Oh, the Joys of Dorm Living
It’s Friday night and you have a night of movie watching ahead of you. However, you get back to your awesome Lodge dorm/apartment when you realize, “Hey, you know… I don’t think I really want to watch a movie right now.” So what do you do? Re-arrange your room of course!
Well, at least this is what my roommate and I did. Both my roommate and I are spur of the moment people who enjoy going out and socializing over spending hours creating a beautiful living space. However, with it being part two of sophomore year, we decided that our room probably needed a little bit of sprucing up. So in a flash of inspiration, we took our ho-hum room and made it feel like actual breathing human beings live there– all while staying completely within Bethel regulations!
As with any project, my roommate and I both came to understand some important, valuable things…
1- Maybe 9:30 pm isn’t the best time to start moving your furniture. At least, if you want to stay on good terms with the people living below you. We haven’t heard anything fom the poor souls on first floor Lodge yet, but it’s never a good idea to push it.
2- Cleaning out drawers leads to all sorts of fun discoveries! I found my lost flash-drive, about $3 in change, a couple of socks, art supplies, cards people have written to me, forms I forgot to turn into to various places, and my stuffed squirtle. If that’s not success, I don’t know what is!
3- Disney Pandora=Epic moving music. Honestly, nothing is more inspirational than I Just Can’t Wait to be King, Under the Sea, and Bare Necessities all in the same mix.
4- Some things are best just left in the closet. Justin Beiber, Barbie, and Tom the Turkey are just a few of the “better that no one knows they’re here” items that are just frankly best left in the closet.
5- The Office party is synonymous with “Come help me decorate my room”. There’s a lot of work that goes into making a vision become a reality. Sometimes, more work than just two people can do, so it’s necessary to enlist the help of friends to cut, tape, and trace.
We’re not quite done yet, but we do have our inspiration and projects in progress! Here’s a little sneak peak…
We cut dozens of cute little birds out…
And we used the cutters at the ERC (Education Resource Center) to cut out dozens of leaves.
We created an “Inspiration Board” where we place things that inspire us.
My trendy roommate has really cool ways to organize her earrings.
Hopefully we’ll finish our project this weekend… picture to come!