When I first arrived at college I didn’t really know what to expect and was completely unprepared. I didn’t bring enough clothes or dishes and since I was trying to save money I didn’t think decorations were important so I didn’t bring any. As the first two weeks went by and I went from school to practice to my very white dull bedroom, I found myself becoming very depressed.
I talked with my parents and friend but could not figure about what was triggering my depression. Another week went by and it just kept getting worse. I had very little energy and just wanted to stay in bed all day. My parents then came to visit because they were becoming worried and after two minutes of being in my dorm my mom stated: “no wonder you are so depressed look at your room”. I was very confused by the comment and when I asked my mom to explain she said, “Your room can make a big difference in your attitude. If you have nothing to look at to cheer you up and all you see is white it is a lot easier to become depressed. Having a fun cute room will make your attitude change, just watch.”
So that afternoon we went to the store and bought decorations for my room. We bought mirrors and rugs and pictures and lamps and when it all came together the difference was amazing. I still didn’t fully believe this was gonna help but I did love how my new room looked. So after a week past, I called my mom and thanked her. It truly did help. I found my depression had disappeared and I was happy and cheerful. I learned that people don’t live in blank houses for a reason and that having proper decorations and area rugs can truly make a difference in one’s happiness.