August 2, 2016
So, it has been a year from the time I embarked on a new journey in my life. (Apart from blogging, that is) It has been exactly one year since I started my life as an engineering undergraduate.
When I began this journey, I had many apprehensions about myself and my college. Let me justify the latter first. I study in an all-women engineering college. As a person who had always studied in the constant company of boys, this was something that was hard to get accustomed to. The pettiness of some girls & the constant chit-chat was irksome sometimes.
I had apprehensions about myself and my capabilities because during the two years of my pre-university course, I had lost myself on the way. My academic identity diminished to a very feeble flicker in contrast to the vibrant blaze that it was previously.
I began to seriously doubt myself and my self-worth.
But, after a year of soul-searching and immeasurable hard work, after making some very close friends, after learning so much about my subjects and myself and after meeting certain all-important mentors, I can say this confidently.
One year back, what I didn’t know was
- I had not lost myself, I had just forgotten how to adapt to new environments.
- Although many people can overwhelm you with their falseness (especially the female ones), there are some people in whom you can confide in confidently.
- Academically speaking, I was still the same trailblazer; I had only to change my approach.
Most importantly, what I didn’t know was, THERE WERE EXCELLENT PEOPLE AND THINGS ON THE WAY.
I am extremely content now. One year later, I have become a new person who can face new challenges eagerly.
So, do you doubt your situations and environments? Do you doubt your capabilities?
In that case, what you don’t know right now is that every challenge makes you better. What you don’t know is that adapting is often the best thing you can do. What you don’t know is that there are excellent people and things on the way.
Trust me, I speak from experience.
Mysuru, Karnataka, India