The beginning of college is one of the most exciting times in your life.
- You are moving away from home.
- You are on your own for the first time in your life.
- You get to make new friends.
- You get to reinvent your life.
When I got accepted to Auburn, I was going to room with someone I knew from high school. We were friends, but something happened that summer, and we decided collectively to not continue on with our roommate plans. We both let the school know and then we got paired with new roommates.
I didn’t meet my freshman roommate until she got to Auburn. We had only talked on the phone and chatted with each other on AIM. I didn’t really know what to expect with her and just knew that we would make it work. I mean, you have to when you are in a dorm room.
The funniest part of our friendship story is that a song brought us together. Stigmatized by The Calling was that song and it is what will always be the thing that brought us together. You see, she played this song constantly, and finally I asked her what it was called because I knew all the words, but didn’t know the song or artist. And our friendship was born.
I was so lucky with my pot luck roommate. We have managed to stay best friends through a lot and I love her dearly. For instance, she came to realize that after being at Auburn for 3 and a half years, Auburn wasn’t the best fit for her. At that time, I didn’t know what to do or if we would stay friends. I didn’t know what was in our future, but I stood by her decision to leave Auburn even though it was hard for me. I had to reinvent myself again, which was challenging, but I knew it was best for her.
Despite it all, we were able to remain best friends. We were in each others weddings. We were with each other through huge life decisions. And even though she lives in Orlando and I am in Atlanta, we make it work. We make time for each other. We try to talk on the phone at least once a week and we see each other whenever we can. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
When I was deciding who was going to be in my wedding, there was no question that Casey would be a part of it. I was in her wedding, and I knew that I wanted her to be standing up there with me (even though she had an 8 week old baby with her). She was a trooper and stayed with me the whole day. She even held my veil after the ceremony during our impromptu receiving line. She was a great bridesmaid and is my best friend for life.
Photo courtesy by Jason Hales Photography.
How was your college roommate experience?
I am so excited to introduce you to Michelle. She blogs over at Blogs Like A Girl is has become an every day read for me. One thing that I love about her is her book reviews. As someone who loves to read, I love reading what other books someone is reading and if they liked it.
Michelle was a member of the Small Blog Mentor Program, and I am so glad that she joined my program. It has been so wonderful to get to know her better and to read about her blogging goals.
She also has some great recipes (she was on Weight Watchers for a while), that I need to try out, and you should too!
Check out these blog posts that I love: