It’s Week 26 of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge, here’s our challenge for this week:
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Week 26: Someone you Got to Meet
When I first read this week’s challenge, my initial thought was to think of someone famous or important that I had the chance to meet. However the more I pondered who I would write about, I starting thinking of people I had met throughout my life rather than anyone famous. So if you were hoping to read a fascinating story about my encounter with someone famous, you may be a little bit disappointed.
I remember my first day of college like it just happened. I was so nervous to meet my future roommate since we had messaged on Facebook back and forth only a few times before move in. I had no idea when she was going to get there or much about her prior to move in. I lived in a suite style dorm, so us 8 girls would be sharing a single bathroom and living among one another.
As move-in day progressed I started to meet all my other dorm mates, and I was really excited to get to know all of them. By the end of the first day, my roommate still hadn’t arrived yet. As days passed, I started to wonder whether or not she was ever going to come, and started to think maybe I was going to end up with a room all to myself.
Then one day, I came back to my dorm and there she was. Her and her family were helping her move in her things. I remember my surprise to find that she was quiet, in fact I don’t think we even spoke the first week she lived here. She looked nothing like I was expecting, and she came to about my chest in height.
Much to my surprise, as the year progressed my roommate and I started to become great friends. We would go downtown on weekends to dance at clubs, we ate lunch together nearly every day, and she even ended up being my roommate a second year. Many people chose who they would be rooming with prior to entering college. We didn’t have that luxury, but even though we were randomly selected we were a perfect match!
We liked nearly all the same things, and got along better than I could have ever imagined! I don’t think I know anyone else who stayed friends with their freshman year roommate after moving out. She ended up becoming one of my closest friends, and I’m grateful to have gotten the chance to meet her.