An Open Letter To My First College Roommate
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An Open Letter To My First College Roommate

You taught me so much and no amount of words could ever express how thankful I am for you.

An Open Letter To My First College Roommate

Dear Roomie,

As I write this, I think back to all the times we had last year and how much I miss living with you. I'm really glad I can still call you my best friend and be able to rely on you whenever I need to talk or just want to hang out. I can't count how many inside jokes we have but I do know that because of them, our friendship is unique. You are such an amazing person to talk to and even though I'm a big weirdo and have probably annoyed you quite a few times, you always put up with me and for that, I'm soooo grateful.

I don't know what I would've done without you last year. I like to think that I got really lucky getting you as my very first roommate. You taught me what it meant to really live with someone and the importance of communication that comes along with it. As you know, I'm someone who doesn't really like confrontation and will try to avoid it as much as possible but the fact that you understood that and were okay with it is what makes you the best person ever. You were always willing to give me space until I was ready to talk.

In many ways, you saved me. You picked me up in times of really bad hardships. You were there when I was at my worst and always reassured me that it was okay to ask for help or that I shouldn't feel guilty for feeling down. You didn't judge me for my weird habits and you sort of became the first person I didn't really have any boundaries with. I can't thank you enough for how encouraging and genuinely happy you were for me when something good happened and I want you to know that I am so so proud of you for all the hard work you did last year.

I don't know how I ever lived my life without you in it. You are basically my other half and I love that we share the same sense of humor. I loved the little elements of our friendship like sitting around watching Vine compilations and procrastinating on doing work, or staying in and having a Whataburger night where we would just basically watch as many episodes of Law and Order: SVU as possible. Oh and I can't forgot the random dance parties in our room where we'd blast Paramore or Panic! at the Disco.

Honestly, I'll never know how I came to end up meeting such an amazing person as you and I just wanted to take some time to express my appreciation for you as a best friend and former roommate. You truly understand me and I hope (basically, expect) for us to stay friends for life. I love you so much and I can't wait to hang out soon.

Your friend and roomie, or (froomie),


Dedicated to: Caroline Haywood

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