6 Ways To Get "Me" Time When Living With A Roommate

6 Ways To Get 'Me Time' While Living With Roommates

For most of us at college, this is our first time having to share a 15x10 room with another person 24/7.


My roommate is so awesome and I couldn't ask for a better one. But all of us need some space in college and sometimes it feels like you can't get it between living in the dorms and going to class in a full lecture hall. Here are some easy ways to clear your mind and refresh before you lose your head and argue about something as little as a yogurt out of place in the mini fridge.

1. Call up your friends

Get a group of your friends together to go get food, put on some face-masks, watch some Netflix, or all three. You'll get quality time with your friends and a break from your roommate.

2. Join some clubs

Get involved on campus! This will not only help you meet like-minded people, but it will also give you time away from your small room while giving your roommate space as well.

3. Go to the library

Obviously homework isn't the first thing you think of to 'refresh.' But, you've got to do it anyways. Plus, it can sometimes be problematic to study in your room if you need absolute silence to study, but your roommate is watching Friends. So, head to that study room, coffeeshop, or library and get some work done while getting some time to yourself!

4. Do some laundry

Again, not the most fun thing to do. But make the most of it! Grab a yummy snack, bring down your laptop, put on your favorite show and get some chores done while you kickback. Multitasking is key!

5. Go to the gym

Hop on a treadmill and get those endorphins going! It will not only make you feel better and look fit for when you have to see family and old friends over break, but will also help you relieve stress and get that 'you' time!

6. Talk to your roommate

If you and your roommate are starting to get on each other's nerves by the end of this semester, start next year fresh by communicating what things bug you and need to change. Maybe even arrange times or ways you can coexist better and respect each other's habits and space. Communicating with the person you share a space with is so important, especially because you may be getting on their nerves too!

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I Don't Care How Hard Your Major Is, There Is No Excuse Not To Have A Job While In College

If the name on your credit card does not match the name on your birth certificate, then you really need to re-evaluate your priorities.


We seem to live in a generation where everyone wants to go to college.

It is nice to see that people want to invest in their education, but at what expense? It's easy to commit to a school, and it is even easier to get yourself and your parents into thousands of dollars of debt because you're "living your best life."

To me, it's pathetic if you're over the age of eighteen and you don't have some sort of income or responsibilities outside of homework and attendance. The old excuse, "I want to focus on school," is no longer valid. You can get all A's while having a job, and that has nothing to do with intelligence, but rather your will to succeed. "I don't have time for a job/internship," translates to, "I'm really lazy,".

You don't need to overextend yourself and work forty hours a week, but you should at least work summers or weekends. Any job is a good job. Whether you babysit, walk dogs, work retail, serve tables or have an internship. You need to do something.

"My major is too hard," is not an excuse either. If you can go out on the weekends, you can work.

The rigor of your major should not determine whether or not you decide to contribute to your education. If the name on your credit card does not match the name on your birth certificate, then you really need to re-evaluate your priorities.

Working hard in school does not compensate for having any sense of responsibility.

I understand that not everyone has the same level of time management skills, but if you truly can't work during the school year, you need to be working over the summer and during your breaks. The money you make should not exclusively be for spending; you should be putting it towards books, loans, or housing.

Internships are important too, paid or not.

In my opinion, if you chose not to work for income, you should be working for experience. Your resume includes your degree, but your degree does not include your resume. Experience is important, and internships provide experience. A person working an unpaid internship deserves the same credit as a student working full/part-time.

Though they are not bringing in income for their education, they are gaining experience, and opening up potential opportunities for themselves.

If you go to college just to go to class and do nothing else, then you don't deserve to be there. College is so much more than just turning in assignments, it is a place for mental and academic growth. You need to contribute to your education, whether it is through working for income or working for knowledge or experience.

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11 Thoughts You Have While Losing Your Virginity

Oh my god, it's happening!


Everyone has an idea of how they want the first time they have sex to be like. And while you might have this idea, and you might be prepared, you definitely aren't prepared for how awkward it can be. (Or for those awkward thoughts that are racing through your mind as it's happening.) So I surveyed former virgins about they were thinking about it when they had sex for the first time.

Here are all the thoughts they had when they lost their virginity:

1. "Is it over yet?"

OK, so this one was me. But it was so BORING. He laid there and didn't do anything, I was on top and I thought it was going to hurt but it didn't... I'll let you guys connect the dots. But anyway, I lied to him said that it hurt and asked if we could stop just so it would be over.

2. "I hope I'm doing OK."

Let's be real here though, this was probably everyone.

3. "This is happening. This is happening."

Probably everyones thoughts right when things start heating up.

4. "Well, this isn't what I expected. It's nothing like the movies."

Losing your virginity is nothing like "Fifty Shades of Grey." It's more like fifty shades of red from, embarrassment and putting in work.

5. "I hope it doesn't hurt—it hurts, when is this going to end."

I would bet that a lot of girls had this thought.

6. "He's not going anywhere."

I got a bunch of these comments.

7. "She's amazing."

Once again I got a bunch of these.

8. "This is happening fast."

It probably did, one minute you're putting on Netflix and the next you're naked...

9. "Do I really want this?"

If this is what you're thinking, just stop... yes even in the middle of it.

10. "I don't want this to end."


11. "Will I look any different?"

I mean you don't look like your orgasm face, but no you won't look different.

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