I used to live in a dorm. In Slovenia dorms are a bit different than in the States. We only have one student campus or at least something that is called a student campus. The dorm I was in is quite luxurious compared to others and it’s not in that campus. It is the newest in Ljubljana, built in 2004. It consists of two big red buildings and there are four floors in each one. Inside its very sterile and my friend once compared it with a mental hospital because it is so clean… which I liked. Not the comparison with a mental hospital but the fact that it was clean.
Inside there are suites mostly with two rooms, kitchen and a bathroom. There are two persons in each room which means that four people share a suite. Kitchen was very nice; we had a big window and a nice tree in front of it. But the bathroom on the other hand was very small, too small for four girls if you ask me. Each one had two small shelves which wasn’t enough for all our things. But we had to deal with it. In my opinion rooms could be bigger but it was much better than in some other dorms I saw.
When I moved in I got three roommates. The one living in the room with me was Romina and girls in the next room were Martina and Tadeja. They were all very nice and fun girls so it was easy for me to adjust to a new way of life. It was the first time I was living away from home.
Romina was a great roommate – we both hated early rising so she didn’t make loud noises when she had to get up early. It was a different story when she came home late after partying. She tried to be quiet very much but it didn’t go well so usually she woke me up. I know it wasn’t her intention and it was fun seeing her wasted. It was nice having her as a roommate and I was sad when she moved to another dorm.
Martina and Tadeja were quiet girls and they both liked cleaning so we always had a very clean suite. We didn’t hang out much and after a couple of months I spent less and less time in the dorm because I was more or less at my ex-boyfriends place.
It was difficult for me to adjust to living with total strangers. When you live with someone you have to adapt to him and it’s easier if you know your roommates habits. I was never totally comfortable with living with total strangers and that’s why I spent most of my time away from the dorm. And don’t get me wrong, the girls were great and there was nothing wrong with them or with our relationship. It’s just that I’m more comfortable living with someone who I know and I trust. That’s why I decided to move in with my boyfriend.
Living with him is awesome that’s why I think this theme deserves it’s own blog.