Wouldn’t life be much easier if at every turn on the life’s road we have this board stating “caution : rough road ahead” to warn us against all the twists and turns life holds in store for us. Sadly, we don’t have the privilege of this board and thus with all our might we travel through the bumpy road…
School life was good. She was always in teacher’s good books, always the one who got duties to do, a champ at public speaking. She had some people around her whom she called friends. Unaware of what was ahead, they spent their days happily. The road wasn’t bumpy for her back then may be because school was a time when all of them were under a protective cover, away from the atrocities one faces in the big bad world.
All good things come to an end. So did school. At that point of time she was looking forward to what everyone described as “the rocking college life.”. Yeah! She breathed a sigh of relief. Done with school. Finally a graduation student.
The day came. The journey began and so began experiences of a lifetime. Nobody had warned her to no more be the child at heart as she was in school. Nobody told her she will judged for everything she does as well as for everything she doesn’t. Nobody told her there will be times when she will have to stand all by herself. Time was to tell all this to her.
Time is the best teacher but may be she wasn’t a good student. Time began it’s lessons. She always failed the exam because she could never understand what was going around her, what was happening to the people around. Till the time she could understand and react, it was all done.
What began as a journey with the promise of togetherness with some unknown people had started to turn bitter. She realised that yesterday who was laughing with her was now laughing on her. Bitter walls of judgement had been built. May be that is how it is. Who knows? This question paper wasn’t easy as those in schools.
Now she is half way done with that “rocking college life” and completely done with some people 😛 Yes, college is rocking. Rocking enough to turn you and your life upside down. 😛
May be years later she will miss these bitching sessions, these lectures, these arguments, these friends, these frenemies, these ego clashes and the list goes on. May be years later she will thank all these days and all these people for shaping her into someone solid enough to face the big bad world.
For now… She has learnt to enjoy the bumpy ride and let it go because that’s the only option she has.