What you would want your future college roommate to know about you?
Hello roomie! It’s nice to be able to talk to you about myself before I meet you. This way, when I do meet up with you, we will hopefully be based the awkward phase, and finally starting to become friends. I hope that everything has been going well for you prior to packing your bags and heading into the dorms. But I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, and let you know a few things about me.
I am a fairly diverse individual. I like to have fun, and I like to learn. So it could be a toss up between me watching funny videos or reading my textbook until 3:00 a.m. on any given day. But I hope that doesn’t bother you, and I hope you are semi-active like me. On a nice day, with little to no class work to do, I would like to go outside and play ultimate frisbee, or take a walk down the park, or even just sit in the sun. So don’t be blind-sided when I come back from physics and I try dragging you outside in the fall.
Just a heads-up before we meet…I am a bit weird. I have many diverse interests that seem to coincide within me. I like to watch YouTube videos, anime shows, cartoons, local news, historical documentaries, and science shows. But don’t worry about doing anything in a dirty room; I know how to take care of myself, and I will keep my share of the room clean. But besides that, I tend to make corny jokes that aren’t funny, and I don’t really participate in social media. That’s right: no Twitter, no Snapchat, no Instagram. So no, I won’t add you off of my phone: I am clearly too busy watching “Cosmos” to care.
And lastly, I just want to say that I will be scared, but I will try not to admit it. I haven’t really spent a whole lot of time away from my family. Sure a day or two is one thing, but staying away for months at a time is a change I have to get used to. So that’s where I’ll need you to come in, to be supportive of this different time in my life. I care about my family dearly, and I may be missing them a lot, but they know how seriously I want to get a good education. So don’t worry if I shed a solitary tear every now and again. But hopefully you will come to trust me as your second family, as I will undoubtedly do the same.
With warm regards and best wishes,