For those who are wondering what SSN is, that is where I spent 4 wonderful years of my life. One that would never come back and the one that everyone calls it, the honeymoon period of one's life. Yes you guessed it right.
SSN - A journey that cannot be quite summarized in a paragraph or two, but as I sit down to write, so many memories flashes in my mind. Can’t help but take a quick walk down the memory lane that changed me in ways I never thought was quite possible.
Change! Now who would embrace change? The fear of not knowing what to anticipate doesn't sound very pleasant to many of us. Although the change terrified me, going to college was something I looked forward to. For some reason, breaking out of my cocoon sounded fascinating and challenging. The fear of an unknown future was over powered by the nerve to face the challenges with gusto.
The best thing about college was that, it was not just about academics. Learning doesn't end there. I learnt the hard way that not everyone is alike and it took a lot of me patience to get in terms with that. On the plus side, I realized that this has strengthened my fortitude. Being an adult brings its own baggage. You ask for it or not, responsibilities will be thrust upon us. Call it a woe of being an adult or whatever, but the grass is always greener on the other side isn't it? The self-confidence and the courage to face the world that this instigates is something that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Had I been anywhere else other than SSN, I wonder if I would have been the way I am now. SSN is the place where I was given the freedom to make my own decisions. “Fail until you succeed.. Explore as much as you can.. Now is always the right time.” Is something that dawned upon me.
Nostalgia strikes. What is learning without fun? My inhibition went off instantly when my seniors made me feel at home. No I don’t quite term it as ragging. Someone needs to break the ice after all. Those endless bus journeys. Now let me tell you something. It will take about an hour for me to reach college. So that had been my time to write observations (God, that term sounds so alien to me right now ) ,study for the unit tests(now don't laugh ok? Those were taken into serious consideration. That fetches us our internal marks),talk ,talk and talk and when its finally time to get down, finish with an "I will continue that story tomorrow :D " The last minute preps for the semester exams! This list is just never ending.. Those were indeed the moments that will be etched in my memories forever.! Just when I felt exhausted and needed to break free from the monotony, Instincts was round the corner. (Instincts is my college cultural fest) Racked my brain for the department symposium. Not to mention the ODs that will be provided for all this. Sneaked in and sneaked out as and when I felt like (:P).
No one is gonna make you do things forcibly. You are what you want to be. That is how great the culture at SSN is!
If at all I could go back, I would be so glad to. But life doesn't provide us with a rewind button. Those four years goes by in the blink of an eye. All that I have now is the memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life.