The Roommate That Never Was

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The Roommate That Never Was

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As the end of my senior year approaches, all I can think about is my future at Indiana State University, and the life I will create through my four years of college there. I am extremely excited about majoring in social work. I am extremely excited about meeting new people and going to all the sporting events. Most of all, I am extremely excited about decorating my dorm room with all the things I love; however, it feels as if one thing is missing as I picture myself moving into my dorm. With all that being said, I know Indiana State will be the journey of a lifetime, but I can’t help but feel upset knowing my best friend, Brannyn Spencer, won’t be my roommate.

It all happened so fast. Brannyn and I went from deciding how we would decorate our dorm to discussing how we would only be a few hours apart. We went from discussing our journeys together to discussing our journeys separated. Most of all, we were discussing how hard it will become not being side by side anymore. Brannyn and I have been friends ever since she moved to Lewis Cass her sophomore year; however, this year we have become the best of friends. We always go to each other when one of us is going through a rough patch. We always share our happiest times with each other. Most importantly, we always make time for each other because we realized that one day, here soon, we won’t have as much time together anymore.

Thinking of us being separated makes me feel as if I may lose one of my closest friends; however, I know that no matter where life may lead, we will never lose connection. College is nerve-racking because many people are scared not knowing anyone, not knowing where to go, and not knowing what to do in all these brand new classes which is why having a close friend to take on this journey with me would be wonderful; however, life doesn’t always work out the way I want, which is the beauty hidden beneath it all.

In August, Brannyn will be attending Purdue University or IUPUI as I will be attending Indiana State. Isn’t it crazy how two people go from spending every day at school with each other to seeing each other only on given weekends? Anyway, I didn’t write this story to describe the sadness of letting go of each other, but I wrote it to show people that when life takes two people far apart, the time spent together is time that shouldn’t be taken for granted. I wrote it to show that no matter what, I will always have Brannyn as a best friend. She has been the girl who has never left my side when we would argue over the dumb things. She has been the girl who knows how to make me laugh when I want to cry. Most of all, she has been the girl who made my last year at Lewis Cass one for the books, and for that, I want to be able to tell her thank you as well as good luck next year.

Brannyn, I know that here soon we will be going our separate ways, but I am so proud of everything you have done in high school and all your accomplishments. I am proud of the person you have become through the years, and I want you to know that you will be just fine at the college you choose. You’re a smart and outgoing girl and will fit right in with everyone else so don’t be nervous. I know it will be hard the first few days trying to find your place to fit into, but in a matter of no time, you will be living it up in college with your new friends. Thank you so much for being my best friend while we have been students at Lewis Cass. Thank you so much for being there for me in times when I needed you. Most of all, thank you for being you. I am going to miss you so much after we graduate, but I know that we will see each other as much as we can. I love you as if you are one of my family members, and I always will. Don’t be scared as these next few months come to a finish. Be proud of yourself and be excited for new beginnings and a fresh start. I’ll see you around, B. Good luck at Purdue or IUPUI! Last but not least, I want you to always remember that my door is always open at Indiana State.

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