Open Letters: To my roommate of four years

By Rosa del Carmen Gomez – 1851 Staff

It’s senior year and I’m not sure when that happened. Four years ago, I walked into Rockwell Hall and I met you. I went into the housing process requesting a totally random roommate  and I was a bit scared. We had spoken a few times on Facebook but not enough to know if we would end up getting along.

We ended up getting along and have roomed together since freshman year. We didn’t kill each other in those four years. People are always shocked when they hear that we have been living together throughout our entire college career.

These have been the best years of my life and we have had so many great memories. There are so many of them!

I’ll never forget when the campus lost power and we ran around Butterworth Hall in our socks playing tag. Do you remember all those times I would lose my Lasell ID and you would have to come let me into the building? Or all those late-night conversations into 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. on school nights? I will never forget all the impulsive trips to Marshalls. The countless nights we would stay in the library doing our homework until all hours of the morning. 

 Now our senior year took a turn because of the COVID-19 virus and it’s nothing like we imagined. The world seems to be in hysteria. If our senior year does get cut short, I want you to know the following things:

 I am so incredibly appreciative to have had you as a roommate for these past four years of college. You became a friend, a best friend, and now the sister that I never had. 

 You would listen to all of my rants after a long day and support me in every leadership related event or role I had at Lasell; you were everything that I needed to have for these four years. I knew I had your support and that gave me the confidence to excel. 

 You are the most genuine and kindest person I have met at Lasell and I can’t imagine a college experience without you in it. You are unlike anyone I have ever met and anyone that knows you would say the same thing. You are such an incredibly hard-working person and you’re full of positivity and hope. 

Friendships have always been hard for me. I never realized the importance of having one true friend who you can truly trust. Thank you for showing me what love for friendship is like. 

 Thank you for everything. I wouldn’t have become the person I became without you in my corner. I know this isn’t goodbye and I know I’ll see you soon. You will always be a part of me and I know we will be lifelong friends. 

No matter where our futures take us, I want you to know that I love you and I hope you will be my friend for the rest of my life. We need to make sure to keep in touch and maintain contact even when we live in two different states. 

Your (other) sister, 



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