These are the times I wish I hadn’t shifted from Communication Arts to Industrial Engineering. Late nights doing company studies, completing a lab exercise, completing a lecture exercise, studying for a course that I know is almost impossible to pass; yep, it’s that time of the semester again. If I hadn’t shifted, I would be home every night at about 10pm, minus the gimmicks and monis. I would just be all alone in my room, probably writing a speech or another paper for a higher English class. I wouldn’t be outside working non-stop with people I don’t even want to work with. Most important of all, I would have already graduated about 2 years ago. I would have had all the time in the world, not spending nights sleepless because of studying or worrying if I’ll pass the course or just repeat it the next semester. Top IF-I-HADN’T: Sana, happy ending na. Gala na kung saan-saang far-away place kasama ka.
But then, we are here. Nag-shift ako. I’m still a student just trying to pass every course. Occasional trips every now and then, hindi pa din graduate, lagi pa rin puyat sa acads, lagi pa rin inis sa groupmates na ayaw magpakita, and becoming an excellent crammer. Of all those cons, every once in a while I thank whoever is up there that I decided to shift. Conversations about time studies, work sampling, ES subjects that I can’t seem to pass, and you helping me with data processing and analysis on my courses are just moments I wouldn’t trade anything for. And whenever I think about fast-forwarding everything to that happy ending of my college life, I think twice. I can wait, I think. Especially if you’re there waiting with me. 🙂