It's freshmen move-in day here on our campus, and in honor of the occasion, I want to offer a little "tribute" to my freshman roommate, Hayley. (Photo taken at our wing Christmas dinner.)
We had a fun year together, even though we had a lot of different tastes. Hayley loved John Michael Montgomery (a country singer), bright colors, and clowns. I preferred Christian or alternative music, dark or neutral colors, and am not a fan of Bozo, Bubbles, etc. Hayley also loved rearranging our dorm furniture, whereas I balk at even small changes.
Hayley was with me when I was feeling homesick (being a 12-hour drive from my family), and she was there to support me when I greatly embarrassed myself by calling a guy I had a crush on to wish him a "Happy Thanksgiving." That may not sound like a big deal to you, but the guy's loud roommate answered and made a big deal about why I was calling. I never thought I'd recover. =)
Hayley and I made many memories together in going camping, adjusting to college life, talking about boys, and making a road trip to her sister's wedding that spring. We gave each other the nicknames "Croc" and "Dile," though I honestly can't remember why.
We still keep in touch via Christmas cards and occasional e-mails, and I wish her the very best. To you, Hayl!
Your turn--care to share a story about your freshman roommate or something you remember about the day/weekend you moved in? I'd love to hear from you!