Volume 3, Issue 6, (Originally Published on Monday 15th April 2013)
Dear Agony Aunt,
I currently live at home, and some of my new JD friends have asked me to start a share house with them next semester. I think it would be fun, but I’m kind of worried that living with friends who I also have classes with might be too much time spent together. I don’t want us to all end up getting on each other’s nerves. Should I move in with them?
Dear Potential Housemate,
Choosing people to live with is never easy. Especially when it comes to living with friends. Just because they are fun to get boozed with doesn’t mean that you are going to like their quirks and habits. Maybe they clip their toenails at the kitchen bench, and leave their dishes lying around the house to turn mouldy and someone doesn’t pay their bills on time. Or you might wake up to cake on your birthday, have spontaneous sing-a-longs and/or dance-offs in your living room, and have someone to go pick up that parcel waiting for you at the post office.
Basically, this is a long-winded way of saying, you just never know.
Either way, go for it. Share housing is a rite of passage, and everyone should have at least one ‘this insane housemate I once had <insert nutty story here>’ and one ‘the best housemate I ever had once <insert awesome/sweet/hilarious story here>’ stories to tell.