There's A 96% Chance Your College Roommate Does These 19 Things That Drive You Completely Bonkers

There's A 96% Chance Your College Roommate Does These 19 Things That Drive You Completely Bonkers

Leaves her bag in the middle of the room for you to trip over.
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Moving to college is scary and it is even scarier if you have to live with a complete stranger for a whole year. This is why I roomed with my best friend. Living with someone you have known almost your whole life is both a blessing and a curse. Even though I love living with her and I’m very grateful I could, she’s still really annoying sometimes. Here are a few annoying things that every college roommate may do.

1. Talks to her fish for 25 minutes while you’re trying to catnap between classes

2. Asks you to get her bag because she left it on her desk and she doesn’t want to get up

3. Try to get your attention by throwing things at you

4. Leaves her bag in the middle of the room for you to trip over

5. Makes a mess with whatever medium she is using for an art project

6. Sleeps in your bed while you’re at work because she doesn’t want to climb up to her bunk

7. Makes you get her food from her desk because she doesn’t want to get off her bunk

8. Puts in her headphones when you thought you were having a conversation

9. Takes off her socks in the middle of the night and allows them to fall into your bed

10. Leaves empty and half-drank Gatorade bottles EVERYWHERE!!

11. Leaves you on “read” when you need information ASAP

12. Basically makes you get whatever she needs that she doesn’t have within reach at the moment

13. Asks what the weather will be like when you both have the same, easily accessible app, on your phones

14. Throws food at you until you remember to play her back at Cup Pong

15. She won’t make solid plans and always uses phrases like, “I’ll let you know” and “around five”

16. Uses all your setting spray because she doesn’t want to buy her own

17. Forgets biscuits and gravy in your car when you take it to get worked on and they make your car smell because it sat in a hot car in the July sun for four days

18. Makes fun of you because you can’t tolerate lactose

19. Uses the word “panties” on purpose because she knows it makes you cringe

Even though roommates sound like a nightmare its better than living by yourself because there is someone there to help you when needed, you won’t feel as alone as you would if you came home to an empty room, you save money on housing by splitting costs, and you have someone to share a pizza with.

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To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

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To the Nursing Major During Finals Week,

I know you're tired, I know you're stressed, and I know you feel like you can't go on. I know that no part of this seems fair, and I know you are by far the biggest critic of yourself. I know that you've thought about giving up. I know that you feel alone. I know that you wonder why in the world you chose one of the hardest college majors, especially on the days it leaves you feeling empty and broken.

But, I also know that you love nursing school. I know your eyes light up when you're with patients, and I know your heart races when you think of graduation. I know that you love the people that you're in school with, like truly, we're-all-in-this-together, family type of love. I know that you look at the older nurses with admiration, just hoping and praying that you will remain that calm and composed one day. I know that every time someone asks what your college major is that you beam with pride as you tell them it's nursing, and I know that your heart skips a beat knowing that you are making a difference.

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that a failed class doesn't mean you aren't meant to do this. I know that a 'C' on a test that you studied so. dang. hard. for does not mean that you are not intelligent. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

I know that nursing school isn't fair. I know you wish it was easier. I know that some days you can't remember why it's worth it. I know you want to go out and have fun. I know that staying up until 1:00 A.M. doing paperwork, only to have to be up and at clinicals before the sun rises is not fair. I know that studying this much only to be failing the class is hard. I know you wish your friends and family understood. I know that this is difficult.

Nursing school isn't glamorous, with the white lab coat and stethoscope. Nursing school is crying, randomly and a lot. Nursing school is exhaustion. Nursing school is drinking so much coffee that you lose track. Nursing school is being so stressed that you can't eat. Nursing school is four cumulative finals jam-packed into one week that is enough to make you go insane.

But, nursing school is worth it. I know that when these assignments are turned in and finals are over, that you will find the motivation to keep going. I know that one good day of making a difference in a patient's life is worth a hundred bad days of nursing school.

Keep hanging in there, nursing majors. It'll all be worth it— this I know, for sure.

So, if you have a nursing major in your life, hug them and tell them that you're proud of them. Nursing school is tough, nursing school is scary, and nursing school is overwhelming; but a simple 'thank-you' from someone we love is all we need to keep going.

Sincerely,

A third-year nursing student who knows

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To The High School Graduating Seniors

I know you're ready, but be ready.

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Seniors,

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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