A new city,a new college, a new beginning, new friends and a new life. This is all about my transition from the city of Mumbai to Chennai. After having spent 18 years of my life in Mumbai, this transition was indeed a difficult one. I realized I had to leave Mumbai, when I decided to pursue my undergraduate studies in Computer Science at VIT University.

So, I packed my bags and left for a new beginning in life. A journey which I wasn’t sure about. I knew there would be obstacles at every point and that I had to face them efficiently.

The feeling of being away from home, slowly sank in. Thats when I began to analyse, my life in the two cities.

I remember people telling me, “Oh! you are from Mumbai”. I used to wonder whats the big deal in that. But now, after having moved to Chennai and spent almost two years here, I realize why people say so. No doubt Chennai is a beautiful city and has its own charm, but I guess if any city in this world can beat the aura of a city like Mumbai. Passionate people all around, motivate you to work hard. A simple local train journey in the crowded morning train is enough to make someone realize that life here is tough, and you gotta make it big to be successful! I wonder if that kind of inspiration is present anywhere else.

So, coming back to the topic, my life at VIT till now has been fun. New friends, getting to know people  from all walks of life, and all parts of the country, has been an amazing experience. Hostel life particularly teaches you lots of things right from managing your budgets to resisting yourself from all the wrong things happening around you.

So, the transition from Mumbai to Chennai, although a difficult one, has taught me new ways to live and enjoy life.


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