So we are done with class XIIth exams yet not feel any relief because Corona scare left us cocooned at home. How much we had wished for outings and catching up with friends and now this. Can be frustrating, isn’t it?
Well that is one way to look at the problem. As the pressure of performing in boards surpasses us another mounting pressure lies ahead- board results and choice of course/college which looks like where you will be for the rest of our life. Yes, I’m looking forward to my life of freedom and exploration in college, but wait, I don’t know if I can make right decisions with my life yet.
Yes, I want to be the in the best college, but not with any course just because my friends and family wants me to pursue it. We can empathize with this dilemma, as “we all have been there at least once in our lives”.
As much as it sounds like a repetition from elders, it leaves you with a sense of relief that it is OK to be baffled and unsure if what you plan to take now; is something you want to stay with for the rest of your life. Also doubts like what if you do not enjoy environment of the college, new friends or the course itself; is there any looking back?
This blog could be helpful for all students irrespective of their streams to get a basic idea as to how to go forward in their next phase and may I say-the most exciting phase i.e., college life. Spend some time with yourself and a notepad and ask,
- “What makes you happy? What is it that you are ready to give 100% of yourself to?
- Is there a dream that you want to accomplish? How do you picture yourself in that dream? Focus on yourself and craft a path as to how will you reach there. Internet explorer galore- ask, ask, ask and you shall find!
For some students, who have unfortunately not being able to make it to the place they desired, please talk to that little bruised person inside,
- Ok, so I didn’t make to the place I wanted to, this is not the end.
- I can still accomplish success in my life. I can be what I want myself to be.
- What can be my plan B? What else do I like, where I’m committing 100% of myself to?
Mind you this plan is a store house of all successful people; no one is a failure if Plan A does not work out right. You have to give yourself some space and opportunities’ to excel; sometimes circumstances could not be in your favor and nagging will never help.
Take each day as it comes, at least my mantra after being locked down to corona virus is this. Please allow yourself to falter, dust yourself up and keep up with all the chatter in your head with what to do next as this too shall pass away.
Wishing you a happy academic year full of twists and turns, new courses, new life at campus, healthy body and a peaceful mind.
Every life is a dilemma that must be solved by the person living it.