March is birthday season, pre exam season, St. Patty’s season, crappy weather season… and for university students it’s the inevitable roommate drama season. At the age when you’re living off campus, everyone has been tested with at least one form of roommate drama. Trying to figure out how to deal with this issue varies depending on the situation of course, but at the end of the day I realized there are a few things that I wish I knew before experiencing living with my friends.
Friends living together and not having working out is a fact that we all have to face, but don’t you wish before all of the conflict, someone told you that its okay to love someone but not be able to live with them at the same time.
I know it seems obvious but after the rush of frosh week, Halloween and Christmas during first year, it’s really hard to think straight about who or what fits your living style. Living alone is a scary concept but after one year of living with roommates some people realize they love their own space. Off campus housing can also be messy and some people end up in last minute situations because no one knows what their doing in first year; just because you can’t live with the people you want does not mean they love you any less. Sometimes friends that try to live together end up having opposite living habits, but thats perfectly normal because the beauty of friendship is that they can love you as much as your family without being forced to live with you.
So students are back to the cycle of choosing roommates this month; it’s a time where everyone is trying not to step on anyones toes while still maintaining friendships. The most important thing to do is be honest and listen because it helps make a better house for everyone.
Till next time,