Spell of the Typical | Daily Prompt: Fifteen Credits

Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over?

I miss being in college.

For the likes of me, high school was about three things: conformity, peer pressure, and awkwardness. I was one of those kids that teachers would describe as possessing great potential but remained reserved and subdued. As for my classmates, I think they honestly thought of me as gullible, a pushover, and typical.

College worked some magic with me. It changed me.

My friends and classmates from high school at first were surprised of the news they began hearing about me. I was no longer in the wings. I slowly found my way to the center of the stage. Even my teachers from years before would approach me, telling me that they were proud that I finally found my niche in my batch.

But, limelight aside, the two things I really liked about being in the university are: kids were less afraid of speaking their mind and that I became friends with real people. Classroom discussions were not current rumors but what we read in books and in between lines. So what if you were smart? There were a dozen others like you there. And we fed off that energy. I felt alive. And being with great friends—real people—revived me. Granted that my circle were composed by mostly weird guys but I could be certain that they were genuine, true to their core.

Always, always, I will remember college life with a great and terrible nostalgia. It may be the typical experience compared to others but it broke the spell of the typical for me.



12 Comments Add yours

  1. You brought me back to my own college days..


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