I never truly wanted to go to university in the first place, but my parents asked me to go for at least a year to get a proper feel for it before I made my final decision about college.
I did what they asked, and I am now a senior in university majoring in secondary education. University is not as terrible as I thought it would be, but I do not prefer it either. I am more of a homebody, so being away from the old beach residence is not truly fun for me. I wish that I could attend the university that I am at now while still living at my residence, but it is just too far away from my parents’ beach house for that to be possible. If I could change anything about university it would be the whole dorm life thing. I do not prefer living in dorms one bit, and one of the main things that my roommates and I disagree on is the temperature control of our room. I share a room with several other boys, and it is especially dramatic at times. I usually just completely give in to their temperature control preferences because it is not worth the terrible fights that come if I insist on it being the temperature control that is reasonable. It is normally around 77 degrees in the room, and that is just too unbearable for me. I prefer the room to be closer to 71 degrees. It is absolutely strenuous for me to sleep at night because of how brutally hot the room happens to be. I decided to pick up a mini portable air conditioner machine that I plug in and use right beside my bed. It helps quite a bit, but I still cannot wait to be done with dorm life for good.