Journal Entry #1

Danielle Walsh. a girl.

What’s your golden rule in life? Mine is to treat everyone how I would like to be treated. Therefore, everyone initially gets the same amount of respect and care that I would like. I believe in life that honesty and loyalty are everything. Without these two components, everything else will fail—relationships, friendships, etc. In addition to these values, I firmly believe love should be the reason behind everything us as humans do. Everything should come from the heart and intentions should be pure. These few things can give you an idea of who I am as a person and what matters most to me.

Growing up, I lived in a Caribbean household with parents that worked 24/7. So, most of my childhood was usually spent with my two older brothers or myself. This allowed me to become a person that is very comfortable with their solitude. In addition, I moved around a lot so before settling in the Westchester by seventh grade. Friends were not things that stuck around too often because of my frequent moving. Due to my upbringing, I may have missed the sweet memorable moments that girls should have but it made me into the strong independent young woman I am today. When first meeting me I may come off as a shy introvert that does not say too much. Once I get comfortable around someone and see they are genuine, I reveal my true self. I hope to do so with the right people at Baruch and enjoy my first year!

4 thoughts on “Journal Entry #1”

  1. It was a pleasure reading your blog. I totally agree with your deep-rooted morals and principles — that love should be the basis of anything humane. I believe these beliefs shaped you as the person you are today — caring and loving.

    When I read your life story, I was both surprised and intrigued. To have overcome what you described as a lack of childhood and to have used that experience to become independent and strong is something truly worth admiration. I hope Baruch is a community you can open to and find genuine relationships in. Good luck in your first semester of college!

  2. I love your golden rule, and I believe more of us should follow. Love, loyalty and honestly are very big rules that would make the world a better place to live, especially with all the diversity that seems to be causing a lot of conflict. If we just follow these three rules, everyone would get along better and love each other. I’ve had a lot of relationships that have fell apart because there was a lack of one or more of these rules, and I hate for that to happen to anyone else.

    I didn’t realize that you were a person that likes solitude. I thought you were a social butterfly. I knew from the start that you are a strong independent woman, but I hope that you let me into your life and we can become friends. Though I believe that we’re already friends. From what I’ve known of you in the first few weeks of Baruch, I’m so glad that we have a chance to talk. Every conversation I’ve had with you is filled with laughter. If you’d like I would love to be that girl that can help you create sweet moments together. Let’s get food together.

  3. That is a really good golden rule in life to have, and it reveals a lot about the kind of person that you are. I agree that love should propel us to act in certain ways and that it is the key behind humanity. Even though it has only been around a month since classes have started, a lot of what you described has been evident by the way that you act and present yourself in the classes that we share together. Best of luck with everything!

  4. I think it’s really nice that you live by that golden rule as it is very considerate and caring of you to place a high emphasis on it. I also agree that honesty and loyalty are two of the most important values everyone should try to live by. Good luck with all of your classes and I hope you have a fun and exciting first semester at Baruch!

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