Humans of Campus

Through those struggles, I made sure to make my thoughts as positive as possible and during those highs, I made sure that gratitude was leading – Prachi Chowdary , National Law University Odisha

Humans of Campus

 

 

 

Freedom.  Self discovery.  Inexplicability. These are the three magical words which sums up my first year in a law school, and the thirteen years of my school life. College for me is an experience that is so much more than text books, exams and lectures.

 

It’s about those small hustles for the extra five marks for attendance, late submissions, sleepless nights, the endless supply of caffeine, the constant self doubt and dejection- but at the same time, it’s also about picking yourself up in times of despair, friends who turn into family, occasional adventure surges and of course the early morning fog, your hostel’s adorable puppy and bunking classes in an absolutely unplanned way to watch the new release of your favourite star.

Honestly, law school is this super competitive arena where there is a tremendous amount of performance pressure, but it also teaches you to smile your way through the struggle and make it to the top. It teaches you that sometimes life can really be unfair but you have to make your own way. Be “atmanirbhar” to the core, as they say.

 

Hustle till you reach your final destination and all these hardships will be worth it. College to me is like a platform where I could develop the inner Gulzaar in me, where I could go for national tournaments and didn’t let the athlete inside me die, where I felt that my opinions were valued, where freedom of speech, of creativity was not only on papers, where “you’re worth it” had some real meaning.

It’s what you make of these five years. It’s all about you in the end.

These experiences are truly irreplaceable and I would not trade them for anything. If I could go back in time and speak to my much younger self when I was first asked the question, “What has been your best experience?”, the baby-faced version of me would certainly have been surprised by what my answer is now, standing at this incredible junction in life.

Prachi Chowdary

National Law University Odisha

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