I believe in opportunities, I don’t believe in problems. When I signed up for this trip I thought I would open myself up to meeting another solo traveler and sharing a room. When I arrived to Copenhagen my first day, I met my roommate. We went up to our shared room and right away she told me she snores. I’m a very light sleeper so I cannot sleep next to a snorer. Not even a light snorer. So right away I became a bit concerned and I thought, oh God, I can’t go without sleep for two weeks!
The first night, we tried me going to sleep before she did so that hopefully I could sleep a bit. After a couple of hours I was awake from the snoring. It could have been the jet lag as well, who knows. The next night she gave me earplugs. Once again I went to sleep before her, and after a few hours I was awake again due to the snoring. Subsequently it’s been a myriad of combinations with sleeping pills and what not. I just can’t sleep through noise.
Last night, I went out and she stayed in. When I returned she had moved her mattress in to the bathroom and said she would sleep there to see if I could sleep through the night.
The thought that someone cares this much and is so self aware really touched me. To go as far as choosing to sleep in the bathroom amazed me!
During the night I normally get up 1-2 times to use the restroom. Since I couldn’t use the restroom I got up in the middle of the night, put my shoes in and a jacket and went to the first floor and went across the hotel to use the restroom. Then found my way back to my room.
When I woke up this morning, my roommate was back in bed. She said it was very hot in the bathroom and she couldn’t sleep.
I don’t know how the rest of the trip will be but I definitely feel grateful to have a roommate like her, snoring and all. It’s truly no one’s fault in this situation. I am thankful for the opportunity to see this side of love and compassion.
Always see an opportunity, it will come in time!