Real Talks: Roommates
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Something else I'd just like to bring up is living with a roommate When you live on campus your first year, which you're required. Um, it's more than like that you're going to live with a roommate. I know that that's a very weird, new, unique experience for most of us. Um, you're living with someone you've never met for a semester or a year. If you feel little uncomfortable about that, it's totally normal. It's not something most people are used to. I'm only child, so I definitely had no experience and even sharing a room with someone. Um, and I really did have very growing and a lot of learning experiences living with people in such close quarters. In three and a half years, I've had seven roommates, S o people moving universities, moving buildings, things like that. One thing that I just want to offer you as an incoming student living with someone you don't know is not to assume that they're like you. Um, kind of go in knowing they've lived a different life. They have different ways of doing things, saying things living, um, different habits. Whenever something makes you uncomfortable that they do or say because they don't know you, they don't know what your preferences are. I've known a lot of people that have lived with the situations they didn't care for and didn't say anything on DH. Quite honestly, that's on them. If you're not willing to stand up and say what you need or don't want, um in terms of like, maybe someone comes home later leaves the light on our silly little things. Um that my irritate you got to be able to speak up and say what you needed one on DH. It will go a long way in your relationships.