5 Things I Don't Miss About My Dorm
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5 Things I Don't Miss About My Dorm

My Freshman year dorm experience was not like most.

5 Things I Don't Miss About My Dorm
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My Freshman year dorm experience was not like most. My roommate and I moved into Mary Markley and were really excited. Little did we know we would find 12 cockroaches in our room. Now, I am in an apartment and can proudly say there are a few things I do not miss about a dorm.

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1. Communal Showers

I don’t know if anyone showering has seen the Mary Markley bathrooms, but my mom compared them to Orange is the New Black bathrooms (aka jail). I definitely do not miss showering in a dirty environment anymore.

2. RA’s

Although my RA was very nice, I can't say I appreciate getting a knock on my door while my friends are over and getting a housing violation. I know you have all been there.

3. Small rooms

This is arguably one of my favorite changes. In my dorm, all my clothes were in boxes where I couldn’t find things. I probably did bring a lot more clothes than I should have, but living in 11x12 space was definitely not ideal.

4. Wearing flip flops in the shower

I think this is bizarre, but I really did not like to wear flip flops in the shower. I really don’t know why, but it bothered me. So, now I really enjoy not having to wear flip flops.

5. Cockroaches

I lied, this is my favorite change. Living in Markley, I was in a constant state of fear that there would be a cockroach in my stuff. And there was. Not once, not twice, but twelve times. We saw adult cockroaches, baby cockroaches, and dead cockroaches. I can now say I don’t have anxiety when picking up something off the floor.

Although I do think a freshman dorm experience is something every college student should have, I definitely do not miss these things about it.

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