"The first step is going to be hard but once the first step is taken than it will be a smooth journey."
By Viral Shah
“Baruch” has become a part of my family. I send more time at Baruch rather than athome which is why it feels really sad that I would be leaving it and wont be a part of it.
Never would I have ever thought 3 1/2 years back that I would Baruch would become such a huge part of me. It has been such a great journey from taking all the boring classes to being part of an exceptional club life. I have learnt a lot throughout this journey and still learning till date about how I can improve myself to the little time that is left for me at Baruch. The most interesting part of the whole journey was stepping out of the comfort zone and joining TSO, which was the first club that I ever joined in my life. It was really hard to do it but I kept on saying myself “The first step is going to be hard but once the first step is taken than it will be a smooth journey”. I still go by that thought and still believe today that if I didn’t take that first step than I would have been the same kid who goes to class and library.
There have been different obstacles that I have faced throughout my time at Baruch and the one thing that I learnt from all that were that I should not let anything affect me. The other thing I learnt is to choose your friends wisely as there will be time where people will step over you and back stab you to make themselves look better over you. I would really miss being part of the club life which is were I spend most of the time till today at Baruch even being a part time student. Being part of the Student Government made a great amount of impact in my life. The best part about student government is that everyone becomes a part of the family and work as a family not just during events but also during your part off campus too.
I feel there is too much to write about but I don’t have enough space to write but I would like to end this blog with a phrase, which I always go with is by Nelson Mandela “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”