Everyone has had those times in their lives on which they look back and think, “that’s when it all changed.” Whether the “it” that was forever different was minor, or whether it was a huge part of their lives. I am not any different. There are definitely several experiences in my life that have shaped who I am. But what is different about me, is that I’m not as much influenced by experiences as I am by people.
The people who have proved to be my influences and my main source of my values and morals are my parents. I am a perfectly balanced, mixed representation of both my mother and my father and I continue to realize this as I get older. I have my mother’s studious qualities, her timidness, along with her unfortunate worry issues. I have my father’s musical genes, his humor, but unfortunately his lack of patience. More importantly, I have both of their morals; morals of hard-working, honest, kind people who would never cheat anyone out of anything. I can say without a doubt, that I have a good head on my shoulders and a kind heart all because of them.
Even though I have had experiences and people that have altered me, I still don’t know where I’m going in life. What I do know is that because of my parents’ influences and their support, I will be going nowhere but up.
My hopes for the first semester is to excel in my classes. That’s all I want to focus on. I want to know that I have my classes under control before I jump into the rest of my college experience. It is the semesters that follow that I will focus on getting more involved in Baruch,getting to know more of the people who I go to school with, and having more fun.
My concerns for the first semester are to experience anything that will stray me away from my goals and from my schoolwork. I’m going to try my hardest to find balance in my life.