As we’re entering this new season of our lives, I wanted to write something to you. In particular, I wanted to attempt to make a few promises as we move forward. It’s going to be tough for all of us, but I think together we can make it through.
So, future roommate, here are my promises to you:
1. I promise to be patient
This one is definitely something that will be difficult for me, but I promise I’m going to try my hardest! I promise to be patient when problems arise. I promise to be patient when we’ve both got late nights staying up for finals. Patience is something that will be extremely hard, but I will work to do my best, for you!
2. I promise to be honest
I promise to make honesty my first and foremost duty to you. I want to come out of my freshman year able to tell people you’ve become one of my closest friends. This, I believe, works closely with honesty. I promise to be honest, even when it’s tough.
3. I promise to be kind
Even when I’m frustrated -- I promise to be kind. Maybe this falls under the whole “I promise to be patient” point, too. I promise to be kind to you and around our future friends.
4. I promise to be bold
This one might sound a little odd. I promise to be bold. I want to be able to help us when others can. When situations arise, I promise to be humbly bold in situations. I promise to be bold so that we can make friends, I promise to be bold so that we can be better friends.
5. I promise to be understanding
I want to be the type of person you can come to, late at night, with anything. If we have to stay up late to talk something out, we can do that! I promise to be understanding for you.
6. I promise to be authentic
Though this sounds quite similar to honesty, I promise it’s not. I promise to be authentic. I want to be completely real with you, even when it’s tough. I want to be true to myself and not fake. As I walk in late at night from a long day, I promise to be authentic by combining all of these attributes aforementioned -- patient, honest, kind, bold, and understanding. Authenticity is probably the hardest thing on this list, which is why I made it last. It combines everything together. For you, I promise to be authentic.
I also wanted to thank you ahead of time. Thank you for being these things with me, too. I know this is a big step in our lives for us, but I’m positive we can make it through this journey together!