DP Daily Prompt: Take a Chance on Me

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What’s the biggest chance you ever took? Did it work out? Do tell!


After completing two years in the local college, I decided to go to the big city and complete my degree there. I was a very shy teenager, I couldn’t handle well in a coed. atmosphere. I told my mom and big sis.I wanted to try in an all women’s college. I knew I’d be away from home and wouldn’t see my siblings and my mom for weeks and months, I still took the chance. 

I stayed in the residence with thirty-two other girls from various communities, I found it difficult every minute of every day I missed home. Week-ends were better, my uncle lived in the city,he’d come and pick me up on a Friday and dropped me off on Monday.

My teachers who were nuns did not like the arrangement at all, they reminded me I was there to study and if I leave every week-end they felt I wouldn’t be studying. After this particular conversation I stopped going to my uncle’s house, I wasn’t happy. Sr. Joseph Mary noticed it and agreed to let me go to my uncle’s on week-ends provided I took my books and studied there.

After two years I graduated and got my undergraduate degree. I’d say it worked out for me.





6 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Take a Chance on Me

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. Life is about taking chances, stepping out into the unknown, and putting it all at risk. For without this, what are we to achieve?

    All good wishes,


  2. Ah,having always studied in a co-ed,I cannot imagine how it must be to study in a n all girls college .I went to another city to do my graduation and did stay in a private hostel with 42 other girls-had fun and enjoyed the excitement of travelling and going home every 4/5 months.Loved the independence,the freedom,the responsibility of being my own person and later I did my MA,M.Phil and worked for a year(toured alone)staying away from home-learnt so much and it made me so confident.You are so right,changes and taking chances do work out,if only we want it to.Good post Ranu 🙂

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