17 Reasons A 2-Bedroom With Your BFF Is The Number 1 Living Situation

17 Reasons A 2-Bedroom With Your BFF Is The Number 1 Living Situation

You're living with your best friend... What else needs to be said?

I've lived in all the college roommate situations: Found a roommate in a class Facebook page, got a random roommate, lived with a group of old friends. This year, I am living with my best friend in a two-bedroom apartment, and it has been the best living situation I've had for many reasons.

1. You already know each other really well

First day with random roommate: So, uh, what are your hobbies?

First day with best friend roommate: Wanna get pizza later?

2. Bills are way easier

Having multiple roommates means waiting on multiple people giving you money for bills, taking their precious time and not cooperating. Having one roommate makes it MUCH easier, especially when it is your best friend and you can just be shady until they pay you without worrying if they hate you.

3. You always know who left the mess

No more being passively angry at everyone because you can't figure out who is piling up dishes in the sink or refusing to take the trash out. Now, you always know!

4. You probably don't fight

You've been friends long enough that if you do fight, they're old-married-couple-esque bickers that mean virtually nothing.

5. Cleaning schedules are much more manageable

Dividing up tasks between various people (especially ones who don't get along) is impossible. Dividing up tasks between two people who DO get along and have a common goal of maintaining a not disgusting apartment is easy.

6. Texting one roommate about issues is better than a group text

Say goodbye to the awkward group text where you politely tell everyone you're sick of their shit. Now you can just knock on your roommates' door and say hello I am sick of your shit.

7. Same size fridge, fewer people

I mean, need I say more?

8. It's like a sleepover every night

As kids, having a sleepover with your BFF every night was a thing of your dreams, and now it is happening.

9. Asking to have friends over is better because you probably have the same ones

You don't have to get it OKed by a group of people, or by somebody who doesn't know anyone coming over. You really don't even need to ask anymore.

10. There's little to no judgment about your eating habits

The 7th pizza of the month used to make you feel awkward with your random roommate. Now, your bestie is on #7 as well.

11. You always have someone to go out with

You can get ready together, go out together, and cop some greasy foods to eat on the couch when you get home together.

12. You already know what annoys you about the other person

Thank God you don't have to become roommates first to find out their annoying habits. You already know, and chose to live with them anyway.

13. You only have to pick up after 2 people, and one is yourself

Trying to figure out what stuff goes to what room is a pain. If it isn't yours, it is theirs. Simple as that.

14. You can borrow stuff anytime

You don't have to awkwardly text your stranger roommate and ask if you can borrow a small bit of milk for your cereal, you can just borrow it. (Emily, I borrowed your hairbrush this morning.)

15. You look forward to coming home

When you're in a bad, awkward or just slightly negative living situation, you might not look forward to coming back home, but when you live with your best friend, it is great.

16. You give each other enough personal space

You know you don't need to force friendship, you can each be alone when you need it.

17. You're living with your best friend... What else needs to be said?

A person I love, sings Disney songs with me constantly and doesn't get upset when I leave my Trix yogurt cup on the side table for 3 days out of sheer laziness? That's the kind of roommate I've always wanted.

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Thanking the People I Could Never Thank Enough

Never forget to thank the most slaytastic people in your life.

This week, I went through the experience of a nervous breakdown. Stress that had built up from the previous week built up, and I ultimately succumbed to it. What I did realize in the midst of it, though, was that I have some pretty amazing people who love me. For that, I am eternally grateful, and I wanted to show them just how much they mean to me with this article.

Thank you to the people who never once questioned me.

This week, I questioned myself a lot. My innermost workings consisted of "what could I have done better in (insert here)?" But it was in the people that I surrounded myself with that never questioned who I was or what I did. It gave me a glimmer of hope in the midst of the darkness.

Thank you to the people who had my back.

I know that I can be a lot to handle at points. But there are people who have stood by me and never once said that I was too much. In this time, they were essential for being the light that got me out of my own long tunnel. As humans, we don't exactly know why people come into our lives or for what reason, just that they do. It makes me incredibly happy to have the people that saw beyond the outside mess and were willing to still love me.

Thank you to the people who intervened and got me help when I needed it.

I didn't know it when I was in the situation, but my breaking down was a desperate cry for help. I know now that the people who did this care so deeply about me. I am fortunate enough to have those friends that pulled me aside and said they would get me the help I needed.

Thank you to my haters for being my motivators.

Only kidding, just figured the people reading this would need a break in the sappiness.

Thank you for those who did not judge me when I was a mess.

I only saw myself in the mirror once over the course of my stress induced meltdown. However, when I did look in the mirror, I saw what a hot mess I really was. For those who did not judge me, I am so forever grateful. You built me up in moments when I felt low, and I cannot thank you enough for doing that. I am so lucky to have the friends that I do.

Thank you to the people who encouraged me to take part in some much needed self care.

In this day and age, it is so essential to do things because you like to do them. For me, my self care involves watching Gilmore Girls, painting, and sitting at the piano and just playing. When I do these things, the world around me becomes less intimidating.

There is so much more I could say, but it would take more than an Odyssey article to do so. I love you all.

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10 Ways To Spend Galentine's Day

A holiday as an excuse for a girls' day? Count me in.

Coined by Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler, in the sitcom Parks and Recreations, the holiday “Galentine’s Day” has been an up and coming celebration for women around the world. Starting as fiction, the holiday is a great excuse for girls to spend time with their friends, instead of boyfriends or husbands. Here are some fun ways to spend your girls day!

1. Going out to dinner

Take a girls night out and go to your favorite restaurant together. Being in your friends’ presence is much better than stressing over Valentine's Day chaos.

2. Bringing Chocolate

Chocolate is a major part of Valentines time of the year, and it tastes better getting it from a best friend than a guy! (Plus you can eat it as soon as you get it with no shame.)

3. Taking a Road Trip

Spending time with your girls in a parked car with music blasting is the best way to forget about boys who have done you wrong. Scream-singing old Taylor Swift can do wonders!

4.Going Out

Spending the night dancing with friends is the best way to clear your head from any stress of the week.

5. Having a movie night

Bundle up with as many pillows and blankets as possible and put on some romcoms. The best possible way to forget about boys is living vicariously through Rachel McAdams. Definitely throw in some girl power movies like Legally Blonde and The Princess Diaries!

6. Getting Gifts

The best way to show your best friends how much they mean to you is to bring their favorite candy, a new book or the shirt they have been eyeing in the mall.

7. Doing Makeovers

Having a relaxing day of facials followed by friends trying to put eyelashes on each other is a great way to bond with your friends. Don’t forget the nail polish!

8. Hyping Up Girls

Whenever you have an internal compliment about how nice a girl’s shirt is or how cute her jeans are, tell her! It will make any girl’s day, especially in the spirit of Galentine’s Day.

9. Having a Shopping Spree

Bring your besties to the mall and treat yourselves! Best way to feel girl power is wearing a brand new outfit after a great makeover.

10. Spa Day

While at home facials are great for bonding, there’s nothing like a professional giving you a massage and sitting in a sauna with your girls.

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