I am a daughter, a granddaughter, and a sister. I am an American with Cuban, Japanese, and Israeli decent. I love music, I love hot green tea, I love to sing, I love to run, and I love to read. I am a hard working individual that is passionate about learning and I will become a successful corporate lawyer. I am Tomiko Morita Siev.
Baruch is an extremely competitive college. I have realized that in order to do well, I will have to be a dedicated student. My first concern is ridding myself of the horrible habit of procrastination. Procrastination is the enemy of success, I have to learn to get my priorities in order and do them in a timely manner. Secondly, I want to be sure to study for every class and keep up with assignments so that I do not fall behind in school. Finally, I need to find all of the scholarships that I can apply for so that I can pay for as much as possible.
My neighborhood is the polar opposite from Manhattan. My community is very small, I grew up with most of the kids I went to school with; we all knew each other from elementary school. The high school and middle school are right across the street from each other and right down the block from my house. After certain times, no one is outside and the town is almost silent, save the passing cars. Baruch is fast paced, filled with thousands of people, the buildings are gigantic, and the streets are always filled with cars and pedestrians. There are Turn-styles, ID cards, trains, and fast walking. I am not accustomed to any of this, but that is what college is about; branching out.
I learned everything so fast and now I am a Manhattan girl. My first year at Baruch will make me so much more independent. Since I live so far away, I will have to be responsible for taking all of my things with me because I will not be able to just run home in seven minutes like I did in high school. I will be a well rounded girl that is street smart and book smart. I will be a strong individual that can handle myself in the “big apple” and in a small suburban town. Going to Baruch is my dream come true because I have always wanted to take trains and know my way around; I am so excited for this awaiting adventure.