Although I’m at my real house this weekend, I consider my dorm one of my homes. When I’m on campus and someone invites me to do something, I might say “okay, but let me go home to change really quick” or something along those lines. To me, this signifies that I have become more comfortable at school. It’s where I live. It’s where I spend all day, (almost) every day.
Living in a dorm is not glamorous. It’s not always easy living with a roommate. I only met my roommate once before we moved in together, and it has been a learning experience for us. We’ve had to figure out sleep schedules, eating schedules, shower schedules… the list goes on and on. Sometimes I wish I had more privacy, sometimes I am thankful for the company that I have. Since I live on the fifth floor, it’s always a struggle to walk up five sets of stairs to get to my room. It’s a bummer not to have my own shower and toilet–something that I’ve always had.
I’d venture to say that living in a dorm sucks.
However, I think that living in a communal living space, like a dorm, is a valuable experience. It certainly makes you grow up. I am completely responsible for myself. My mom isn’t going to come into my room and wake me up if I sleep through my alarm. No one is going to call me downstairs for dinner. It’s something that takes a lot of getting used to. I don’t think I’ll ever be used to the shower situation (I miss being able to relax in the shower!).
Whether you live in a dorm or not, I hope that you enjoy your weekend!