To most I’m just Sam, to a few I’m Sammie, and to the crazy people I live with (my wonderful roommates) I’m Slammie. I come from Williamstown, New Jersey but I usually just tell people I live 5 minutes away from Rowan University. There are eight people in my family: my dad, my mom, my older sister (Taylor), her husband (Mike), myself, my younger brother (Bobby), my dog (Fudge), and my cat (Smokey).
My family is very close and very obnoxious. My parents always say that the one thing they love to brag about is how close their kids are. We are all very close, this is true. My brother is my best friend in the entire world. We’ve always been very close and there is nothing that makes me happier in the world than knowing my best friend is my little brother.
My life is defined by change, although I claim that change is the things that scares me the most. I dislike the idea of change but looking at my life and what excites me I realize I’m a pretty diverse person and I guess that’s interesting to some people.
When I came to Rutgers it was a major change. But I was blessed with an incredible group of friends who have helped me form a second family up here. Though we argue and bicker when it comes down to they are my comfort zone and they are the people that will send me pictures of puppies on my saddest days. I’m actually convinced that Kelsey and Kelly (two of my roommates) are my soulmates, we are the weirdest people in the world together and most people find us either really entertaining or extremely obnoxious. Really to sum it up, Rutgers is the best thing that’s happened to me so far in my life!
I’m a pretty passionate person- so if you asked me to write about what makes me really happy and why that shapes who I am I can’t. I get really excited over the little things in life. But other than my friends and family there are a few things that make the top of the list:
I’m a die-heart Patriots fan. And no it is NOT because Tom Brady is hot. When my brother was in kindergarden and I was in second grade we decided we wanted to pick our own favorite teams- we randomly selected. He picked the Broncos and I picked the Patriots. So yes, if at this point you were wondering, it was WWIII in my house during the AFC game this year and I was sad. I take watching the Patriots to a whole new level (my roommates refuse to watch with me) I yell, and scream, and cry, and overall turn into a whole new person. Not only am I a Patriots fan I am a huge fan of the NFL and sometimes it really freaks my guy friends out. I’m pretty cocky about it too and if you get me started on fantasy football I become the biggest shit talker in the world.
I am a runner. I ran cross country and track all throughout high school and I currently run half marathons. Running is a big part of who I am. Running really shapes your mentality. Oprah once said “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” My mental game has changed drastically because of my passion for running and I truly believe that the way I think and how my brain functions lies in the fact that I am a passionate runner.
I am a building manager at the Cook/Douglass Rec Center and I devote a lot of my time towards Rutgers Recreation.
I want to teach and I am so very passionate about Education all over the world. I truly believe that Education is the key to so many doors and without it one is locking themselves out of a life full of happiness.
I guess that pretty much sums up the more serious parts of my life, but here are the fun, quirky facts that make me who I really am.
I have a guinea pig named Harvey and I am actually obsessed with him
I am also obsessed with my dog Fudge and I can’t speak to him in a normal voice.
I won’t eat my food if it’s touching
The best days are days when the windows are open
I strongly dislike the word hate but if I ever say “I hate you” I really, really love you
I can’t sleep without this disgusting, old, dirty, beat up pillow that I’ve had for years
My favorite word is nugget
I want to be Erin Andrews
If I am what I eat I would be a twizzler
I’ll be satisfied with life if I have a wrap around porch, a labrador retriever, and become a marathon mom
I am 20 years old, my brother is 18 and we still get into actual fist fights
I watch an ungodly amount of sitcoms
I am obsessed with Miley Cyrus
I’m a self-critic
I love to fish and I say everyday “I’d rather be fishing”
I also love to camp
I’m still in love with the Jonas Brother and I’m also in love with One Direction
(I just love boy bands)
Lana Del Rey and Of Monster and Men get me through EVERYTHING
I love Napolean Dynamite and can recite almost the entire movie
I don’t like telling people I’m an English major and getting the response “oh, so what’s your favorite book?”
I LOVE pictures and I am definitely that girl that says “Let’s take a picture”
I guess I could keep going but we have all semester to get to know each other 🙂