As many know the school year is rapidly coming to an end. It's finals week, people are stressed, running on no sleep and six cups of coffee and there's one common thing we are all dreading... saying bye to our roommate. You have lived with this person for a year now.
They know if you talk in your sleep or snore. They have seen you extremely hyper at 1 a.m. and about to break down in tears at any moment. You have shared cuddles and tears, laughs and memories and so much more, but it's time to go and leave your roommate behind.
Some of us only have to leave our roomies for three months but if you're in my shoes one of your roommates may be older and graduating or moving out to begin a new life. It hit me sitting on the couch watching my roomie say bye and walk out the door, realizing I wasn't going to wake up to her making coffee, come home to her napping on the couch, or have someone around who is the first person to grab their keys when I say ice cream sounds good. That's when I realized what was happening, I was breaking up with my roommate.
Now it's not like I'm never going to see her -- after all, she only lives 12 minutes away -- but it still felt a little bit like a breakup. You know those really good break ups where the couple still stays friends and hangs out occasionally? That's what it seemed like. We would still see and hang out with her just not as often.
My other roommate and I kind of just sat around and saw her empty bedroom and the space on the wall where the letter "B" that she painted once hung. Now there's just a space, a blank space of wall. I know I'm being dramatic but this was real. Our roomie was really gone and for two people who haven't gone through a really tough and real break up this was it for us. Thus, the breakup was as real as it got.
We made sure she had all of her things divided everything up and if she left anything behind we put it in a pile. We just had to face the fact that she was gone and now there were only two of us left. Our trio went down to a duo.
But on the bright side of things, we still have her as one of our best friends We didn't actually have to get rid of her or face the fact that we would never see her again. The truth is this happens in college every single year. You move in with roommates you get really close and then nine months later it's time to pack up and move out leaving the hardest part to come and that's saying goodbye.
Maybe you're breaking up for good due to graduation or different living situations or maybe you're just going on a little three month break. Either way, it's still hard and it's no fun saying goodbye and breaking up with your roommate. But hang in there buddy you can do this!