I Didn’t Have to Go Far Away at All for a Good Living Arrangement Solution

My sister moved out of our parent’s home about 5 years ago, and I had been missing her for such a long time. She left to attend a university in another state. I got to see her on holidays and during the summer, but it just wasn’t the same. After she graduated, she said she was coming back home to rent a Cordova apartment and wanted to know if I would be interested in being her roommate. My answer, of course, was a resounding yes! My parents thought it was a really good plan, too.

I am just 18 years old at the moment, but when my sister, Jenny, moved out, she was 18 herself. I was 13 when she left. I started high school the very next year, and I did meet a lot of friends. But I missed having her around. She is my best friend, and she always will be. She kept in touch with me often by making video phone calls to me, a lot of emails and text messages, too. I loved hearing about all the different things that she was doing in her classes all the time. I knew that I would one day be going to college as well, but I wanted to go to the one located in our own city. I noticed how hard it was for her to be away from home.

After I moved in, Jenny told pointed out that it was time for me to get started with taking college classes myself. I told her previously that I planned to go locally, and that I would also be working part time. This would help me pay for my share of the rent, utilities and food. I also know that she is really good about staying focused on her homework, and she could help me with that, too. My family was really pleased about our new living arrangements.