This is a picture of me and my roommate the first day we met (before coming to UMW to ultimately become sisters). My roommate, Maria (on the left), is probably the best one to walk the planet. I’m not going to lie, before meeting her, I was a little worried we wouldn’t click–because we previously had Tiktok beef and had played for rival club lacrosse teams–BUT, by the time I met her I could tell we were going to be best friends. With our shared love for Chipotle, Tiktok, and PopTarts, and the way she can fall asleep to literally anything, while I go to bed in the early hours of the morning, we the situation of first semester and made the best of it. I truly love this photo because I remember being so anxious to meet her, but by the time we took this picture, I more than excited for what was to come.
Like stated throughout my blog, I like to tell my story through those around me, so I knew I wanted my picture to be of someone who has had a significant impact on me. Maria has really pushed me to become my best self this past semester. She inspires me everyday to work my hardest in everything I do–she’s a chemistry major and is always on her homework grind. But outside of that, she shows me how balance is key in life. Between school work and our mini dance parties in our dorm room, to having every aspect together in school and feeling like you are floating in space with no idea what assignment is next, Maria really does it all and can have a good laugh while doing it. She cares deeply for those around her, is extremely well spoken, and is the most dedicated person I know. I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit of an odd-ball (my two favorite possessions are my Batman backpack and giant money chain), but Maria has no form of judgement and inspires me to be my 100% true self everyday. She encourages me to be as open, warm, and welcoming to others as she is.
So yeah, that is my favorite picture of me the BEST roommate to walk the face of the planet.