roommates. so having one of those creatures who lives next to you during your first year of college is inevitable. if you’re going to some university where you virtually know no one chances are your person will be a rando, or you could be attending a school like sewanee (aka best college in the universe) where they force you to take on a rando your freshman year.
it can be a beautiful thing. i find it rather difficult to explain the relationship you have with your roommate. because all of a sudden you have another person taking up your space, your personal bubble, and you have to account for them too when you do things. they aren’t exactly like your best friend, or your sibling. roommates exist in a whole other category titled: things that everyone understands but are very difficult to explain.
having a roommate doesn’t guarantee that you will be best friends or that (unfortunately) y’all will even get along well, but it does guarantee that you need to be gracious and mindful. be aware that this is their home too, and don’t be a douche to them or their stuff and you are already off to a great start. also be caring and compassionate, and if you are not quite fond of your roommate that does not give you permission to bad mouth them to other people. you could luck out like me and get a wicked cool roommate (shoutout to katie sutton my boo thang). me and katie are those people who don’t care about anything ever, so it makes living together very enjoyable and easy. this too could happen to you, and i hope it does.
honestly, don’t stress over the roommate situation. you’ll be fine. most likely. and if not, it’s only a year.
basically this is a love letter to katie sutton,
i bet kate never felt this way.
hello. it is march. it is march of my senior year and i have no idea where i'm going to college.
this used to be something i laughed about. people would ask about my plans after high school, and i had everything figured out. but where i would actually go to fulfill my dreams? not a clue. not even the slightest one. and sure, it freaked me out in august when the questions started flooding in from teachers and counselors and classmates. and it was unnerving during the holidays when my family seemingly had nothing else on their mind. and now i hold back tears when my friends are mailing off housing payments and facebook-stalking potential roommates.
but it's not like i don't have options. in fact, maybe i have too many. i have some friends who only applied to one school, got accepted, and are on their merry way into "the real world". i probably applied to over a dozen schools, scattered all across the country. i have some great offers on the table, but am still waiting to hear back from some of my favorites. when people see the panic in my eyes after asking the dreaded "college question", their next (good-natured but totally not helpful at all) inquiry is "oh... well where do you think you'll end up?" uhhhhh can't you take a hint? i don't freaking know. (i never mean this in a rude way but i'm stressed out and sleep deprived and trying not to cry for the entirety of this conversation so cut me some slack ok). i could end up anywhere from manhattan to new orleans, from los angeles to nashville.
for those of you in college or maybe have already graduated, how did you deal with the toxic cocktail of two parts anxiety and one part senioritis? i need all the happy thoughts i can get.
if you need me, i'll be in the library.
here at aubstronomy, we’re pretty tasteful people. we’re into a myriad of cool things, so today i thought i’d share some of those with you. kind of like a “what i have been doing with my life to distract myself and neglect my studies”.
therefore i decided to compile a list (if you haven’t noticed, we’re really big into lists here):
here’s a not-so-secret secret: people are going to try to make you feel bad about what you like, what you’re into, how nerdy you are, how cool you are. and they always will. sometimes it’s hard to ignore, sometimes it’s easy. but honestly, like what you like and don’t feel bad about it. it’s part of who you are.
so check out some of these things, and let me know what you think. also, i am always down for new suggestions and new distractions. comment and let me know if there is anything super cool i’m missing out on.
forever dorky & young
what you wish someone had told you about your first semester of college:
college is fun and awesome and wonderful, but first semester isn't all sunshine and rainbows and casually getting adopted by that group of cool hipsters.
especially if you’re me, and especially if you are maybe not as well-adjusted as you thought you were. change is a word that in theory, i am totally all about, but in reality terrifies me. you see, the thing is i like to know that if i’m going to starbucks to do homework, aubrey is hands down 100% going to be there too, or know exactly where i will sit and who will be there during break at school.
which is why i have no idea why i thought going to a university six hours away from home, in the middle of nowhere, on top of a mountain where i virtually knew no one, would be a good idea. but as it turns out, it totally was. i just had to get through the dreaded first semester.
of course it is not that bad at all and i’m being super dramatic, but i’ve compiled a list of things i wish someone had told me anyways.
and just like that first semester is over. you still have your doubts at this point, like maybe this school isn’t what i thought it would be, maybe it isn't right for me. then christmas break happens, and you realize that you miss your school and the weird people you have met there. then second semester starts, and you are driving back to a place you can now call home and you finally feel like like you are accepted and that you belong.
college is absolutely wonderful, guys. i hope everyone gets to experience it. remember that you chose that school for a reason, so give it a chance. you won’t regret it.
all my love & best of luck,
p.s. i go to sewanee: the university of the south, and if anyone is interested/has questions i would be more than happy to answer them (seriously i could drone on for days about sewanee. YSR!).
p.s.s. we didn’t rush till second semester and i would love to give advice/offer my opinion on that as well. it’s an awesome thing.
documenting the fun years.