College dorming is not straight-forward.
There are several perks, of course, like living with your friends, cheap housing, and convenient dining options.
It was a load of fun times too! However, there are several challenges as well. Learning to live independent of your parents is very difficult. It is also hard to live with a total stranger. Additionally, there are small inconveniences, like heating and cooling mishaps, that make it a bit challenging as well. For example, while in my freshmen year, the heater was being repaired one weekend, during the repair, the college had to turn off the heater. It was turned off for two whole afternoons in the middle of the coldest winter season weekend. It was frosty! Many students complained to the college board and took it as far as filing regular complaints. I really would’ve done the same, even though I made it through that weekend thanks to a gift from my mom. The only thing that got me through this was my heated blanket. This blanket was so powerful that it kept me moderate all night despite the lack of heat. I almost forgot about the lack of heater at night because the blanket was keeping me so warm. I was really overheating a few times. I was beyond thankful that my mom sent me this blanket when I first moved into my dorm. I didn’t feel it was necessary, but Mom constantly knows best! After those few afternoons, the heater was up and running again. All was back to normal on my college campus.