Throughout high school my lack of organization likely kept me from reaching the goals I had hoped to achieve for. It wasn’t often enough that I had my homework in on time, and studying usually came the night before. As one of my teachers liked to say, I was “a day late and a dollar short.”
In choosing to attend Baruch, I chose to go to school in an especially unforgiving place for a person like me. New York City eats raw people who don’t have their lives straightened out, and lateness can really cost a person. There’s little moping about, and that sort of environment bleeds into Baruch also.
I am rather proud of myself to have overcome an obstacle at Baruch, and it is a lesson I am sure I will apply elsewhere in life. Seeing everybody around you in a business-like, goal oriented attitude is contagious, and I certainly have felt that this first semester.