So well, that’s the junior college I’m posted to for 2 years. All my life, all my sec4 life, I told myself “I’m not going to continue my family’s tradition of going into tampines junior college.” I want to be the person who breaks this ‘tradition’ of mine and end up in another JC. But alas, fate can just turn you around and deposit you on a path you’ll least expect. I never expected myself to get into TPJC, hell, to put TPJC as my first choice haha. But here I am now. I’m continuing on my family’s tradition!
I’m not sad actually that I needed to go into TPJC. In fact, I’m quite excited to begin a new journey of my life. I’ve come to terms that whatever JC my butt lands in, it’s the same. At the end of 2 years, all the students in all the junior colleges will take the same A Level paper. It’s just the experience one will have in the different junior colleges that varies.
It’s going to be a new experience for me, a new journey for me, a new beginning for me. I feel as though I have a clean slate and starting life afresh. Though this is not so actually. I’m just continuing my education in a different institution that’s all haha. But still, I’m looking forward to change, to meet new friends, and to continue growing. I want to experience new things, make new mistakes, regret new regrets.
However, this is not to say I’ll completely forget the times spent in my secondary school and the friends made in secondary school. They were wonderful experiences, wonderful moments, and the friends who came by understood me, accepted me, for who I am. And that’s one of the main things I’m afraid of in this new path I’m going to take.
Sure I’ll have some of my secondary school friends joining me on this path I’m going to pursue, but sooner or later, new ones will enter. I’m afraid that they will not understand me, will not accept me for who I am. And I don’t want to feel like an outcast, because really, who wants to feel that way isn’t it? It’s not a nice feeling at all. And not to mention, the subjects. I’m going into the Arts stream, which means I’ll be taking Literature, Econs, History and Math. These are going to be much more harder, much more heavier than what I handled in secondary school. Am I going to cope? Am I going to do well enough for my A Levels so as to make it to a local uni? I hope I can. I hope I won’t lose my focus leading up to my As. That’s the scary thing about going to a JC. The thought of sitting for A Levels – advanced level – just scares the hell out of me.
I’ll have to report to school tomorrow for orientation, which kind of makes today the last day of my much-enjoyed holidays. I had such fun meeting up with my friends, going to the library, getting lost while trying to find books, wasting my days away watching tv drama serials and/or reading books, catching so many movies with my friends, shopping with my friends and family, going out with my family, going to USS with my cuzzies. There’s too many fun things to mention. What I’ll definitely miss is the ability to wake up as and when I please, without having to get dressed for school, without having to complete my homework. But all good things must come to an end, and with all good things that came to an end, there’ll be better ones that will knock on our front doorsteps soon.
So here’s to another journey of my life! 🙂