I have had an extended weekend of sorts this past week. Courtesy being sick.
And for me extended weekends mean two things: coming home to laze around and losing track of time.Literally. So bad that I refuse to look at the calender even when my laptop is running. Oh, yeah wall and table calenders are an obsolete concept to me.
But mind it , this is only for the extended weekends.
Of course, time catches up with me, or rather I catch up with it. And that’s what happened this time around.
I made the mistake of looking at my phone. Damn it. All my drowsiness from the antibiotics kind of wore off.
March was ending. So was my semester. I mean, of course semesters end. Only that this was the last.
And all this had me thinking of one particular thing. Graduation.
The thought of graduation isn’t a new thing. Four years back I had graduated from school.
As much as I miss school, the realisation that school was over hit me long after I had started college. So much so , I didn’t have time to feel sad over it. College happened and I was swept up in its activities. Something that I had missed in my last two years at school. Fun.
And I met some amazing people. Or rather the incidents related to these people have been nothing short of Legen-wait for it-Dary!
When it comes to opening up to people and choosing friends, I can safely put a tick beside that box. School had done that for me.
But college made me think out of the box, out of my closely guarding principles. And so I ended up being a part of a small family. And my family just keeps growing. even now, when we are down to our last three months !
Constantly staying with so many people from so many places has kind of cured me of my loner disease. Now sometimes I search for the company of people, something that I would not have done four years back.
Truth be told, under any other circumstance perhaps, I would have never chosen to hang around or may be even remotely be acquainted with the people I stay with. But four years is a really long time and sometimes it just takes seconds for one’s perspective to change. I have seen it happen, I have felt it happen.
I have had some share of the bitter taste of this phase of my life and there were moments when I would not accept a fact for what it was. I have been in denial regarding a few, but I guess after sometime I learned to let it go. College has ‘wo-manned’ me up !! Besides what’s life without a few lemons 😀
There are things that I had better at school than here, at college. For instance the awesome rapport and nearly back-slapping relation with my juniors! So much that it filled my entire farewell diary!
Now, I am not sure if I know enough people to fill half of it. Or probably I do. I just don’t want them to write and leave me with a memory (I think I might have a personality disorder).
There is certainly one thing that can’t beat my college experience, and that would be my department. Love it, hate it, it kind of just clings on to you and grows on you. Besides it gives you a sense of belonging, so I guess, all is not lost. Yet.
So when I look back and then I look ahead, if had to choose a single word to describe whatever I have been rambling about for the last 615 words (wow!), I suppose it would be ‘interesting’. But then what do I know, I am still three months away from graduating and I could still end up in knee-deep adventure. Trust me, I have a penchant for last minute stuff.
I had made this mental bucket list of sorts for my final year. And I think I am down to the last of the few left. But then again, I think I am getting ahead of myself and that of time. And I know this time around, time will catch up with me and not the other way round.
But that is all the time I have. Until graduation.