“I’ve packed my bags, I’m ready to go
I’m standing here, outside your door,
I hate to wake you up to say Goodbye..
Coz’ i’m leaving on a jet plane…”
These lyrics reverberated in my ears as I packed my life into a suitcase and within 3 hours flew away from my nest to explore the unknown. My home had been an abode for nearly 21 years now, however, just like a bird, I wanted to taste independence. As I bid adieu to my beautiful family members, they blessed me with tears of joy. I dint breakdown, I held my breath, looked into my grandmother’s eyes and promised her.. I’ll be back before you know it :’)
With renewed excitement and energy I welcomed my new post graduation life with open arms. Symbiosis, I heard, was one of the finest colleges in India, providing world class education for professionals. They stand corrected. Being in the “Silicon Valley of India”,
my aura was refreshed. One puts a certain sense of trust and faith into the new education institute, the perceptions and illusionswere playing in my mind. On the first day of my college, I had jitters, a bitter-sweet feeling of nervousness. Will I be able to adjust? Will I make friends? What if the teachers don’t like me? I put all these feelings aside and decided to arrive. It was time for me to arrive to my destination. Finally.
An alien land with unfamiliar faces, awkward silences and uncomfortable salutations. I felt I wouldn’t make it. But I did. I certainly did as soon as the induction program started. The Induction Program welcomed us with open arms to be a family for the next two years as well as gave us a fair-share of warning regarding the hardships we might have to face. During the program, I sat beside a girl. A Delhite with mind you, NO ATTITUDE! (Sorry of the stereotype,but that’s exactly what I’ve faced.) We chatted for an hour, already giggling and goofing around. I felt at ease. This place was already accepting me.
I had no idea that the coming days would be the best days of my life. I made friends, some really sweet friends and even share my aspirations. For a girl who givesan impressionof being aloof, I managed amazingly well