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#328729 - 04/17/10 04:56 PM WoR question for alumnus
Survivinguy Offline
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Roommate or not? For those that have attended in the past, did u have a single double or triple? Why? Why not? Is having a roomate a helpful part of the experience? Or more challenging? Any thoughts appreciated.



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#328731 - 04/17/10 05:14 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: Survivinguy]
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A room on your own or with fewer room mates is always more expensive. I had a room with two other guys and I took plenty of ear plugs to share or to use myself.

I think having the room mates was helpful for the experience and more fun. I prefer it to being alone.

-efm

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#328735 - 04/17/10 05:35 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
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Howdy, my brothers.

Well, now i tell them that i'm gay. Plus my age (71), maybe they would rather be with their own generation.

I don't ever want to have a "private" room. (i can afford it).

I'll bunk in a room with others, as i don't ever want to be alone.

I will respect my other room mates wishes, and their boundaries.

Plus, we can talk frankly about our fears & we can see their tears. If permission is granted we can even give them a reassuring hug.

Heal well, my fraternal brothers, heal well.

Pete..Irishmoose.

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#328736 - 04/17/10 05:36 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
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I had two room mates. They were great and for me they added depth to my experince.

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#328743 - 04/17/10 06:50 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: earlybird]
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Mark -

You brought up an interesting point for me. You said something about the cost difference between going solo of rooming with others. I was under the assumption that the WoR was a flat fee which included everything but one's travel. Could you or someone else explain this a bit more for me?


Daryl

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#328744 - 04/17/10 06:56 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: prisonerID]
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The cost differs by whether you have a private single occupancy room with bath or double (1 roommate) or triple (2 roommates). The difference in price is about 200 or so. When u start the registration screen, it's about 3 pages in.

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#328752 - 04/17/10 07:16 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: Survivinguy]
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Thanks.

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#328754 - 04/17/10 08:03 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: prisonerID]
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I had a room to myself and I was glad to have it. I need a place to decompress and having the cabin to myself gave me a place to go to, even when I didn't feel I needed to.

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#328761 - 04/17/10 09:16 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: Alidade]
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When I registered I signed up for a single room, basically as a public service, because I snore! However kind that might have been to my WoR brothers, going back to my single room each night felt lonely and even a bit scary at the end of those days of such intense and wonderful "togetherness."

I also think not having WoR roommates means I missed out on another chance to meet and bond with some of the guys there, and I was so aware that every minute of time we got to spend just getting to know each other was both limited and precious.

But this is a very individual thing, I think - a single room would feel like a helpful sanctuary for some people (see Alidade's post above) but feel like exile to others. Know thyself...

-Mike

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With the hopeful and the willing
With the open and the strong...

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#328764 - 04/17/10 10:16 PM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: Ischyros]
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I really appreciate this question being raised, thank you survivingguy and also I appreciate the great responses. I've been considering this and good to know there are options.

Charlie.


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#328771 - 04/18/10 12:43 AM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: Charlie24]
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Thanks Charlie - I also very much appreciate all the alumnus sharing their perspectives on this- it really helps when thinking about going.

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#328910 - 04/19/10 01:42 AM Re: WoR question for alumnus [Re: Survivinguy]
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It is really a matter of helping you to feel safe. If you would feel safe, I would say go with staying with others. It was helpful to have guys to process with. On the other hand, I got very little sleep due to my own Hang ups.

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