I know it's silly, and I'm also not sure if this is in the right place.
I've come across this a few times in my grad school apps and I'm just not sure what it's asking. Is it absolutely necessary to differentiate between why I'm pursuing graduate studies and why I'm pursuing it at this specific time (now)? The instructions say that I "may mention additional reasons for deciding to pursue graduate study at this time," and I'd like to do that since there are only 2 other things they ask to discuss. I mean, the real answer is that I want to go into the profession but never had the drive and dedication to do it before due to health and mental health issues (and general laziness/ procrastination)- but I want to stay away from saying that as I feel like it might be a reason to reject me.
I kind of feel like this is my last chance/ opportunity to apply and go to grad school. Is it okay to say that in some way?
Thanks in advance for responding. Please feel free to move this to the appropriate category if needed.