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I left my college on Tuesday, May 13th. My second semester and first year of college officially closed on Saturday, May 17th. Four more years like this and I have my Masters degree.
This is my first time writing one of these posts, ever, without having a second bed in my room occupied by someone who pretty much hates my guts. It's an amazing feeling, guys. But also entirely foreign. I know that it's sad to say that I got used to the constant tension, but I did because adaptability is simply a part of life. It's weird not to have this girl who made parts of my first year a living Hell no longer in my life because, unfortunately, she was such a big part of it for nine months. But I'm damn well happy to be rid of her.
Freedom has never tasted so good!
|Really, MY independence day.|
I suppose the point of this full-circle rambling and plethora of epiphany's serve a single purpose: no matter what, it will get better.
My biggest fear for college was having a crappy roommate. Lo and behold, look what happened.
A lot of people have terrible roommates, a lot of people have amazing roommates, but you WILL meet friends at college that will get you through. Take mine for instance:
Say hello to my best friend, Max.
You'll find a Max of your own, good or bad roommate aside. They'll be there for the good, the bad, and the ugly and if they aren't there every step of the way, you haven't found a proper Max yet. According to my Dad, I'll come out of college with anywhere from three to ten Max's, but I'm very satisfied with my one and I'll find the others slowly with time.
I think that my experience has been a very rare one, but in the end I wouldn't change it. My roommate taught me to tolerate idiotic demands and extremely rude people. She taught me how to manage my self control and not throw something out the window when she passive aggressively tweets about me. She taught me what it was like living with a roommate, including the constant banging of things in the morning when she gets ready
If you get along with your roommate then you have a friend to turn to that'll always accept your bad habits. And if your roommate is your best friend, you'll have a person to cry to and laugh with and never live without. If you don't get along with your roommate, you have a damn interesting conversation topic 24/7.
All situations, though not as ideal, sound amazing to me. You have to learn how to deal with chaos at one point in your life, right? It's better that it's sooner rather than later.
This post is really here to tell you that you shouldn't worry about your roommate. Even best friends will argue occasionally. You have to be open and kind and considerate of what they want and it can happen. Be the bigger person in any and all situations and get through your first year and you'll be set for good for the future. You'll come out with best friends that are fully equipped to handle any and all drama thrown your way alongside you. And while some paths aren't easy, they're all necessary.
Just have confidence and you can really get through anything, even if your smile may occasionally falter.
What are your roommate concerns or have you had any unique roommate experiences if you're already in/out of college? Share them below! Every comment is greatly appreciated. <3