10 Things You Didn't Think You Would Miss About Your Roommates Over Break

10 Things You Didn't Think You Would Miss About Your Roommates Over Break

I live with ya, and can't live without ya.
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I don't know what's tighter, our jeans or our friendship.

Going home for winter break is always exciting because we get to see our family and friends! We've been waiting since last year for Christmas and New Years to come again and we finally get to eat our favorite home cooked meal. As you're unpacking and getting settled back into your room, something feels empty. You realize you're starting to miss your home away from home, your roommates. Almost every moment at college is spent with them, and you start to wonder what your going to do without them for an entire month. Here are all the things I didn't know I would miss so much about my crazy, lovable roommates:

1. Losing your closet.

I just went from having three other closets to one, now what am I supposed to wear when I look like a potato in everything I own?

2. The feeling of being "home alone" feels new again.

Even though you swore you hated them when they were being loud and you were trying to nap, sitting home alone feels strange and way too quiet for your liking.

3. Losing the little devils on your shoulder.

Now who are you gonna have to force you to go out with them when you know you should be studying for your business exam?

4. Laughing at stupid things.

I guess i'm gonna have to laugh at my own jokes for the next three weeks or so.

5. You miss having someone to stay up with you until 2am.

Long subway rides and long nights of "studying" don't feel the same when you're not with your roomies.

6. You have no one to get food with you 24/7.

Who other than your roommates would meal exchange with you to then go to the dining hall to order grubhub right after?

7. Constant support.

When you miss having your roommates around to tell you you didn't bomb that test (even if you did) or make you laugh when you get into a bad fight with your boyfriend.

8. You have no one to tell your awkward moments to.

Now I have no one to laugh with me about all the awkward things that I do.

9. You have someone to dress bummy with you.Because Friday nights can get wild and no one (including your roommates) are going to want to put on real pants. (Bagels n Cream we're on the way.)

10. Having someone to approve your outfit before you go out.

Cause it's only acceptable to ask your roommates if you should wear booties or heels, or if you should wear jeans or leggings.

Shoutout Ash, Alex, and Halle, yall the real MVP's.

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It's Time To Thank Your First Roommate

Not the horror story kind of roommate, but the one that was truly awesome.
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Nostalgic feelings have recently caused me to reflect back on my freshman year of college. No other year of my life has been filled with more ups and downs, and highs and lows, than freshman year. Throughout all of the madness, one factor remained constant: my roommate. It is time to thank her for everything. These are only a few of the many reasons to do so, and this goes for roommates everywhere.

You have been through all the college "firsts" together.

If you think about it, your roommate was there through all of your first college experiences. The first day of orientation, wishing you luck on the first days of classes, the first night out, etc. That is something that can never be changed. You will always look back and think, "I remember my first day of college with ____."

You were even each other's first real college friend.

You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move-in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

Late night talks were never more real.

Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 a.m. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest.

It was difficult being away from home. It hurt watching relationships end and losing touch with your hometown friends. It was stressful trying to get in the swing of college level classes. Despite all of the above, your roommate saw, listened, and strengthened you.

...but you also saw each other during your highest highs.

After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

The "remember that one time, freshman year..." stories never end.

Looking back on freshman year together is one of my favorite times. There are so many stories you have made, which at the time seemed so small, that bring the biggest laughs today. You will always have those stories to share together.

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The unspoken rule that no matter how far apart you grow, you are always there for each other.

It is sad to look back and realize everything that has changed since your freshman year days. You started college with a clean slate, and all you really had was each other. Even though you went separate ways, there is an unspoken rule that you are still always there for each other.

Your old dorm room is now filled with two freshmen trying to make it through their first year. They will never know all the memories that you made in that room, and how it used to be your home. You can only hope that they will have the relationship you had together to reflect on in the years to come.


Cover Image Credit: Katie Ward

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Do You Really Want To Win The Powerball Jackpot? Me Either.

More than $750 million is a life-changing amount of money.

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With the Powerball Jackpot growing higher and higher after each drawing, lottery madness has struck just about everyone.

We've all had those dreams where we win the lottery and get to buy tons of extravagant things. The mansion, the fancy car, the newest iPhone. When you win the lottery all of your worries are gone!

Or are they?

Despite occasionally buying Powerball tickets, I would never actually want to win the jackpot. My life would be over.

Would I ever have to worry about bills? No.

Would I have student loan debt? No.

Would I still be working a crappy part-time job to pay for my tuition? No.

Would I be concerned about the repairs bill when getting my 2006 car inspected? No.

All of my materialistic needs would be met but my life wouldn't be any easier.

I'd have to worry about managing the money correctly. (Your girl isn't trying to go to prison!) I feel that I wouldn't know who I could trust anymore. I honestly wouldn't want to tell anyone for fear of our current relationship changing.

If you have ever watched TLC on a Saturday morning, you've probably seen "Lottery Changed My Life." While some of the stories are positive, most of them are negative. The winner and their family are often stalked, harassed and threatened because they won the lottery.

$750 million is too much money.

If we're being realistic, the maximum amount of money I'd want to win is less than $500,000.

$500,000 gives me enough money to pay for my tuition, a nice vacation and maybe a small downpayment on a house or car.

As for the $750 million plus jackpot, Powerball can keep it. I'll stick to the $1-$10 scratch-off tickets at my local gas station.

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