Coming from the comforts of our house, we bring along a bag full of apprehensions, as we step into Manipal. However, as time goes by, and we gather new experiences, we all find ourselves in love with the town and the college. With newfound freedom, away from our homes, we learn to be our own guide on this new track, full of unexpected turns.
As a fresher, the prospect of college often sounds alluring with its ideals of passion and the promise of freedom. However, with busy schedules and tiring classes, it can very quickly start feeling overwhelming. Looking back on the first year of college, you realize just how much you’ve grown to love this place you now call home.
Beginning with awkward introductions among classmates and ending with an overwhelming nostalgia towards friends in the hostel— the first year goes by in the blink of an eye. Amidst all the experiences that one goes through, a few instances stand out in the time spent in this small town. It’s these moments that creep their way into our hearts and well up our eyes by the time we say goodbye for the much-needed summer break.