I know some people may think that it's a blessing to have your finals on the last possible days of the school semester, but trust me, it's not that great. The timing of your finals can always serve as a double-edged sword. For me, my finals are near the very end of the semester and while that's good in the sense that it allows me to spend more time studying for my test. at the same time, it also means that my roommates and neighbors will all be leaving earlier than me.
It feels quite strange actually. I thought I would appreciate and enjoy my alone time, but in actuality, it seems that I actually miss the bumble of voices and people talking. Being in the room alone where one side is cluttered with my belongings and the other side is just completely stripped naked feels so weird and unnatural. When I wake up, the room is eerily quiet and I can't hear the funny sounds of my roommates snoring or mumbling in their sleep. I can't hear the fan that would run throughout the night to keep my roommate asleep. I can't hear the sound of my roommate muttering to herself at 3 a.m. as she tries to cram in information before her final. The silence from the lack of people can feel very lonely and even overwhelming. Maybe that's why I choose not to stay in my room all the time.
In the beginning, I would've cherished and lavished in all this alone time but perhaps that was because, at the time, my roommates and I were almost strangers with each other. Now that we all know each other at a personal level, it can feel difficult being apart from them suddenly. College seems to be coming to a short close way too quickly. But in the end, I will still be grateful for the good memories my roommates and friends have given to me. They were all enjoyable or educational in some sense and helped me grow more as a person as I began my journey here in college.