Sometimes communication is the hardest part of being an adult.
I feel like you can’t have a successful life if you don’t learn how to properly converse with your significant others, your co-workers, and a whole host of surface professionals that will be necessary throughout your adulthood. Being a clear and efficient communicator is a very important part of getting things done and moving through life without creating stressful obstacles. It turns out, communication is also an extremely imperative thing when it comes to living with roommates and managing your monthly utilities together. For the past several months I’ve been noticing that the energy bill was climbing through the roof little by little every time we received a bill. I tried to ask my roommate if she was using more energy throughout the day or night, but she looked clueless and told me she was using less energy than ever, if anything. I didn’t think much of it and assumed that our Energy bill would even out if we kept an eye on HVAC usage and turned our lights off more often. However, as the air temperature decreased our Energy bill only got worse. Furthermore, I started worrying about the heating system because it was rather chilly in the house every morning when I woke up. After a few hours, the heat would take over and the uneven hot and cold temperatures would balance out. However, I didn’t know what was creating the cold patch. A few weeks ago I finally got my answer. I received a text message from my roommate in the morning apologizing and asking me to close her window. Apparently, she had been sleeping with it open every night to let the cold winter air in and forgot to close it this morning.
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