It’s Been 30 Days Since I Saw My Roomie, These Are 30 Things I Miss About Living With Her

It’s Been 30 Days Since I Saw My Roomie, These Are 30 Things I Miss About Living With Her

It's been a month too long; miss ya already.
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First of all, not sure how it has been a month since school ended, but I miss college more than I thought I would. I also miss having a roomie. If you would've asked me this time last year if I was excited to share a room, I would've said no without a glimmer of hesitation. I didn't know that sharing a room would provide me with so many fond memories, including some of these with my forced friend.

Here are a few things I miss about living with my best friend.

1. The silence in the morning when we sit on our phones

2. The struggle of our treck into bed

3. Sitting in our spots watching fixer upper until THE LAST possible second before class

4. Strawberry lemonade from outtakes

5. Snugs n Back rubs

6. Face masks in hopes acne would magically disappear

7. Having a second opinion on all decisions

8. My own personal lint roller after breakups

9. All the ridiculous drama

10. Our *Open door policy only when we feel like it*

11. Tay & Er’s Talk Therapy Office

12. Kendra always singing your song

13. The slumber parties

14. Being the moms 25/8

15. Twitter dms from 6 feet away

16. The BLISS of lowering our beds

17. Yelling for Erin

18. You yelling at me for yelling for Erin

19. Kreischer style improvising because we never had what we needed

20. Religiously using the shuttles

21. Our fridge honestly

22. Learning the worm

23. Xavi’s Bad day

24. using our soundproof door system

25. Our 666 boujee bad luck mailbox

26. Watching all the Friday night festivities from the window of 107

27. Lulu sitting on “the porch”

28. Matching headbands

29. The rug

30. Honestly just living with my best friend :(

Cover Image Credit: Erika Glover

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A Few Birthday Thoughts

Goodbye teenage years, hello twenties!

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So, it is looking like I am about to leave my teenage years behind. I think that I want to reflect back on this time in my life and think about what I want to keep with me in my twenties and maybe some things I can let go. My teenage years have been full of love from my family and friends; hard work to make good grades in school and creating art. I developed several great friendships that I have held on to across the miles even though I went to college 14 hours away from our previous home. I am so thankful for the friendships I have made in college as well.

It seems like friends you make in your childhood and younger years can really stand the test of time. Maybe it is because when you became friends you were truly who you were. Everyone was genuine and didn't put up walls to protect themselves. You got to know someone on a deeper more personal level more quickly than if you had met later in life. I also think we laughed even more as children and that always creates good memories to look back on. So I think in my twenties I will try to hang on to the "childish" way of making friends. I will try to show my true self and will accept them for who they are, and we will laugh....a lot.

I think a good thing to let go of is always trying to make dead-end relationships work. When we were children on the playground and we tried to play a game together or jump rope and it just wasn't working, we would run off and find someone else. It was easy. It was just natural. Now sometimes I find myself trying to stay in a relationship by being overly nice, giving gifts, trying to find what pushes the persons "good" buttons. I might spend so much time trying to figure this person out that I leave out more solid relationships that are worth my time. So in my twenties, I will try to be more realistic about who to spend my time on. Some people are just never going to stand the test of time. I can continue to be cordial but won't let them rule my time and thought life.

As children, we loved our parents and siblings and would show love to them in a myriad of ways. Maybe it was hugs, pictures on the fridge, good night kisses, playing games, or just quality time spent together as a family. Starting my twenties, I am mature enough to realize the value of these people in my life. Thankfully, I have always known this. I was never the type that was embarrassed if someone saw me walking with my Mom or Dad or being dropped off in the Mom Van somewhere. I always knew these people loved me more than anyone else I was about to meet. But in my twenties, I plan to keep up with my family even when I am eight hours away from them. We are never too old to need the love of family.

As weird as it is to say goodbye to my teenage years, it's honestly helped me to soak in the precious moments of everyday life and treasure them even more. Every year when birthdays come around, it always serves as a reminder how quickly the days, months, and years fly by. I think that has been one difficult part of this birthday season. It's hard to say goodbye to the past, without a clear map of the future. But, I must remind myself that this is why growing up is a beautiful thing- as we live life and experience new things, we are better prepared for what the future may hold. Everything that I have experienced in my 20 years has served an important purpose- to make me into the person I am supposed to become. Yes, life is always changing and so am I... and change can be hard. Very hard. But one thing to remember is God is always constant. He will never change. No matter what number is on your birthday cake, He is always there...the same God yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is the Rock that we will always be able to cling to. Isn't that a wonderful thought? Even if we don't know what's in His plans for us in the coming year, it's important to make Him a part of our plans. Rather than worry about change, let's embrace it all- the good and the bad- and look to the Lord to see how He will guide and shape us.

Teenage years- the time has come. I must say goodbye to you now. But, you will never be forgotten. I will hold your memories in my heart forever. Twenties- I am excited for all that awaits me.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

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