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Positive beginning

A good beginning makes a good end, though the journey to the end might be full of obstacles. In my case, scoring a decent percentage in the boards marked a positive beginning.

india Updated: Jul 06, 2011 13:48 IST

Diksha Jain
Springdales School, Pusa Road

A good beginning makes a good end, though the journey to the end might be full of obstacles. In my case, scoring a decent percentage in the boards marked a positive beginning. I was quite optimistic that I would make it to a good college in the course of my choice. But this optimism was only too short-lived once the cut-offs were out. I did not bother much when the first cut-off was out, keeping my fingers crossed for the second list. But the actual panic started when I did not land anywhere even after the second list. Most of the colleges had closed their admissions for economics (hons). But I was in the waiting list for Jesus and Mary College.

There came a moment when I had lost all hope and decided to compromise on my course and take admission in Lady Shri Ram for maths (hons). But finally, luck was on my side. I got a call from JMC, informing me that a couple of seats are vacant after the third list, and I am eligible for admission there. I was content and very happy because I finally achieved what I wanted! One thing that I have learnt from this experience is that life cannot be a perfect cream cake. Rather, it is a piece of burnt toast. You have to scrape off the edges to enjoy its taste…