Reading blogs of people from college made me feel very nostalgic about my college days. It also made me ask myself what I could have changed if I were to do college again - and yes I answered myself with "nothing major, major." ;) Are you ready to go on a trip down memory lane with me? :)
I should have studied more, and tried to listen and absorb everything my professor was saying more. Buying books could have been helpful too although since I lived alone and was always "short" on cash, I would rather but food than buy books. Php500 could get you a long way during my time, it could be a week of groceries or a month of toiletries.
I would never ever change anything about the wonderful people I met when I was in college. I was a part of this organization called ANAK-UP and little did I know that they would become a big part of who I am. I am very convinced that almost everything I know about life, socializing, drinking and thinking was influenced by my dear friends from our organization.
Being away from everyone I met before also made me realize who my true friends are. Who threw me a going away party before I left? Who missed me? Who wished I was with them when I miss gatherings? Yes, the people I last hung out with in high school did not do that. However, the people who I hung out with before them did. I'm so thankful that I have them, we still talk. They're still the people I look forward to seeing when I come home. They will be the ones who are going to be invited to my wedding for sure!
My puppy love turned into 1st true love also happened in college. We went for long walks, long nights studying different things together, long arguments, long conversations and long comfortable silent moments. I learned a lot. If I had made a handbook about dealing with your first relationship, my friends would have loved it. I did not handle everything like how I would handle things now but everything seemed perfect and planned. My parents knew him first than I was introduced to his because he comes from an extremely patriarchally strict family who actually gave me two thumbs up. Hey, whaddayaknow! Parents love me! ;) So despite the heartbreaks, the petty fights, the drama, the fickle-mindedness, the "looking around," I would say, I wouldn't change a thing about my love life either. Being my ex boyfriend's girlfriend was difficult as we started dating when I was a freshman and his "exes" as they called themselves were not very fond of me. But then again, why should I care? They're not the ones I hang out with anyway. (Sorry to disappoint you but no, I will not post pictures about this. My boyfriend is currently far more important than satisfying your urge to see a picture of me with my ex.)
One thing I would have changed was that I should have went home when my grandpa was hospitalized before he passed away. It was hard to accept that I was not there when he left but I have to learn to do so in time. Thinking about it still makes me teary.
How was your college life?