Let Freedom Ring


The last exam of my university life is less than 24 hours away. And the motivation I have to study for it could not stoop any lower. With all the excitement of crossing the finish line, can you really blame me?

I’ve decided to document how I’m feeling right now, so here I am.

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I remember taking the afternoon classes off from my high school to step onto my university campus for the first time ever. It was the day of registration. Nervous and barely smiling, I got my picture taken for my student ID card, picked my courses, and met some new people who were so different from my friends at high school.ย  I was scared, to say the least. I grabbed a copy of the student-run newspaper and then read it all the way on the ride back home to get a sense of what people did at uni.

But soon I found my life revolving around this place. I can easily summarize what I did on a regular basis: attended classes, had group meetings, made presentations, did homework, and joined everyone in complaining about the workload (which really was unbearable at times). What made everything all the better though was that some of the people I met here greatly inspired me. Perhaps some even changed me in so many good ways – ways that I cannot point out and probably donโ€™t even realize myself.

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“So what do you wanna be when you grow up?” was my little brother’s question for me today. I couldn’t help but smile at him. There isn’t any more growing up of that kind left for me to do, silly! I’ve had to decide that a long time ago. I thought about how the oldest memory I have is that of my kindergarten class and about how school has been one of the few constants in my life. And now it won’t be there? I didn’t wanna admit that it’s over, and didn’t wanna disappoint The Lil Bro with a boring answer, so I said “I haven’t decided yet. May be an Astronaut or may be a Treasure Hunter!” The questions that followed were difficult to answer though ๐Ÿ˜€

With whatever choice I’ve made, it’s now time to enter the infamous “real world.” The place where you’re no longer just a student and need to face the realities of life. You don’t have classes to guide you through your weeks. And you can’t tell your mom to not assign you any chores because you have midterm exams and need to be left alone in your room (even though you know you’ll be on Facebook most of the time).

At the same time however I suddenly feel like I can now do whatever I want! I’m free from the shackles of those never-ending assignments and glad to be moving over to the more exciting and also the much more challenging phases of life. This is going to be the real learning part.

The feeling right now is definitely of happiness ๐Ÿ™‚ So long, University! You’ll sometimes be missed…

Sincerely,
Anam

And now to pass that one last exam

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12 Comments

  1. I love this post. You’ve probably summed up what’s going on through everyone’s minds right now. No more school. No more comfort of being a student. It’s a scary thought, but we should all look forward to what’s in store for us next ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Annie

    Aww Anam! Reading this almost made me cry! But a happy cry lol…this is going to be a big change in your life, but definitely a positive one! We’ve been in school all our lives, so now it’s time to move on (well after 2 more yrs for me) – and be free !! ๐Ÿ˜›

    I love reading your blog, I can’t wait for more posts!! Now, GO STUDY for that last exam. Haha AND I should do the same for the one I have tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ..::hbrose::..

    Hi Anam,

    First, I would like to wish you the best of luck on your final examination! Hereโ€™s something to remember; your motivation may be low, but you have reached high goals, donโ€™t give up just yet, because this is just the ending of a new beginning! Anam youโ€™ve grown up so much (since the time Iโ€™ve met you), and you continue to grow, and I know you will grow to heights youโ€™ve never imagined. Take it a step at a time.

    Treasure Hunter ehh! I know what kinds of accounts youโ€™ll be taking care of! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I remember the first time you made your timetable, brought it to class, and showed it to us. Was it in physics or chemistry class? It was unbelievable, your sudden decision, determination, from science to business. Anam you are capable of anything! =D

    Because of you, I might need to start blogging! Look how youโ€™ve stopped me from studying. I better go study too! =P

    Love you <3
    Hetal

    • Your words were quite motivating… “donโ€™t give up just yet” but they would’ve worked a year ago. Last night I just wanted to pass lol

      And wow you totally reminded me of that. I forgot how I showed the timetable to you guys! You were the only one who would tell me to go into science loll

      and HETAL! I have the craziest idea for you!!! Will tell you soon!!!

  4. Aksemah

    As im writing this, you are standing infront of the mirror in our room and continuously talking about what you will do when you finish your exam tomorrow. Yes, i understand you are very excited to be completeing four years of torture, but don’t ruin everything by failing the last exam.
    GO STUDY.

  5. Lubby, I know this is so exciting!!

    Annie, Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish you good luck on your exams!! And don’t worry two years will be over before you know it!

    Sabby, I’m too excited to write anything today. May be tomorrow or may be I’ll just sing you the Friday song.

    Aksemah and Waqas – haha you guys suck! I think I passed and I’m happy for every minute I wasted cuz it was fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. thaksa

    Great post Anam! So this is what you were doing when you were supposed to be studying, eh? Haha, your sister took the words right out of my mouth.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    But in all seriousness, I think you captured what most people are thinking/feeling. I remember my enrollment appointment too! And my first day of classes. Wow, how time flies…

  7. Shalz

    I just remember you telling me on the phone after your first blog, that you were thinking about what to write on your next blog. Believe me, I really thought you’d leave writing your next blog until after the exam. Lol! Clearly, I was wrong.

    Now that you’re done with your exam…*Props* to last-time procrastination at Schulich!!! Haha!

    After reading this blog though, I’m still wondering….

    โ€œSo what do you wanna be when you grow up?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    LMAO! =P

    <3 <3

  8. Thaksa, You shouldn’t be surprised I wrote this the night before the exam. You know I was a big slacker this year overall lol

    Shalz, lol ya I must’ve told you that over the phone. That’s what my plan was too but I found an excuse – it’s important to be “documenting my feelings” ๐Ÿ˜›

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