If You Live In A Dorm, Find Your Own Space

If You Live In A Dorm, Find Your Own Space

How to find privacy when you are living in a community space.

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It can be difficult to live in a dorm room and share basically everything except your bed and your toothbrush. It's important to find your own private space or time to just be alone and either self-reflect or have some peace and quiet. There are many, many ways to get this much needed time while living the dorm life.

You could first find times when either you or your roommate are in class when the other is not. This is usually easier said than done unless you guys just have completely opposite schedules. I know myself and my second freshmen year roommate was this way just because she was always working and I had sorority events so if I was in the room she wasn't and if she was in the room I wasn't.

Another way to find some form of privacy when you live in a dorm is to go to a sturdy building with individual study rooms. You can usually find these all over campus in almost every building, especially the major ones. This way not only are you getting some private time but you can also knock out some of the more important homework.

One other option is to go for a walk or relax outside on-campus, weather permitting of course. I usually hang up my hammock, slip some headphones in and relax in a tree. I can't guarantee though that someone you know won't want to join you so your private time may be short-lived with this option.

On a completely different note, I had a friend whose roommate never left her dorm. In order for her to get any type of alone time, she had to go sit in her car that she brought to college with her. While I'm not suggesting you do what my friend did, it was a valid decision for her at the time.

However, you choose to get in some private time, make sure you get in. Personal time is just as important as time with friends and has some real benefits. Just don't necessarily go sit in your car.

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It's hard to love food but also hate it at the same time.

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Growing up, my mom would usually have to cook me a separate dinner from my siblings. Why? Because I was ridiculously picky and wouldn't eat the same foods as everyone else. Trust me, it gets old. It's not my fault certain things just taste gross, you learn to live with it.

1. You eat something you hate just to see if you still hate it

I'll take a bite of a burger every once in a while just to reaffirm that it still tastes like dirt. I just have to know. Don't even get me started on vegetables.

2. When trying to explain what you actually like to eat, people give you major side eye

Don't ask me about my eating habits unless you want to get into a long, confusing conversation.

3. Eating at someone else’s house when you were younger was a pain

You hate to tell their parents just how much you hate the food that they gave you. So, you sucked it up and ate it anyway only to come home and whine to your parents.

4. There’s one thing on any menu you always fall back on...even if it’s on the kids menu

Pizza, maybe. Chicken tenders, always.

5. Trying a new food is a very proud moment

It's like, wow! Look at me being all adventurous.

6. When you realize you actually like some new food, that’s an even more amazing moment

Crazy times. This rarely happens.

7. Sometimes it’s the texture, sometimes it’s the flavor, all the time it’s left on your plate

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5 Pieces Of Trash You Can Turn Into DIY Gifts

Budget friendly and environmentally friendly gifts!

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I am broke. So, holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays sometimes put me in a bind. An empty bank account leads to a spike in creativity. I also care deeply about the environment. I try my best to do my part. Such as, making coffee at home instead of buying it or using a reusable water bottle.

One of my favorite pass times is making crafts. Craft supplies can be expensive, but using items I that I already have can save a lot of money. Plus, nothing beats a handmade gift. Homemade gifts come from the heart and people appreciate that. These gifts are good ideas for Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day, and anniversaries. So if you want to save money and the environment, like me, then these gifts are a good start.

1. Coffee cans

This is a coffee can that I turned into a gift for my boyfriend. I made it for Valentine's Day. All the supplies I needed was paint, paint brushes, wooden letters, and a hot glue gun. It can be used to hold kitchen utensils, writing utensils, change, and much more.

2. Water Bottles

This water bottle was turned into a fairy house. I choose to put an artificial candle in it. I gave this as a birthday present to some of my friends. The only supplies used for this project was paint, a water bottle, a fake flower, and a hot glue gun.

3. Lids

Assorted popcorn lids, coffee lids, and any other lids can be turned into wall art. This photo is a sign I made out of an assorted popcorn tin's lid. All I used was the lid, paint, glue, and sea shells.

4. Toilet Paper Rolls

Toilet paper rolls can be turned into many different things. This gift in particular was made for my roommate who loves to sing. The supplies used were a toilet paper roll, paint, pipe cleaners, and foam circles.

5. Glass Jars

For this project any glass jars work such as jelly jars, spaghetti jars, and pickle jars. I turned these jars into gifts for my family. They are used as vases.

Trash can be turned into some pretty rad gifts. The gifts in this article are some of the best presents I have ever given. I was able to make them perfectly for my perfect loved ones. These gift ideas are perfect if you are broke, want to save the environment, or want to make a special gift for someone you love.

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