11 Wonderful Things That Happen When Your Roommate Becomes A Best Friend

11 Wonderful Things That Happen When Your Roommate Becomes A Best Friend

My fingerprint is in her phone... you can say we're tight.
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Having a roommate in college can be hard. Rooming with someone you hardly know can be even scarier. Will we get along? Will they snore? What if they have a weird fetish? There are so many things that could go wrong. However, once in a while, everything goes right.

Throughout the past six months, someone I barely knew has become one of my best friends. When we decided to be roommates, we figured that we would get along, but we had no clue how much of a bond we'd develop.

1. We share the same interests

We unknowingly got each other the same Christmas presents.

As we moved in all of our belongings at the end of the summer, we soon found out that we both loved Harry Potter... and reading in general. Soon enough we realized that we both love sports (especially Hoos basketball), we both come from small towns, and we both love to write.

2. We start to develop "our things"

As with any friendship, you do things together that become "your things." She introduced me to Stranger Things and The Crown, and we can watch them together. We understand that she drives me to the grocery store, and I steer the buggy.

3. We have built-in event buddies

There was a Harry Potter themed day in a town close to us... we had to go!

Since we have so much in common, we do a lot of things together. Need someone to go to the basketball game with? I'm there. I'm going to go to Barnes and Noble, wanna come? Is that even a question? I know you've already had Chick-fil-A once today, but you should come eat it again with me. Okay? Okay.

4. We can have a slumber party any night we want

We literally share a room. We can stay up into the wee hours of the night talking or watching Netflix or basically do whatever we want. Late night vulnerability is a great way to build a friendship quickly.

5. When we aren't together, people always ask where the other is

Yes, we are very often together, but ~surprise~ we aren't attached at the hip. Occasionally our different majors force us to separate for classes and whatnot.

6. We have a reunion after not seeing each other all day

When we aren't around each other for a while, it's a big thing when we reunite at the end of the day. In those 10 hours we didn't see each other so much could've happened. Tell me everything.

7. We say and do the same things without realizing it

We ended up wearing the same thing to the basketball game without planning it.

Other examples: "It's fine. I'm fine. Everything is fine," and "Yeah you did!"

8. We have ridiculous car rides together

She literally made a playlist for all of my favorite songs. We also have a solid "Hype" playlist that we blast whenever we can. My fingerprint is in her phone so I can control the music while she drives... you can say we're tight.

9. We have fun doing the most menial tasks

Whether it be going to the grocery store together or spending entirely too long analyzing outfits for the day, we have come to not only have fun doing these things together, but we have also become accustomed to doing them together. Not gonna lie, it's weird when I go to Kroger without her.

10. We know the weirdest things about each other

She likes things to come in even numbers. I can only sleep on one side of my pillow. I can fall asleep almost instantly. She owns a wide variety of socks: everything from Edgar Allen Poe socks to custom ones with her dogs on them.

11. Because we live together, we tend to know everything going on in each other's lives... and we still don't hate each other

I think the fact that we can live together and see each other at our worsts, yet still like each other really strengths and solidifies our friendship. Yes, she may be crabby right now, but it's because she has two papers and a presentation within the next 3 days. Yes, the Cowboys lost again, so maybe don't talk to her for a little bit. We just get each other.

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.
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Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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An Open Letter To The Friend Who Continues To Save My Life

No one knows me like you do.

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From the day we became friends, we have always had nothing but support for one another. Although we have only really been friends for about seven years now, I feel as if you have always been a part of my life. You know me just as well as you know yourself, and I understand you in the same way I understand my own thoughts and feelings.

You have never made me feel pressured, insecure, or unappreciated. The mutual respect we have for one another is unmatched. We can talk to each other about anything; from some of the most trivial topics to entire life philosophies. We have grown and matured together, and I couldn't be more proud of the person you are today.

We don't always agree on everything, and I always appreciate your fresh point of view, but I have never felt more in sync with another person than I do with you. We share the same birth month, the same age, the same home town, the same anxieties, and many of the same attitudes and values.

I feel as if you know exactly when I want to be alone and when I need company. Since we are both introverted, we understand that the other person needs time to recharge. And when I'm sitting alone with nothing to do, I always get a text from you asking to hang out.

In some of my loneliest, most vulnerable moments, you have been there. When I question how many true friends I really have, you are always sure to make your love for me known.

Through high school, and now college, we have experienced so many life-changing events together. Some that have taught us extremely valuable lessons, and others that have shown us incredible pain and how to grow from our lowest moments.

I want to thank you for showing me what life-long friendship looks like. Thank you for always understanding me and never putting too much pressure on me. I see an incredible future for both of us no matter where each of our lives takes us.

We will always share a unique connection that cannot be separated by any distance. But, for now, I'm glad you're only one text or phone call away.

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