I completely understand what you have been going through the past few days. An uneasiness, a sense of panic. Rechecking the last year’s cutoffs to see if you would make it through that college or not. Also, an excitement of the unknown, of the fact that yes finally, you get to step out of the cozy shells you’ve lived in with your parents for years and finally experience the freedom, the independence.
Having spent two years of my life studying in one of the colleges of DU now, I feel I am qualified enough to write this. Suddenly from having to ask the teacher to use the loo, you have to make an irrevocable choice that defines the rest of your life.
Believe me or not, you need to take a chill pill and not let this thing get to your head. A decent college, promising career, a well-paying job, all of this is important, but it’s not everything. Life has much more to it. Your peer group, family, who you are as a person plays an equally significant role in defining who you actually turn out to be.
Also, not to forget, living on your own is no joke. I personally struggled to even prepare a bowl of good Maggie. You realize how pampered you were at your home when you have to no one to iron that shirt last minute or give you a head massage after a stressful day.
But nevertheless, this is the time that shapes your personality and becomes the base for the ‘future you’. Be cautious enough not to waste it all in useless activities. Because this is the only period when you have a lot of time on your hands. Mind the fact, graduation ke baad acche se lagne wali hai.
Lastly, rather than being on your own, live together in a group, a community. It improves your life in unimaginable ways and makes you feel less lonely in an alien state.
In the end, I never want to see a long face whining about that fact that I could not get into so and so college due to 1 or 2 marks. It never really matters in the long run. Trust me, I’ve been through it.