Essay about My Fantastic Freshmen Roommate

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When I told people that I was going to Ball State University they then went on to ask who I would be rooming with since lots of other people that I knew were going here as well. I never wanted to room with my best friend or anyone that I knew going into college. You always hear about awful roommmate stories but whose to say that that happens to everyone. Pretty much everyone told me that if I chose a random roommate It would most likely turn sour. They were so wrong. I was determined to have a fresh start in college and meet new people so I was willing to take that chance, and I’m glad I did. Having heard these myths about college roommates from so many previous students it did in fact affect my thoughts about heading off to college. But …show more content…
When I told people that I was going to Ball State University they then went on to ask who I would be rooming with since lots of other people that I knew were going here as well. I never wanted to room with my best friend or anyone that I knew going into college. You always hear about awful roommmate stories but whose to say that that happens to everyone. Pretty much everyone told me that if I chose a random roommate It would most likely turn sour. They were so wrong. I was determined to have a fresh start in college and meet new people so I was willing to take that chance, and I’m glad I did. Having heard these myths about college roommates from so many previous students it did in fact affect my thoughts about heading off to college. But then here I was coming from a high school that was tiny to Ball State but I wanted to venture out of my comfort zone. In an article, written by Julie Mayfield and Lindsey Mayfield, they stated “Whether you're rooming with a friend, an acquaintance, or a complete stranger, sharing a dorm room with another college student can be a big transition.” Sometimes the myths you hear about college are not true and can affect how you approach transitioning from high school and living with your parents to moving away and meeting new people. Most of these urban legends are told from the perspective of a student (Major 238). I had my views on how living with someone else would go, however having heard horror stories it did make me a little skeptical.

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