April 2, 2014

C for Ca-Ca-College!!

College is everyone's first dream land. After high school, we feel so proud to join in Junior college/Higher secondary because we feel we achieved something and now we are eligible for college. One of my lecturers used to say college is Call...Age.

Doesn't it sound true? College is when we grow from a teen to Adult. Change in hormones lead to many changes in our behavior, attitude, our body language etc. We feel as if we are grownups. We don't want to care for what our parents say and feel that they give us never ending and boring lectures. We feel our friends are our world and want to hang around with them, bunk classes for picnics, movies and what not!

We have new attractions, new friends and are ready to do anything for them. I have seen some people go extremes to prove their love and affections to others. Me being one of them. Not anymore though. All this is good as long as it is within the limits and studies don't take a back seat.

It is an entire world all together. Yet, it is the most wonderful place with new aspirations, higher aims, busy schedules with loads of work and night outs during the exam times. Oh!! what a fun to recollect.

Bigger dreams of getting your dream job and earning that five digit salary after studies was one of the big goal in those days. Thinking that we can have anything in life if we get the five digit salary.

Little do we realise that we hardly have the time to enjoy the five digits once we join work. Now we realise that the five digits and job satisfaction is not all what we wanted. Whenever, we look back and think about college, I am sure a smile crosses our face with the gossips, sweet nothings, those big dreams we dreamt in back then.

P.S: I did a bit of cheating on this one. I had a big post written and was afraid if my readers will run away. So, had my Darling pen up for me in the 11th hr!!

29 comments:

  1. Oh yes..thats why I studied Engineering you see! Because it was the easiest road to get a job! :) Jokes aside, yes college did mean a lot to me! So much so that my entire A to Z challenge is dedicated to those precious memories I made in my college

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  2. Oh, we are still in love with our college life :D whenever we see something, we go , " When we were at college ..."!! This is Universal :D

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  3. College was probably the most relaxing time of our lives!

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  4. I had the best 5 yrs of college. Law! And I think my work is not that bad too! Considering I still see my friends in court every single day!
    But yes, I do miss those days!!
    It is all right to cheat :P

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  5. College. ....those glorious years.
    What lovely memories.

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  6. College - I think I will burst with nostalgia *sobs*
    Nice post, doesn't look like it is penned in the eleventh hour!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  7. Those days were the best period of our life,which we can never forget.

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  8. So much fun reading your posts including older ones that I missed, Latha:)

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  9. Oh yeah! certainly. The first taste of freedom...first feeling of being grown up.

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  10. Strange but I dn't miss my college at all...I met some of the worst people possible there..Ofcourse the only good thing that I got out of it was my husband and I thanks God for it! :)

    Random Thoughts Naba

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  11. Too many college chronicles today. Interesting . I have mixed emotions (good and bad) about collge but ya it sure is the call -age
    Good one

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  12. Ah, college, what wonderful days they were! So many crushes, eating maggi and manchuri in the afternoon, the bus rides home, friends and their heartbreaks and of course the chit passing during lectures ;) The only regret I have is that I wish I had studied a bit more :)

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  13. College life.... the best days of life :)

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  14. College is indeed awesome! How we yearn to go back to those days.
    P.S. I did not Milaap widget existed. Thanks! Now I got one too from their website.

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  15. I so agree with you. A well paid salary isn't enough in life.. and we realize it later in life.

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  16. Funny how we can't wait to get out of school and yet when we start working, we realize how good it really was. I enjoyed your recollections of what college is about as we grow from young people to independent adults.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/04/c-is-for-crazy-cat-lady.html

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  17. I loved college too much to want to get out of it! And I'm not talking about the studies!
    Good idea, Lata to get a 'guest' post here. :)

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  18. I love this post so much! right now am in a position where sometimes i want to finish off with college soon and get a job and sometimes I wish college days would go on so that i can have fun and carefree life :D

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  19. Ohhh !!!!How we all miss those carefree days !

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  20. Practically everyone has fond memories of their college days :)

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  21. College is one memory, I wish I was lost in a time wrap. Lovely Post..:)

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  22. How lucky you had Your Darling to help in a pinch! College? I was in Texas (from NYC) for college. You want to talk about a culture shock!

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  23. School and me never mixed much. I got my associates and then got out of there. I'm one of those people who needs to work in order to learn. Sometimes I wish I had a crazy college life, but then other times, I'm happy with my quick little tech school experience.

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  24. I loved my college days. They were the best! Cheating is fine, I am planning on outsourcing one of my challenges to my hubby. :D

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  25. Yes, you don't realize there's no time for much at all once your working full time.

    Sunni

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  26. I don't have many fond memories of college so mostly I have forgotten about the days...but am glad to read your post :)

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  27. College... the best days of our life!! More than my graduation years, I loved my MBA days. The fact that we stayed in a boarding then added to the fun! :)

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  28. So very true. I terribly miss my college days, just for the fact that it brought everyone in one place, all my friends could see each other at least once and now people are all in different fields. It was the transition from school to work and from a kid to an adult. I miss those days!

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