So, living with three other girls in an apartment was the most life-changing for me. My parents got divorced when I was five years old, so I have been living with just my mom for about fifteen years now. I've never had any siblings so it's been a rough semester adjusting to the other girls. I got homesick often, so I would go home on the weekends a lot to visit my mom. When I got back though, I tried not to let the little things bother me, but they did. So it basically took me about three months to get used to having these other girls around. I'm sure it was hard for them to live with someone new as well so I wasn't the only one, but it felt like I was all alone. At first, I thought that we would all kind of keep to ourselves, but that changed quickly and I've learned a lot about these girls and they have taught me a lot about myself that I never knew before.
Not only did I share an apartment with three girls, but I shared a bedroom with one of them. This was tough for both os us, but eventually we got used to it. We worked around each other's schedules and really got to know one another in the process. now I can't even imagine what my first semester would have been like without Lizie, that's her name by the way. She has taught me to become a stronger and more independent person and also how to do things for myself instead of relying on others all the time. My life was turned upside down when I came to Columbia College Chicago, but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.