Rooming with a h.s. friend comes with its challenges

Living with someone isn’t always easy, but fortunately there are ways to make it as painless as possible.

Coming to college as a freshman is one of the most nerve-wracking things that happen in a lifetime, and I believe having a roommate you feel comfortable with is the first step to making the transition to college a good one.

I decided to room with one of my best friends from high school with the idea that it would just be a sleepover every night. What sounds bad about that?

It was harder than I thought it would be. The first month or so went smooth; we had a great time experiencing college, helping each other with homework and just overall having fun on our own.

However, I do believe everything is good in moderation, and this was one of those times.

I started to get annoyed by the littlest things.

He loved to listen to music while doing homework and this is one of my biggest pet peeves, so I had to leave our room because he needed music to do his homework.

This became so frustrating because I enjoyed doing my homework in the comfort of my own room, but I couldn’t because I just would not be able to focus.

I did eventually confront him because I became so annoyed. After arguing, the problem was solved, and from there on out, I knew to just be upfront about problems.

Though sometimes it can be frustrating, rooming with one of my friends definitely proved to be worth it.

I like the idea of rooming with someone random for the purpose of being able to meet new people and being able to find your group in college. I also like the idea of coming to college with someone you know and trust.

Overall, when it comes to roommates I believe it really depends on the type of person you are.

If you are someone who is outgoing and will stand up for yourself, then I recommend going for it and rooming with someone you do not know.

But if you are the opposite, room with someone you are already comfortable with … if you have that option. Good luck!

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