To anyone who is reading this, ALOHA!
However your eyes may have got to be feasting upon this blog is irrelevant, lets all just be happy that they have!
My favourite time of the whole year has already passed again..when the shops reach full capacity, houses light up, carols play wherever you go, and people are more generous then they have been all year.
Christmas has come and gone, with it, another College year has come to a close, and whilst I do miss the socialism, meals being cooked for me, and seeing my friends everyday, I am enjoying some peace and quiet during this holiday period. College is very much a come and go sort of place. Some people stay for 6 months, some even 6 years. Residents graduate, or move off for any other reason, and its always sad to see someone go. My roommate for 2012 graduated and has now moved off to live in Perth for her employment. Her name was Courtney, and I already miss her.
Living next to someone, and seeing them everyday, you start to know them inside out. We have shared many memories in B11/B12, and I wouldn’t give any of them up for the world. Where it be late night trips to McDonalds, or watching Disney movies together, we always managed to entertain ourselves. Whilst I resent her slightly for leaving me without a room-mate for next year, I am very proud, and excited for what lays ahead of her.
Keeping with this thought, what should be considered the ‘Perfect’ college roommate?
Firstly, lets define perfect as an adjective:
“Having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be”
For myself personally, this is what I look for in an excellent roommate
Not too noisy
Talkative (because I like chatting)
Good listener (for when I am rambling)
For someone to be classified as the ideal roommate, they would most definitely need to fulfil the above criteria. With a balance between socialism and study sometimes being a challenge to find at college, with the help of a good room-mate, it can be easily attainable.
As a first year in 2011, I had a returnee room-mate, and it really helped me adapt to Concannon College life. So I sort of hope I have a fresher (first year) this year, so that I can teach them everything I know to make the best of the College experience. As 2013 is my final year, I also need someone to carry on my legacy. Concannon College is very tradition based, and previous residents who had a big influence on College are never forgotten. Its all about acquired knowledge,
‘The freshers bring it, the returnees leave it here’.
Who knows, maybe one day years from now people will talk about me at College over dinner, just like I talk with my friends about past residents who’ve left a legacy. I wonder what they would say…..
Until next time,