It was my first day in Pune when I saw the college campus, the nearby area, the cafeterias, so many students, a few on bikes, a few fagging in the corner and a few whiling away time sitting with their friends. My mind was all blank then. I wasn't very impressed at the first sight- neither with the campus nor with the surroundings. The only thing that took my heart was its weather. Anyone could easily fall in love.. just like love at first sight :P
It was a weird thing that was going inside me. I was just not able to picture myself in there, in that particular surrounding. A part of me said that place wasn't my kind.. I won’t be able to fit in and it would never work out. People of my age were so sinked into it and I was a total stranger.. to all of it. Fear of staying alone was getting inside me.. fear of being taken granted for was coming to me, fear of falling down was killing me inside. But, there was a voice that said everything will be all good in the end. That I’ll be all soaked up by the end of the course. That this place will be my new best friend in sometime. All I need to do is wait and watch. And have faith in myself.
Now when I look at the college building, the campus, it feels so familiar. A place so known. An edifice once, now gives the feeling of a home. A building that seemed so blank once is now full of memories. Full of lessons. Full of adventures. Full of knowledge. Full of respect. Full of heart breaks. Full of love.. Full of pride. Full of joy. And full of uncountable moments that would last for a lifetime. I can still not fathom how once something seemed so foreign in the first sight became a part of one’s life. Nobody can ever predict that. Ever. Those college days gave so much to me.
Apart from the skills that added value, I learnt about people, their psychology, and most important, learnt so much about myself. Who am I, what do I want, where do I need to bring about a change in myself and above all self knowledge. The short trips, fests, events, competitions, presentations, assignments, cases, just everything! All the cafeterias, the bike rides, the hustle and bustle around the campus became my daily routine! That sight of a mere building became so much more to me than just being bricks and cement. And all of it added a new meaning to my life. And I am happy that its meaning changed drastically.
Has it ever happened with you? Something so strange and weird once is now something that you can’t live without? The list would be long I guess, but drop in your comments and let me know.. J
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