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‘Third Year Bucket List’ for an introvert

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An introvert is a shy or reticent person, who is predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and is not bothered or hassled by external things. If this defines the person you innately are, or have been in the past two years of your college, then it’s time you tweaked things around a little.

Although being an introvert is perfectly acceptable, when you’re in the final year of college, a certain poignant realisation will come to you: there are so many opportunities that college life had to offer, but you missed out on most of them because you chose to stay your aloof self.

Yes, a welter of regret and remorse will then engulf your until now unperturbed existence. Suddenly, you’ll start doubting yourself and your choices: “Maybe I should have gone for the unofficial freshers’ party,” or “Maybe one night out from the hostel wouldn’t have hurt my credibility as much!” Before you think you’ve killed all your reasons for existence (drama queen!), do calm yourself by remembering that you still have half a semester, and then yet another one, to redeem yourself.

Here’s your official Bucket List. Get started!

1. Take a road trip
Even before Bollywood popularised the idea of road trips (Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), taking a trip with your college friends was already a very collegiate thing to do. A road trip is symbolic of one’s new found freedom after leaving school and joining college. If you haven’t taken one in the last two years, now is the time to take one. Third Year road trips are even more grand, made better with the bitter sweet nostalgia and the sense of an era ending.


2. Go clubbing!
You don’t have to drink. You don’t have to hook up with a stranger. All you have to do is put on some nice clothes and a fun attitude and head out to a club to dance and enjoy the ambience of a lounge! Also, to watch other people get drunk and act funny. And of course, get your sozzled friends safely back home.


3. Buy designer wear
Delhi University is known for its fashionable crowd. Here, you’ll find students dressed in both branded couture and street fashion. As an introvert, you’ve probably spent college life picking up thrifty clothes. But for once, stop being stingy, give yourself a little moment of indulgence and buy something branded. It doesn’t have to be a formal dress or a suit and tie. It could be something as simple as a t-shirt. But buy it from a brand at the mall, not Sarojini Nagar. And then wear it with panache. You’ll get a serious high!


4. Try out campus food
You’ve always been plucky about food- hygiene, quality, and price. But for once, let the prude in you take a back seat. Be adventurous; let go. Indulge in the fatty, calorie-dense, rich, yet price-wise cheap food that the many thriving restaurants and street hawkers in campus have to offer. You won’t fall sick or put on weight with a day or two of mindless feasting. So when there is nothing to lose, but much to gain, why not give it a shot?


5. Bunk a lecture
The fact that you’ve never purposefully bunked a lecture, is, a shame. One lecture foregone won’t dent your immaculate attendance. So what are you waiting for? Like Nike says, ‘Just Do It!’


Kriti Sharma
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Kriti Sharma is studying BCom (Hons) at Hansraj College. She has a myriad interests, writing being just one of them. A debater, a scholar, a fashionista, she is more of an outdoors person who likes to run 6-8 km a day, just to clear her head. She is an ‘Army Brat’, but an unlikely one. Reading a book by lantern light in a tent by the banks of river Indus after a hard day’s trek in the mountains is her idea of bliss. She wants to be an investment banker but admits that writing lets her escape into a world of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.

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