I truly have no idea who I really am. For many years I was a game freak, always in front of any PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo. I supposed I was to grow up to become a game designer, or just a player. Things changed. I decided to become a novelist. I wrote my first book (Copying the background from another story). It turned out to be a literary disaster. I tried to write a second one but left it before I could even finish the second chapter. I can say that I am not to become a novelist in the foreseeable future. Things did change – again!
Then I turned slightly professional. I wanted to be an Actuary. For around three years, I spent my energies on it. I doubt you’d ever find a tenth grader who was considering when to give his professional examinations – in fact, most wouldn’t have even decided on a college, let alone a career. At that time, I had no difficulty in imagining myself sitting in a light cabin, with glass walls, in a well-to-do insurance company. But, just like before, things changed.
Currently, I imagine myself in a light grey suit, carrying a brown briefcase fill with many gadgets, some pitch books and the latest copy of the Wall Street Journal. Yes, boys and girls, that’s the attire of a Banker. I am unsure whether it’s the New York air that has affected me or just my stupid mind playing games over the years, forcing me to jump ship again and again. Had I been a pirate, someone would have made me walk the plank (they do so if you act capriciously – seriously, they do).
Just as I do not know who I am, I do not know what I should expect from Baruch. Should I continue following the grey suit (the Career Center will be a useful aid) or should I be an Actuary (I heard there is a major for it – perhaps a club too). Or do I just spend the time – as I usually do these days – in the games area and become a professional Fuse ball player? So many questions! It would be highly unwise to ask an answer from me – I do not even know who I am, how can I answer these stupid (but highly important) questions. Perhaps this is something that Baruch will help me with in my first year. After all, that’s what college is about: getting to choose what you want to do.