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!