While I started writing about my life in LSE hostel, the first thing that came to my mind was “Everyone is going to think this post is about work, friends, relationships, assignments, exams, studies and a tough life so no one might bother scrolling down and reading my post”.
However, this could not demotivate me from writing about another life in LSE which most of the students are not aware of and I wanted my words to make them experience the beauty I have seen in this bachelor’s life apart from the usual boring studious life. Living in a room with four roommates seemed tough to me because of the different routines everyone has, different life styles and different conversation mode.
This became even tougher when my elder sister left the hostel and I felt myself in a chaos where I was alone, not cared enough anymore and didn’t have much to have fun except my books and laptop with some good TV series. But life is more than watching TV series and reading books and I realized this when I started mingling with people in my hostel.
It would not be wrong to say that shopping with friends never becomes boring even if you go to the same place every day just like I never feel LSE’s liberty shopping trip on Wednesday and Saturdays monotonous or boring instead I find new things every time from eating gol gappay to window shopping and buying random groceries.
The story will be half told if I don’t mention the beautiful people I am blessed with who have once been strangers but now they are more than a family to me.
On every birthday, the celebrations we do, surprises we plan in hostel with limited facilities yet every effort to make the birthday girl feel special, telling stories and laughing about friends, sharing the family problems it feels like we all share our families, we share our lives and share the truths we live with. Somewhere somehow the night at LSE never completes without going out on the roads we run to catch our classes every day.
But after 6pm, those roads are no more the same; they are calm, so calm that one can hear the noise of birds, cats and even leaves falling apart from trees and the cool breeze which freshens the breath after a day full of assignments and studies.
These few moments after 6pm take me back in the thought of whom I am, what am I doing and why am I doing this and makes me prepared for a challenge every day be it academic or personal or anything. To me, LSE is not just a place to study, it is something more, is a place of peace, a get together with my young family, a celebration every night with my room-mates and a life in which we figure out a way to be happy no matter how tough things get, to me LSE after 6pm is a time worth seeing.