Explain how you responded to a problem and/or an unfamiliar situation.
firstname.lastname@example.orgHey, I was wondering if there is any way you could go through my 200-word UBC essay on the prompt "Explain how you responded to a problem and/or an unfamiliar situation. What did you do, what was the outcome, and what did you learn from the experience?" and give me constructive criticism?Thanking you,
I thought I was playing the best squash I had ever played, I was ranked 4th nationally, training to represent India but everything changed. I tore my ACL for the first time; July 14, 2016. For a few days, I was frustrated, angry, bitter but I was always resolved to get better until July 16th, 2017, a year later. I tore my ACL again and had to undergo another surgery. That's when I gave up. I had lost all routine and I felt unaware of what defined me. Soon, I became a guru of procrastination and a philosopher of self-pity. Until one day, I felt this irrefutable yearning to visit the squash court. Looking at the court reminded me of how squash had shaped me into the disciplined, dedicated person I used to be and I realized I have never been a quitter. Hours with my physiotherapist increased, training became longer and I focused all my energy into balancing squash with academics. This experience made me resilient, teaching me that although having a plan is good, when things don't turn out how I want them to, I need to be strong enough to find an alternative and make it work.