Change …


It seems only yesterday that I wrote this post  about finishing the first year of my college life. Three years have passed and in a month my college education will officially get over. I still am the same person that I was three years ago. Only a little more wisdom (or at least I’d like to call it that). I stand by every word said in the post, although I have no clue about the friend-betraying part now. What was I talking about ?!?!

When I look back on these four years, I can’t help but feel a slight pang of nostalgia. I had a few bitter incidents in college like every regular student does. These memories marred my thoughts about leaving college. Up until a few months ago, I thought I’d be happiest to leave and I’d never miss it one bit. But my sister always said, when you look back in time and review all your problems it will look so obscure and pointless. Oh, how so true! Now when I see it, all the fights and angry outbursts look so silly and sometimes even laughable. Only the good memories remain now.

I met many a wonderful people in these four years; some making a huge mark in my life. I consider myself lucky to have some great friends. That reminds me of another thing that my sister asked me recently. She asked me what it would be like to have all her classmates now in the same classroom that they studied and exactly in the same seats. I pondered over it. Would it be the same? Like everyone else, we friends have vowed to stay in contact with each other. But the gritty truth is most of the time, people lose touch. See, that is the thing I hate about nostalgia. You reminisce about those good memories but it reminds you that can’t relive the moment again. Sure, you can have reunions but it won’t be the same. People change. The childish innocence that you loved in your friends is partly lost..

I am starting to sound like the ‘Catcher in the rye’. Aren’t I ? But it is one of those things that one can only rant about but do nothing about it. Change is after all inevitable and one must learn to welcome it(Now I’m sounding preachy!). So here I go and I’m saying it, I will definitely miss college life!

P.S : So what about you ? You loved your college life and are you in touch with your college friends ? Share your thoughts 🙂


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Hi ! I'm Vandhana. Books. Blogging. Rickmaniac. Titanic. Time Travel. UFOs. Madras. Travel. History. Quirks. Shopaholic. Sinatra. Mozart. Beatles. Amelie. Me :)
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21 Responses to Change …

  1. Balu says:

    Yes, one can’t find the same innocence and craziness but few friends doesn’t leave you that soon :). I have only few friends and they are still close who wake me up in the midnight, gossip / talk about happenings, ideas and girls ;).

    Congrats for your graduation and all the best for your future. Start a successful career and rock the world. Cheers Vandhana!

  2. Praveena says:

    Yes,you are very lucky to have good friends..I am lucky too :)Because I grew up there mentally and got good friends.Now I miss those days..When I rewind the memories of my college days, it always makes me to smile:)

  3. I didn’t do college…yet…but I do still have the same 3 best friends that I had in highschool 🙂

  4. mahesh says:

    All the best for your project Vandana 🙂 Any campus recruitments? So what’s the next step – job / MBA / full-time blogging?

  5. Dilip says:

    Interesting indeed! Its always nice to cultivate good friends. Yes I am in touch with my school and college friends!
    Cheers 🙂

  6. Congratulations on finishing college. What a nice milestone.

  7. N J W says:

    Great blog, well written,really illustrates you as a person, good luck with all your future writing. Nick

  8. A very wise and witty post, clearly written by a wise old soul…

    OK, make that a wise young soul… : )

    Your line “that’s the thing I hate about nostalgia, it reminds you that you can’t relive the moment again” made me laugh and nod my head in rueful recognition. So true. We must enjoy every moment knowing it’s unique, and, as you say, welcome change, trusting that it will lead us to new, equally enriching moments.

    May I assume you received your diploma and a standing ovation?? Congratulations, my dear Vandy– you’re a good influence!! : )

    • vandysnape says:

      I have completed my degree officially but the convocation will probably be next year. Thank you so much for your kind words. It is always encouraging 🙂 🙂

  9. thefolia says:

    Just drove an hour to see my dear college friend today! It has been over eight years but really nothing changed but a few experiences in between. We just picked up where we left off and had a great afternoon together. Happy Commencement!

  10. Suresh2692 says:

    feels good to read the post,disappoints me if i think tat even i’ll feel the same “change” in another year after graduating:(,,,anyways nice job 🙂 especially the name in a PETAL is innovative
    keep going,gud luck:)

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