Before Departure

Hello everyone. First, a little about me. My name is Jeff Huang. I am a sophomore from New York University Stern School of Business, and I major in Finance and minor in Psychology.

In a few days, I will be leaving Texas and heading toward London. I am, frankly, a little scared. But you know, it’s not the kind of bad scare that you get when your professor whips out a double-sided pop quiz. Nor is it the kind of scare that you get when the insect that you most fear flies toward you (for me it’s cockroach). None of that. This scare that I am feeling right now is wonderful. It’s asking-out-a-very-cute-girl scare. It’s sitting-in-the-locker-room-waiting-for-the-basketball-game-to-start scare. It’s the kind of scare that is filled with excitement for with unknowns and possibilities. I can’t wait for the semester to begin.

This moment reminds me of years ago, before I came to the United States. I dreaded coming to the United States. Now that I think back, I feel embarrassed at how terrified I was. While the first few years were tough, coming to America turned out to be one of the best decisions that I have made in my life thus far. I got a pretty education and I met some people who become very important to me today. I am glad I came.

I believe this journey will be no different. I will definitely look at the world from a different perspective after this semester. I will, hopefully, meet people who will become a large and important part of my life and career going onward. Most importantly, I will definitely have fun. It will be awesome.

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