What I should have considered when picking a roommate.

After having to move out into my own dorm room early on into the year, here is my advice and this is what I wished I would have considered when picking a roommate:

  1. Lifestyle differences don’t make for a good roommate if you aren’t both willing to compromise.
  2. Clarify your expectations of a roommate beforehand.
  3. Understand that you don’t have to be friends, you just have to be able to live with each other.
  4. Communication is key and it takes everyone to do so.
  5. Being mindful of others is essential for peace.
  6. Don’t take things personally if it doesn’t work out, you are sharing tight quarters and it doesn’t mean that you are tough to deal with.