I came to visit our Alma Mater yesterday together with two of my friends. We went there not for any other purpose but to visit the place where we used to ‘chill’, the PARKING LOT. No other place like it. It was raining yesterday and we got stuck inside the car. We had no other choice but to talk about all the things that we used to do back in college. That day brought us back all the memories that marked our college lives.
I’m writing this blog to give others an idea of how some of us are blessed to have learned a lot during our days in college. We all learn from different ways. Some of us learn by the books while others learn from the streets. I don’t intend to discuss how we memorized all the formulas written in a book because we all had enough of it. However, learning in some forms can be experienced through failures.
Some of us thinks failure is just a slice from our pie. Actually, it is! I do not understand why some people take it the other way. Either they take suicide or they get depressed (almost impossible to move forward). We all face certain circumstances in life, and all that comes with a good reason behind it.
I, myself, have gone through unexpected failures when I was still in college. Having several Rs (repeat) is definitely not a joke. There was a time that I got demotivated and I wanted to quit and start working but then I thought every thing that happened should not stop me from graduating. All that helped me realize how life teaches me (us) a lesson. It comes in the most unexpected way.
During our days as college students, we all came to that point when we wished we could just quit school and how we all envied our friends who are working that time (not to mention how much they are earning compared to how much allowances we get from our parents). We would always find their lives more interesting just because they are exempted from midterm and final exams, from tons of homework, or from school as a whole. What we didn’t realize is that we are wrong.
I know that a lot will agree to me when I say it is so much better to go to school than work. Yes, people who work get paid twice in a month but others have no idea how much obligations are put into it. Also, you cannot ditch work unlike with some of your classes (LOL). Be it in a day or night, working seems to take over the lives that we all have gotten used to.
If given a chance to go back to college, I’ll grab that! I miss how fun it was. It was one heck of a ride and I enjoyed every moment of it. College is the only time and place where I reflected about too many things in life. It has taught me how to carry myself in situations like no one can help. It gave me the best memories that no books can ever make me experienced and lastly, I met some of the coolest bunch!