You've shown me why I was here. It may have taken doubting my MBA decision, a breakdown in my hostel room, and late night Google searches of different career opportunities, but I'm really figuring it out now. I'm finding out what I'm good at and I'm going with it.
You showed me who I am. I have changed so much since we started this adventure and I could not be more proud of the decisions I’ve taken while I was here. I am a different person, a better person, a more determined and happier person now. I know what I want and I'm not afraid to go after it. I'm not afraid of failing anymore, I'm not afraid of falling short or even being rejected. I'm confident in the person I've become and the person I will turn into.
You’ve given me the people that have helped me so much when it comes to finding out who I am. You gave me the people that would fill in as family members, best friends, therapists, you name it. You've given me a few wake up calls and endless life lessons. You've shown me reality. You let me fail a couple of times but you taught me that failure is inevitable and how you react to failure is what determines the kind of person you are.
In these four years, I have learned more about myself than I ever have before. They were one big, delicious smoothie blended with moments of love, beauty, doubt, exhaustion, and friendship. Today being one of the most special days in my life, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for everything you've given me. Life, love, career, job, money, degree and what not?
Last year, this day I walked through streets of SSN. Benches that were once (and still are) familiar, were now tainted by separation, no longer places that I could actively claim as my own. Through the cryptic powers of nostalgia, I was able to see scenes from my college days playing out on the campus: running late from the hostel to class with my “no-kajal no-lipbalm supremely-grumpy” face, hell lot of books in hand, or coming out of the building after class to him waiting with a knowing smile.
So here's to you, SSN. Here's to letting me fail, laugh and cry. Here’s to always letting me discover who I am and who I have the power to be. Here's to changing my life in more ways than I can ever say. I swear I wouldn't trade our time together for anything.
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