“We didn’t realize we’re making memories, we just thought we’re having fun”
There are times when you look back at your college life and smile, you smile because you have an epiphany that those were the best days of your life, those were the days when you were happy, and you didn’t even know it.
You didn’t realize that you were making memories; you just thought you’re having fun. Life in a hostel is no less than a roller coaster ride. You have to start a new life, all by yourself.
Your parents are not around to take care of you anymore, to wash the dishes for you, to make your favourite dishes. You have to do all that yourself. You have to take care of yourself. It’s hard at first, but soon you get used to it.
You make mistakes and you learn. That’s the way it is. But nonetheless, hostel life is one of the best periods of your life. You make close friends that stay with you till the end, you learn how to adjust with people of all kinds and well, you learn how to do laundry.
Here are five things that you’ll be able to identify with, if you’ve spend a considerable amount of your life in a hostel.
The gossip sessions
This was an absolutely important activity of the day, isn’t it? Sitting in a circle and talking about that hot guy? Or about that couple? Or about the girl next door who wouldn’t share her food.
Remember the way every single person present in the gossip room would contribute her bit to the discussion? And then the whole room would go berserk.
The midnight movie marathon
Silence of the lambs? I’m sure most of you would have seen that movie all cuddled up next to each other; with a bowl of popcorn on the floor while you sat in one of those rooms, past midnight.
And then how you’d turn on an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S after the movie got over just to lighten the mood.
It’s a saying that your wardrobe doubles when you stay in a hostel. I guess that’s pretty true. You learn how to share clothes, accessories, shoes and voila! You get double the clothes without having to shop for anything new. Could it get any better?
And no hostel life is complete without the maggi making sessions. When its 1 in the night and you’re famished, you have nothing to eat and the girl next door wouldn’t give you with a morsel, you have to do something, right?
Maggi to the rescue. Maggi tastes even better past midnight from my experience.
The group study
This is actually the hilarious part. Let’s admit it, nobody studies during those so called “Group Study” sessions. There’s just a lot of commotion, fear of flunking, one geeky nerd who gets irritated every time you speak and well, a lot of back benchers. But you seem to miss this nevertheless, isn’t it?
“The best years of your life are the ones you barely remember, because you were so involved when they happened”