10 Things You Hate To Admit That You Miss About Your Roommates Over Winer Break

10 Things You Hate To Admit That You Miss About Your Roommates Over Winer Break

You hate to admit it, but you miss them.

They drive you crazy while you are at school but once you are at home for long periods of time you can’t help but miss them. Roommates are the family that you get to choose to live with during arguably one of the most stressful times in your life.

They’ve seen you literally at your worst and love you anyways. As excited as we all are to go home and get a home-cooked meal and sleep in our own beds, leaving our roommates behind really does suck. You even begin to miss some of their annoying qualities, though you will never admit it.

  1. You miss constantly having someone to talk too. Even though sometimes the only way anyone can have a conversation is through complaining, you miss hearing about their day.
  2. You basically live with the unofficial fashion police. Whether it’s for going out or just to go to class, they are your on hand fashion police to tell you if your clothes actually match or if that shirt really does look as bad as you think it does.
  3. Having someone to watch annoying talk shows with in between class. Because we all hate The View, but none of us have the heart to change it.
  4. Being able to walk upstairs if you're bored. One of the biggest things that suck about being home is having to drive to see your friends. At least at school, you can just walk into the next room and snuggle up on someone else's bed and hang out.

  5. The constant yelling conversations. Because someone doesn’t want to get up from the couch, or the awkward yelling back and forth through the bathroom door, there is always a loud pitched conversation going on somewhere.
  6. The lack of privacy. Actually no, no one misses this. But it does make for some funny stories.
  7. You don’t have just your closet to choose from when it comes to getting ready. Basically there are multiple other closets full of shoes, shirts, jeans and jewelry that are waiting at your fingertips. (because you know 9/10 times the owner of the clothing is going to let you borrow it anyways)

  8. Having your own personal hair and makeup artist on hand. Why curl your own hair or do your own smokey eye when someone else can do it for you?
  9. Always having someone there to fix a problem. Whether it’s what you should text back to a guy, how to fix the crisis that is your hair, or fixing someone’s outfit for the tenth time, there is always someone there to help.
  10. You don’t have to do anything by yourself. Need to go to the store? Take a roommate. Want to eat in the dining hall? Take a roommate. Want to go to Dunkin? Take a roommate. Want to go out? Take a roommate. You get the picture.
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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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To The High School Graduating Seniors

I know you're ready, but be ready.



I am not going to say anything about senioritis because I was ready to get out of there and I'm sure you are too; however, in your last months living at home you should take advantage of the luxuries you will not have in a college dorm. The part of college seen in movies is great, the rest of it is incredibly inconvenient. It is better to come to terms with this While you still have plenty of time to prepare and enjoy yourself.

Perhaps one of the most annoying examples is the shower. Enjoy your hot, barefoot showers now because soon enough you will have no water pressure and a drain clogged with other people's hair. Enjoy touching your feet to the floor in the shower and the bathroom because though it seems weird, it's a small thing taken away from you in college when you have to wear shoes everywhere.

Enjoy your last summer with your friends. After this summer, any free time you take is a sacrifice. For example, if you want to go home for the summer after your freshman year and be with your friends, you have to sacrifice an internship. If you sacrifice an internship, you risk falling behind on your resume, and so on. I'm not saying you can't do that, but it is not an easy choice anymore.

Get organized. If you're like me you probably got good grades in high school by relying on your own mind. You think I can remember what I have to do for tomorrow. In college, it is much more difficult to live by memory. There are classes that only meet once or twice a week and meeting and appointments in between that are impossible to mentally keep straight. If you do not yet have an organizational system that works for you, get one.

I do not mean to sound pessimistic about school. College is great and you will meet a lot of people and make a lot of memories that will stick with you for most of your life. I'm just saying be ready.

-A freshman drowning in work

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