I woke up this morning to an email with words like “experiences”, “journey”, “guidance” ,and the most dreaded one, “alumni”. That is when it hit me, that within 6 months I have become an “esteemed alumnus” from being a mere, carefree student.
Sleeping at 6 A.M has changed to waking up at 6 A.M
Chucking breakfast has changed to making breakfast
Coffee/Tea has become the most consumed beverage (wink wink)
Afternoon nap is replaced by Post-lunch meetings
Saturdays and Sundays have started making sense
Attendance Proxy? I only know the internet settings’ proxy
I’m fighting with my bai (how lower middle class is that?)
My flatmate and I discuss leave policies and who has better timings
Vadapav and chai? Please, that is so unhealthy
Favorite activity on weekend? Sleep
“I think my boss wants to eat me alive”
“I’m going home next weekend for the festival!”
On duty tours to Kolhapur (yay, that rhymes with Singapore)
“Let’s go the tapri” is replaced by “Let’s plan a meet”
Most frequent question – where’s the money, honey?
“He is getting married”, “she is getting married”, “they’re getting married”
We discuss what companies have visited campus and end up feeling that ours was the unluckiest batch
Numbers that matter to us are not “number of people in the HR/Marketing batch”
Slides? Pfff, it’s a child’s play
All these changes make me wonder how, just 6 months ago, I was able to go 3 sleepless nights in a row. It is all because that place had that magic. The campus life was so vibrant. What I am today is because of a choice I made 2 years ago to join SCMHRD, one that I will be proud of for the rest of my life. Those friends I made will be my family for a lifetime. I’m forever thankful to the 2 years ago me.
I still proudly say “Jisne sabki maardi, SCMHRD”!