At first I was really positive about living in a double next year but then I thought about the realities of constantly living with someone and how so many people have had bad experiences. I know that it is impossible to do everything alone but I definitely like/benefit from as much independent/alone time as possible. College is a giant group-interacting-experience and I think it is reasonable to want my place(my room) to be my place. I was so surprised and pleased to see that the majority of freshmen dorm in a single and get it if they want it. I think it makes sense-college in general is a big adjustment and it is important to have some places where you can actually relax-not having to care what you look like, sound like, and can be the one “quiet” place to concentrate, even if the walls are thin! Once I get through freshman year, I think then I will know who I feel comfortable with and actually know and will then feel ready to room with another person. First year housing is so pretty too!
I feel like college is one of the few things that actually lives up to its expectations. I have anticipated this for quite a while now and based on people saying that it is the best four years of their life, I don’t think I’ll be disappointed. I don’t expect everything to be perfect and exactly as I imagined but I think I’ll love that everything is at much higher standards and as different from high school as possible.