Staying away from home is challenging. Leaving behind a place of solace is an uphill task. But hostel life offers us much more than just hardships. They are just one little part of it. The greater part is full of enjoyment, delight and joy.
For all those who feel homesick and wistful just thinking about leaving home and staying away, here are some reasons which will surely turn you in favor of hostel life.
1) YOU ARE THE MASTER OF MANAGEMENT
When allotted a small almirah and a single bed, you know very well how to make use of every nook and corner. Even a little space can serve a great purpose. From clothes and space to sleeping hours and money, you become adept at taking care of everything on your own.
2) SAVING MONEY IS THE TOP PRIORITY
Staying away from home and living independently makes you understand the importance of money. Even 10 rupees are significant for getting two assignments photo-copied.
3) UNAVAILABILITY OF BASIC FACILITIES DOES NOT BOTHER YOU
The power cuts during summer, the lack of bath water, the dearth of hot water during the winter. These become a part of one’s daily routine and what emerges is a pro at adjustment in any pitiful condition.
4) YOU DON’T NEED REASONS TO PARTY
Hostelers are crazy chums. They are the only ones who have the capability and capacity of partying for no reason whatsoever.
5) ONLINE SHOPPING SITE NUMBERS
Online shopping is the savior of hostelers. They are bad at bargaining when it comes to going out and purchasing things but they are maestros at ordering online. For everything from utilities to clothes and food, the internet is their God.
6) HOSTEL FOOD DOESN’T ALLOW YOU TO BE A PICKY EATER
The unappetizing food of hostel mess increases your immunity for tasteless food. It even makes you crave ghar ka ghiya. Even that becomes to your liking. You start savoring your mother’s home-cooked food.
7) YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE GOT
You cannot complain about what you don’t have (since no one cares – they’re all in the same boat). So you ultimately make the best of what you have got. You have to keep going in a placid manner without cribbing or complaining. Adjustment comes naturally.
8) THE ENTIRE HOSTEL IS YOUR FRIEND.
The range of your friends increases since you interact with every other guy in the hostel. You enjoy their company since all of you sail in the same boat. Staying up in your own room is less likely to happen. You end up sleeping in other’s room while others stay in your room. Half of your things lie in other rooms which you seldom find.
9) YOU MANAGE WITHOUT PARENTS
The biggest thing you achieve is becoming independent. You manage your work, your studies, your fights, your friendships all by yourself. You rise and you fall but eventually learn everything on your own.
10) IT TRAINS YOU FOR ENTERING THE BIG BAD WORLD AFTER GRADUATION
Hostel life is one of the best phases of college life. It is not only fun, it teaches you a lot too. Three cheers for hostel life!