“Hey! Are you and [anon] still looking for a third roommate?”
“Hii J J We are talking to a couple girls, but nothing is for sure yet! Did you write a bio?”
“Yeah I did! J we all have a ton in common”
“Oh my gosh yayy I’m gonna go find yours(:”
And thus a beautiful roommate-ship was born.
I am going to be honest, before coming to college, I was terrified. Not only to begin a new life in a new city with new people and be all on my own, but to actually live with two complete strangers… four when I realized I would have suitemates as well. I mean, I would be forced to see these people every single day, sleep in the same room as them, and live with them for an entire year. What if they were weirdos? What if they were mean? What if they were horrible human beings? I had absolutely no idea what to expect, which consequently made me expect the absolute worst.
And then I moved in…
Little did I know I would have the best roommates and neighbors I could have ever imagined.
I honestly cannot express how thankful I am for my roommates. Without them, these first few months of college would not have been as amazing as they were. Without them I would be an utter mess. They have honestly become my family. Every day I come home excited to see them, I come home excited to hear about their days, and I come home happy knowing that no matter what happened during the day, they will make me feel better. Even though it has only been half a semester, I can confidently say that they have become my best friends and my family.
I am not going to try and convince you that coming to college has been perfect and everything has worked out… no, it has definitely taken its toll – I have experienced anxiety so strong it makes me sob, missed my parents so much that I couldn’t even bear talking to them, and felt so homesick I thought I would literally become ill. But none of that matters when my roommates are at my side when any ounce of sadness strikes. Without them, I have no idea where I would be right now.
So to you four beautiful human beings who I hope are reading this right now, thank you so, so much. Thank you for not only being the best possible roommates I could have ever asked for, but the best possible friends and the best possible family. Thank you for being at my side through this new experience and thank you for making it such an amazing one thus far. It is hard to feel homesick when you have made me fall in love with this new home. This Thanksgiving I know exactly what I am most thankful for, and there is no doubt that it is you.