I'm More Comfortable In My Dorm Than I Thought I'd Be

United States
January 22, 2012 4:25pm CST
I spent my night in my dorm with four other girls and it went quite well. I was a bit homesick because I feel kind of lonely here. I have no friends or anything, but I mean, overall, I feel oddly comfortable. As if this place has been my home for awhile. Seems like that's a good thing, right? How was your first night in your dorm?
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jan 12
hi stephanieAnnc I was a very young twenty and very lonelyt so in myt second year I was stupid and quit college. but I was not lonely during my two years at U of California Irvine as I had my hubby and son home waiting for,me each evening. going back to college when marrie did have some advantages. no dorm to worry about. lol lol
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Jan 12
Now you are in a retirement dorm. It is just not the same as our own homes, but hopefully we will have friends to visit with in any circumstance.
• United States
23 Jan 12
I'm sorry to hear that, Hatley. I hope you're not lonely in your retirement dorm!I feel lonely right now because I don't know anyone either, but I hope to make friends soon. I'm pretty friendly, so I'll just be myself and see what happens.
@AmbiePam (48153)
• United States
22 Jan 12
My first night in a dorm was odd. But then again I was bound to feel odd with the roommate I had. She was 4'9 and I was 5'11. It was so awkward anywhere we went I felt like the Jolly Green Giant.
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• United States
23 Jan 12
As long as you guys got along! My roomates are all short. And luckily, so am I.
22 Jan 12
Never did that did my degree part time while I was running a factory. We had to do the same work as the full timers so it was hard work
• United States
22 Jan 12
I see. That stinks. I'm sorry to hear that.
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23 Jan 12
No don't be sorry it was hard work but I enjoyed it. Only got 2.2 Honors though. Think if I had been doing full time I might have got a 2.1
• United States
23 Jan 12
I see. Glad you enjoyed it!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
23 Jan 12
I haven't stayed in a dorm before but I am glad it is working out for you! You'll make friends soon. Maybe it means that you are where you are meant to be right now that you feel so comfortable. Take care!
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• United States
23 Jan 12
I hope that is indeed a good sign!
@tatzkie23 (773)
• Philippines
23 Jan 12
It's normal to feel homesick, especially if this is your first time to be away from your family. Try to make friends, so that you don't have to feel lonely anymore. But beware, choose your friends. I didn't have my dorm before i was in college, But i did have when i was reviewing for my board exam. It was my first time to be alone, I don't feel scared, i feel excited because i'm free at last. LOL. I felt comfortable in my room, i was alone, but not feeling lonely. I was busy reviewing. I only stayed there for 3 months and then i came back home. I didn't feel homesick or something, because i can do whatever i want. LOL.
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• United States
23 Jan 12
Exactly! I don't feel homesick because I can do whatever i want, but somehow, I'm friendsick. I miss my friends. They seem so far away and it's only been a few days here, so I haven't made any new friends yet.
@MandaLee (3691)
• United States
22 Jan 12
Glad you are comfortable. I did not go off to college. I hope you have a great semester!
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• United States
22 Jan 12
Why thank you!
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Jan 12
I do not remember my first nights in a dorm, it was so very long ago. I think it is great that you do feel comfortable there, though. I know you will be homesick, but this is an important step for you.
• United States
23 Jan 12
I don't feel too homesick. I just miss my friends and boyfriend. I hope I make new friends here though.
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Jan 12
You will make friends and maybe your boyfriend can come for a visit.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 12
I have a few experience as that time we need to change hostel every year so I have different roommates in different hostel every year. Usually we just have a chat and get to know each other. The last year I was there I was alone at that first night as my roommates leave the room once she placed her things there- not sure where she went to so I just meet her the next morning. Yeah, you will feel a little awkward but you will be fine after awhile~(^^)
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
25 Jan 12
I think I was like that too! My first dorm when I was 17 was in a different city, an hour and a half plane ride away. Although I missed my family, I also found sense of freedom which was a bit exciting for me. In a few days, I also felt really at home. I hope you enjoy your stay!
@zralte (4186)
• India
24 Jan 12
Glad you are comfortable. Going to new places can be scary. Seems like you fit right in. I remember when I was starting college, I was quite scared. I have never been in a hostel and I was missing home real bad. Once I start making friends, it was alright. Good Luck with college.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
23 Jan 12
That is a good thing. I spent my first night in my apartment away from home for school listening to weird sounds and being a little scared. I knew my apartment wasnt in a very nice area but it was all i could afford at the time. When i lived with my grandparents for a year for university it was just like being at home. comfortable i knew where things were and i wasnt alone. I enjoyed that alot more.