School is the foundation on which we learn how to study. It is the first path that takes us closer to the person who we are eventually.
But, it is the college, that truly shapes our hopes, forges them with our dreams, and help create a reality that is closest to being the person that we are. We enter college, with dreamy eyes, and even bigger hopes of being that 'someone' closed in our eyes.
A normal graduation course is 3 years, almost all professional courses extend to four years (barring Medicine, I am still not sure how much do they study) and then comes the Law school, half a decade of seeing the same classmates going to the same college. From being a dreamy eyed teenager, we come out as Legal eagles ready to conquer the world.
Five long years.
When I joined law five years back, it was a struggle to get up, catch a bus, and then go to college. The countdown to the final day at college started the first day I attend my classes. But, nothing in this world could have prepared me for the actual day.
It was our college farewell ( We were not even expecting a farewell, btw) today. The function was one of the best that I have seen in my college. Not only me,my entire batch was out of breath seeing the arrangements that juniors had done. There were the usual speeches, and the DJ, what more was there were the titles that were given by our juniors to us, and the ones that we gave to our teachers.
* I got the title of 'Ms Punjabi Tadka'* .
And, I cried too. I cried because, today the final realization that life is no more in a schedule, that my next step is as far away as god only knows what, and I cried, because, I felt the sadness that filled my heart, as I left my Kingdom behind, in search of new lands.
I call my college my kingdom, because, it was like that to me. I was royalty. * This was proved when I was announced as Ms. B.A. LL.B 2010 * I did so much in my college, and most of the times, I was reluctant. But, I did it, because, I wanted to be a part of the memories that I leave behind with each of the faculty member.
The last five years, have made me what I am. I am going to miss being in college. And more than anything else, I am going to miss bossing around, and being loved for the same.