Have you ever asked yourself that which phase in your life was the most memorable one?
This question takes me back to the first day of my college when I had tears rolling down my cheeks while bidding a goodbye to my parents. A goodbye brought along with it many first hellos from new friends. So there I was, all alone in a hostel away from my home for the first time. I made some new friends and the feeling was different. Yes, I was alone but not lonely. I knew I would experience pressure, deadlines, joys, sorrows, friendship, love, betrayal all at once and I wanted to see even their perception of living life this way. May be they had their new styles of enjoying this new phase of life. So basically I was here to LEARN, EXPLORE, DREAM and ACHIEVE. I was here to realize that sky is not a limit, it’s a destiny.
Each day brought along some lesson to learn. The first fight with my best friend taught me that she is one such friend I can bet my life upon. The first lunch in canteen made me realise the value of mom-made food. The first backlog taught me to face what we must face. The first drink with my friends made me realize that it’s okay to break the rules sometimes. The first love gave me an over the rainbow feeling. The first shopping made me a better bargainer. And there just cannot be an end to these moments. Each first time made me who I am today.
Away from my family, I experienced freedom and a zeal to travel and explore new places, new roads, new journeys, new people and a new pack of memories altogether. I traveled in state transport buses, been to different villages away from the chaos of city life, spoke to local people, did river rafting, paragliding, trekking and meanwhile I realized my love for inking such crazy adventures. We build a mosaic of memories, a panorama of beautiful life and a bond of trust with some crazy friends for a lifetime. The odyssey has been thrilling with many ups and downs giving a bunch of moments to cherish for a lifetime.
Being in the last year of such an amazing college life, I would like to ask myself a question. Would that feeling of every first times had been the same if there was nobody to share them with? Would this college life become special without my friends who always walked along in this odyssey of life? NO.
Another year, and people will sparse away. The beginning of another phase will begin once again. Everything will change once again. What will remain the same is the Memories. Memories, which made me write my book of life.
Well, I have got my answer to the question.
Did you get yours???