And The Winters Are Here
“No winter lasts forever,
No spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland
Last year, this date, the 1st of December had an altogether different meaning for me. It marked the day when we were entering the last term of our graduation. The month that gave me the feeling that I am all grown up now, I’ll soon be a graduate. Adding another feather to my cap, it was time to move on to a new journey.
With all these glee thoughts there was something else that was constantly ticking at the back of my head.
“Doesn’t the ending of college mean that I won’t get to meet my friends anymore?
Oh my! All of us would tread on different paths. What if we don’t meet again? What if they forget about me? “
After all this came the crucial part- “Will I get into a good B-School? Or will I end up doing a mediocre job for the rest of my life?”
December was the month when I first realized that I couldn’t afford any more reckless mistakes. It was time to get my head into the game.
And as it started, the winter that I loved so dearly, the very winter that I wait for the entire year was no more the same for me. It was as if the winter was waiting for me to embrace it. It was time to shed the brown leaves of my carefree childhood and enter the spring of being a responsible adult.
It is December again; looking back I see how I have transformed in this one year. And the questions that I had when I first entered this phase of my life, the ones that scared me so much, do not hold any importance any more.
A new set of questionnaire has been prepared for me. Such is life, I guess, as seasons change, so do we. I turned a new leaf last winter and this winter, I don’t plan on doing anything different.
Kanika Kashyap | PGDM 2015-17