officials believe that loneliness can lead to anxiety, depression and the “feeling of being ugly.” And according to, relationships are connections of two or more people that are an important factor in most people’s lives.

Based on the Web site, a good relationship with your significant other can positively impact your life in a way that family and friendship relationships can’t.

For some students a relationship may not be for them at this time, so it is important to occupy their time to fill that relationship void.

Although I choose to be by myself right now because I know I can’t give a boyfriend the time that he would deserve, I can’t help but to admit that at times it would be nice to have someone to call my own.

Katrelle Simmons is a junior English education student from Orlando. She can be reached at