The 5 Things I Learned Through Having An Amazing Roommate

The 5 Things I Learned Through Having An Amazing Roommate

Lyndsey and I have at least 5 occurrences a day when we say the same thing at the same time, that's the kind of thing you're in for right now.

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Lyndsey and I have at least 5 occurrences a day when we say the same thing at the same time, that's the kind of thing you're in for right now.

1. I AM Able To Live With Another Person... And Successfully!

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Coming into college as an only child (for the most part, the cats don't count), I was super nervous that I would be intolerable as a roommate and overall just not someone that would live well with another person. That was somewhat true at first. I went random with my roommate and my OG roomie was very problematic. However, after doing a room switch and again getting a random person, I found one of my closest friends and I am forever thankful that my prior roommate didn't know what a trash can was.

2. There Is At Least One Other Person On The Planet That Thinks Like Me

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I don't know how it is even possible for someone to have the same sense of humor, the same way of expressing ourselves, the same train of thought for making jokes, and knowing the same "underground" Vines.

3. Being Able to Be Comfortable in Your Most Raw State (Right Before Bed) is Liberating

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One of the first nights that I moved in with Lyndsey, we stayed up past 3 am talking about things from our grandmas to wanting to find religion. The foundation of our soon to be bountiful friendship was laid. Since then we have had many nights of late conversations and have told each other some of our most cringe, darkest moments. And yes, we have gone through our tagged Facebook photos/Instagrams with each other. All 1,005 of Lyndsey's Instagram posts.

4. People Watching Is At Its Best In A Food Related Setting

This might seem like an odd one on this list, however, the sightings and events that have occurred while getting food are the best. Between the regulars that camp out in the dining hall to the kid that Heely's with such grace it could make a grown man cry. If I didn't have Lyndsey, I would have been nose deep in my phone not paying attention to the mayhem around me.

5. Having A Bond Like This Is Once In A Lifetime

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The Cosmos would implode if anyone tried to set a friendship up like this, they happen by chance and I am forever thankful. The only way this could get better is if our sleep schedules would regulate out! I can't see myself without Lyndsey in my life now and all of the silliness that we have been involved in. Multiple Chili's trips, the friends I have made because of her, and the constant emotional/mental support we give each other. Not to mention the constant stream of jokes/memes.

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11 Things Psychology Majors Hear That Drive Them Crazy

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We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?


Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.


"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*


Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.


Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*


Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.


Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?


First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.


Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?


Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?


It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.


Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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