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 🙂