First year dorm experience!
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We live in the dorms because we live together the first year, the second year and lived in apartment together now with some other friends. So I know when I first come in college, Miley probably my biggest anxiety was who my roommate was going to be. I was doing random from really far out of state, so I didn't know anyone going into college. I wouldn't get a long We just wouldn't like each other, but thankfully, it worked out really well. Haven't gone, which, honestly, that you lived together is pretty impressive. We did text and talk a little bit before he moved in just cause he had to figure out some logistics. Like, you know, I was going to read the fridge, microwave that kind of stuff. That's when I knew you were gonna be really good friends. I also want to point out that we I mean, it might be obvious, but we did not know each other before college, and that is okay. Like, I remember we filled out a little kind of questionnaire about our general living habits. Like, you know what time Wake up with me, but a bit if you're clean your messy and like, honestly, I know, but not really held true because we had a pretty chaotic life just with waking up earlier, going to that late, So I'm not sure, if that's very accurate but worked out well for us. I know a lot of people really scrambling to find so that they knew to request, but I made a lot of really good friends this way. I'd also say something was really helpful the first year, especially. Now I think was super beneficial because we know people just by watching movies together for just hang out in the hallway together. It was fun just having that like community of people like 40 people always around you, which was really nice, definitely recommend just going to inviting people into your room, being like, Hey, do you want to hang out? Do you want to make tea together? Do you want to make popcorn and eat popcorn together? I have chips and salsa, you know, just something small, especially the 1st 2 weeks when no one really has homework to do when no one really knows what they're doing. Once you understand it like, everyone feels the same way and everyone feels that relief when you go and talk to them like make connections really helps. So another thing was that we just coexisted really well right from the start. That's where you know what it but other than that, we respected each other's space a lot we honestly, like, studied a lot together in the room. That kind of one of the advantages of having your own room, I would say, is that you can a, like, used the space, how you want to, and you can really make it your own. Like we one day came home and just said, We're going to organize the room And he moved every single piece of furniture, Not just the power you have, you know, like you can change your space up. Its That's a nice advantage of living is do it frequently. It really it helps break the monotony of college respecting your roommates space is very important. I found out that's a really good way to set boundaries pretty early on every floor and all of the residential dorms have an R A, which can be really great resource for meeting new people in our buildings. So So some downsides of living in a dorm are just kind of that you're at the mercy of everybody else. The firearms are allowed in the bathrooms and yeah, you're outside for a good 30 minutes like it can just get to you sometimes to live around so many people like you might be fine for, like, a month. Like I don't want to use it and it's like like it's not really your fault, but like it's just something that happens in your environment as a result of like living with other people, you know, along this in topic being influenced the mercy of the people around you. All of the nursing students also have that exam that next morning, and it happened that, like 10 or 15 of us lived on the hall at the same time and not three minutes after them. Using started every single I opened the door and looked out, and every other nursing student had also like they pulled that door open, was looking out what is going on? We have an exam tomorrow. That is kind of one of the disadvantages of living in a dorm room when someone's not thinking they can really disrupt your. At some point, you all just kind of get this really good energy, like at the end of the day to come back classes. It's not like a super stressful week, and it's just a really fun time to have that many other people to hang out with. We definitely ordered food way too often you know, again good memories came out of it. You have to, you know, have fun to be able to get your college He did a lot of studying. There certainly more advantages and disadvantages living in the dorm, and you certainly make a lot of really good memories I recommend, like saving the videos that you take or, like Snapchat, recommend saving them. Hey, too late, very frequently, but that was just just really funny. I would just, like, hang out together and talk, and we would laugh really hard. We figured out the height of our room was the exact height of Bailey on the chair holding a ruler. It's not funny, but like you make the memories, you know, we really just talking about I don't like Software Year was fine in the dorms, but that first year, like we made so many good memories, just living in the door. It's like an experience that you just I don't know what you're gonna get to get there, but it's gonna be really fun. What, to expect your first year of living in the dorms at you or anywhere.