Jenny Luu

Where Have You Been and Where Are You Going?

Throughout the 18 years I have been alive, I encountered various values and beliefs. The first set of values originated from my family. As soon as I was able to talk, they instilled the importance of respect and education in me, which reflects their Confucius background. I grew up believing that I have to respect people in order to receive respect, and education can affect my life. It is an intangible item with great value that I can take with me anywhere I go.

By age three, I was “expecting” a little brother, which means I was “expected” to be independent. My family’s Confucius background gave me new responsibilities, therefore I was “expected” to care for him in the future. At age three I was not thrilled to have a younger brother. Today, caring for him have became automatic for me. Without a second thought, I would make sure he eats and complete his homework daily. Having a younger brother taught me to be patient.

I was a shy girl, but high school helped me become more confident. I took part in various clubs and internships that gave me a “voice” so people would know that I exist. Taking part in these activities allows me to feel like I belong to something bigger.

I know that my experience at Baruch College will have an impact on my life. My goal for the first semester is to leave a good impression on my professors. I also want to find a club that I am passionate about, and stick to it for the next four years. Throughout my whole college experience, I look forward to completing my four years with a high gpa, in addition to finding myself. People say that college will expose you to many things, which will help me figure out who I want to be.

One thought on “Where Have You Been and Where Are You Going?”

  1. Wow! You have learned to become responsible and perceptive even before college. I hope you’ve enjoyed taking care of your brother and spending time with him. I’m sure your willingness to try new things will help you figure out what you want to do in life.

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