Unit: Renter's Life
Hey, I’m Taylor Vogel and this is Now That I’m Not Your Teacher. Each week we’ll explore an aspect of adulting that you might have missed in school. Since I used to be a teacher, I’ll structure it in ways that are proven to help you retain information. But since I’m not your teacher anymore, I can approach it in a way that’s honest and sometimes inappropriate for a classroom.
In this week’s unit, we’re exploring Renter’s Life—making the most of it, being ready to move out on a dime, and embracing all of the life that can happen when you have the flexibility of renting your space.
In today’s episode, we’ll touch on roomies!
I had the honor and privilege of living with one of the world’s best humans for two years—my friend Chenoa. I’m a bit of a loner, and can happily live alone, but my wallet doesn’t always allow me to, and I bet yours doesn’t either. The right roommate not only helps you build savings and operate within your budget, but can also lead to life long friendships if you’re smart about it. Chenoa and I went to school together, and always had pleasant interactions, and barely knew each other. The reason we were a good fit? Our friend Braylon matched us up. “You should move in together!” She knew us both well enough to know we would be a good fit. If you’re looking for a roommate, ASK YOUR FRIENDS TO CONNECT YOU. It’s a great way to get a good foundation.
Once you have a roommate? They will annoy you. It’s just bound to happen when you live with someone day in and day out. The two main things to remember when living with another human are:
Hopefully, setting expectations and letting things go will be two keys to help you have a lasting friendship with your current or future roommates.
What is your best tip for living with a roommate?
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