What Living With Another Person Taught Me
Entertainment

What Living With Another Person Taught Me

Sharing, adventures, and food galore!

51

If there was one thing that was going to be very different come my freshman year of college, it was that I was going to have to live with another person. Coming from a house where I had my own room with my own stuff and going into a room with another person and having to share space was going to be quite the change and the adventure. I knew it would end up teaching me at least something, but I was not quite prepared for what it would actually end up teaching me.

The very first thing that living with another person taught me was how to approach conflict in such a way that it not only fixed whatever situation was going on but also helped the both of us become stronger and better people. Instead of being passive aggressive and leaving sticky notes everywhere, standing up and being bold and confronting the conflict head first is what I have learned is the best way to do things. It not only helps things to be over quicker but also causes less drama.

Sharing: if there is one thing that both my roomie and I have learned is the concept of sharing. Clothes, food, drinks, school supplies, anything and everything. If one of us was craving chocolate and didn't have any in our stock of food, we learned that it was totally acceptable to just go and steal something from the other's stash. By the end of the semester, we didn't even have to ask each other anymore and it just became sort of a natural thing.

One of the most important and interesting things I think I have learned is that living with another person, whether you want it to happen or not, will entail adventures, late night talks, and many other memories that you won't want to forget at the end of the year. All of the late-night food runs, all of the trips to Target or Walmart, all of the talks about boys and what life was going to be like after graduation and after college are going to be the little things you won't forget when you've moved on.

Take advantage of the friend that you have living with you, if you're lucky. Make sure you appreciate them for dealing with all of your mental breakdowns because school is too overwhelming. Thank them for helping you study for that dreaded German test that you knew you would fail if they didn't help you study your 100 million vocabulary flashcards. Thank them for letting you know when you were being irritating and annoying, but also, make sure you tell them the same things. Remember that you may never have another friend/roommate/study buddy/late night run buddy again.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

I Started Dating A Guy Before Quarantine, But Now We Rarely Speak Unless I Double-Text

"He's really nice and cute and I like being around him when we see each other, but he's awful at communication."

Each week Swoonie B will give her advice on anonymous topics submitted by readers. Want to Ask Swoonie B something related to dating and relationships? Fill out this form here — it's anonymous.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

This Is Exactly What You Should Eat Today In Quarantine, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

You've probably been eating it the past three months,

If we added up all the minutes of my life I've stood in front of the fridge or pantry mindlessly glazing over options, it would probably amount to several years longer than I'd care to admit.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Don't Think People Are Legitimately Scared To Stay In Lockdown, Think Again

People are terrified of what could happen if states stay in lockdown too long.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Don't Think People Are Legitimately Scared To Reopen States, You're Not Looking Hard Enough

People are terrified of what could happen if states begin reopening too early.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because You Need To Stretch It Out

Your weekly wellness boost from Odyssey.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

Flexibility is an important part of life. Yes, you need to be able to go with the flow and adjust when needed, but literal, physical flexibility is equally handy. Not only does increased flexibility keep you safe from injury each time you work out, but a good stretch session is incredibly soothing after a long day. Your body goes through a lot! It needs to cool down and get loose after all the activities you put it through.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

5 Amazing Things That Happened To Me When I Took Just A Week Off From Social Media

I've taken one-week off social media, and here's what I learned.


You’ll think clearer.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments