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posted Mar 25, 2018, 5:27 PM by Kapri Koflanovich   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 5:29 PM ]

Before you go to college you always hear these “horror stories” about what it's like to live with a roommate. You suddenly have this random person in your life 24/7, someone who, most of the time, the University chooses for you. And if we're being honest, most of the time the university places you with a person that you have nothing in common with despite their handy personality quiz. People warn you about living in a confined space with one other person. They warn you about sharing your things, sharing your food, sharing your life and your time. When you first arrive, you're shy and just trying to figure out this new person. The RA’s even tell you in your roommate contract that you don't have to be friends, you just have to put up with each other. What they don't tell you is that sometimes you get a really amazing friend.
Not to be cliché or anything but my roommate and I are basically sisters and we had never met before summer orientation. We met on Facebook after she randomly stated that she loved country music despite everyone on the Facebook page bashing country. I took a chance and private messaged her simply to say “Hey, you're not alone. I like country music too!” One random message and here we are, two years later we're still living together. I'm not trying to say it's all sunshine and daisies because obviously, we're only human. Yes, sometimes we really don't like each other. Yes, sometimes we wish we lived in single rooms. But look at the facts: your roommate has seen you at your absolute best and your absolute worst. You're living in an 11 x 14 room together so you're forced to see each other in every good and bad moment all the time. At the end of the day, you're never going to find a better friend than your college roommate because I bet you that's the person who is still going to be your friend in 50 years.