Not So Small Fish

This is where it all began. I have always had extravagant dreams and high expectations, but it was not until I came here that I began actualize them. Over the years I have joined many clubs and organizations, participated in countless events and activities, and attended more lectures than I can count, but the discoveries I made here cannot be taught in a classroom. For instance, it did not take me long to realize that there is no such thing as “comfort zone;” you are never fully comfortable with your current situation, and if you are, it is no one’s fault but your own, and it IS a fault. There is and should never be such a thing as comfortable — you have never “finished” studying, and you can never fully reach your potential. Everyone has dreams and aspirations — whether or not you actually work towards them is the real question.
I’ve always been a sort of impatient, anxious, ambitious person. Though I am only 20 years old as I write this, I hope that this never changes about me. I hope that I will always strive for more and reject complacency. I am currently in a state of excitement and confusion as I am gearing up to finish my last year in college, move to across the country where I know absolutely no one, and begin a job that I have been working towards for a few years now. I don’t know what the future has in store, but I hope that New York is filled with adventures and teaches me as much as this university and my peers here have…here’s to the future and the Great Unknown!

This is where it all began. I have always had extravagant dreams and high expectations, but it was not until I came here that I began actualize them. Over the years I have joined many clubs and organizations, participated in countless events and activities, and attended more lectures than I can count, but the discoveries I made here cannot be taught in a classroom. For instance, it did not take me long to realize that there is no such thing as “comfort zone;” you are never fully comfortable with your current situation, and if you are, it is no one’s fault but your own, and it IS a fault. There is and should never be such a thing as comfortable — you have never “finished” studying, and you can never fully reach your potential. Everyone has dreams and aspirations — whether or not you actually work towards them is the real question.

I’ve always been a sort of impatient, anxious, ambitious person. Though I am only 20 years old as I write this, I hope that this never changes about me. I hope that I will always strive for more and reject complacency. I am currently in a state of excitement and confusion as I am gearing up to finish my last year in college, move to across the country where I know absolutely no one, and begin a job that I have been working towards for a few years now. I don’t know what the future has in store, but I hope that New York is filled with adventures and teaches me as much as this university and my peers here have…here’s to the future and the Great Unknown!