There is no comparison to the comfort of one’s home. To me home is the essence of family and simplicity wrapped in a warm blanket of security. Which is why I became apprehensive knowing I would have to box up 12 years of my life and move to my new dorm. Having this be the first time anyone from my family was leaving for college, made the idea of moving that much more intimidating. However I knew this was the opportunity I had worked to attain and no fear of the unknown was going to stop me. Turns out I shouldn’t have worried; my experience with resident life has been nothing but rewarding.
I live in a quad in an all girls hall. While this to some may seem like an equation for trouble, nothing could be further from the truth. First there is my 3 roommates who I am truly blessed to have met. Our humor, support and flexibility cultivated an environment in which I could create a home. It is because of my experience with my roommates that I have developed my communication and problem solving skills this on top of the fact that they have instilled in me a genuine friendship. Together with our other hall mates we are consistently acting silly and laughing.
As a hall we have developed a bond where we know we can count on each other. We are all so diverse which gifts us with a great opportunity to learn from each other. These differences also allow me to connect with each individual girl on a different level. This is an amazing experience to be exposed to so many different personalities at once and while it is challenging to get along do to these differences, in the end they allow me to grow. One thing is a fact however; whatever we do, we have a blast doing it! Some nights we have spontaneous movie marathons together, other days we travel and explore the city of McMinnville. Sometimes we can just sit and talk for hours and other times we end up playing random games in the middle of the night. Whatever the activity there is never a dull moment and I’m truly lucky to be a part of the resident life here on campus.