Someone once very rightly said “you cannot start the next chapter if you keep rereading the last”, but it was hard for me to absorb the meaning of this saying. Yes, three years ago, I was in no mood of going away from my school, from my friends who meant so much to me for the last 12 years, away from all the familiar things starting with the school gate to the teachers’ complaints. It was going to be new. Everything was going to be different. I was not going to be treated like a kid who could just get away doing anything she wanted to. Life was going to change for better or for worst. It was the time when I had to join an engineering college for B.TECH. Time has somehow raced from around the corner to so near that I failed to notice its presence. And when I did, I did something which any sane person would do, I freaked out. I started having nightmares where college gates turned into huge megatron and I was running away from it. Childish, yes but I was not really used to a life outside the small circle that only consisted of my home, school and people I have been friends with for very long. The idea of meeting complete strangers and having to survive among them for the coming four years in some place I have never been before sent chills down my spine.
And with all these unsettling thoughts, I started my first day of B.TECH at BVRIT. The college had something in it that made me feel like it was welcoming me with its open arms. It felt good and that somehow kicked the pessimist in me the much needed kick. Slowly and cautiously, I spoke to a few people in my class and it was not as bad as it had been in my dreams or should I say nightmares? With this new found ray of light, I started talking to people irrespective of their stream, and realized that we were all birds of same feathers. It was not very hard to get along with them. People on my bus, strangers in my class, faulty who showed up every day with a new topic were no more offending, it actually felt good to know them and their presence had become important with every passing day. And three years from that day here I am, contented with what I have become. Today, I am someone who can talk easily to anyone in the campus. I have become a person who has this huge affinity for finding and learning about new things, and turned into a person who isn’t scared anymore as to what new things might bring tomorrow. Because my college life was the first experiment of that kind and I am more than happy with it and with all its results. Now, I am no more the same confused girl who was scared what she might do with her life. I have a new found love for robots and am willing to work on it. College helped me learn many things and most of all learn about myself. It somehow in a way helped me to define who I am. It gave me the confidence that there is nothing wrong in being who are and absolutely nothing wrong in dreaming big because you might reach there someday and working for that someday starts today, right now right here in this very campus.