Hey my name is Ilya Avshalumov. I characterize myself as friendly and outgoing. I love to have a good time by joking around and sometimes partaking in stupid pranks that I am not proud of; however, when it is time to be serious I do not joke around I as take my obligations very seriously. Also, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love to go out to nice restaurants, café’s, lounges, and other places that interest me. I enjoy socializing with others as it gives me a greater understanding of the people around me.
I moved to America when I was five years old from Moscow, Russia. When I arrived at O’Hare International airport in Chicago my life would never be the same. Moving to the United States, in my opinion, was one of the smartest decisions that my parents ever made. I lived in a suburb in Chicago for 10 years before my parents decided to relocate to Brooklyn, New York. When I moved from Chicago to Brooklyn I was very depressed. I left a lot of friends and family back in Chicago that I had grew up with for almost ten years. Brooklyn was very dirty and loud opposed to the quiet suburban lifestyle that I had grew comfortable with in Chicago. Brooklyn was very diverse and hectic causing me to feel uncomfortable. At the age of 15 I hated New York, as I could not relate to it at all. Fortunately, as time progressed, I would grow very fond of New York as I started to get used to it more and more. Looking at my life now I would not want to live anywhere else because of the friends that I have made and the future that I am striving for.
Currently I am a freshman at Baruch College and I am very lazy. I need to adapt to a new regime by going to sleep earlier and by studying on time. This laziness is largely due to the disease known as “senioritis” which is very deadly and contagious. I will try my best to succeed in Baruch in order to build a bridge for my future, as I am becoming a young man with more responsibilities.