Unanswered [2] | Urgent [0]
  

Home / Undergraduate   % width NEW!

"EXPERIENCES THAT HELPED YOU DEFINE AS A PERSON" COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAY.


mynameisjoy 1 / -  
Aug 1, 2008   #1
I'D REALLY APPRECIATE IF YOU'D HELP ME WITH MY ESSAY. THANKS! :D

Being the youngest in the family, I am hyperactive. As a kid, all I do at home is play. I don't take things seriously. It's as if the only thing that matters is to have fun. I was never afraid of me getting scolded by my naughtiness. I was never afraid of getting hurt. I do whatever I want to. I was simply acting myself.

I am totally a different person in school. I don't belong to a big group. I was never part of a school team. Worse, I don't participate in class. I don't excel at anything. I've always been the shy type, the kid who never starts conversations, the kid who remains silent, and the kid who's afraid of getting hurt.

I am fully aware that a usual kid acts the same way both in school and at home. I act different. I wasn't like any other kid. I was like a kid who's fully equipped with a raincoat and an umbrella on a hot summer day. I was afraid of the rain. I was afraid of strange things that may come my way. I was afraid of doing things on my own. Afraid of not doing the right thing.

This only shows that the word trust wasn't easy to find in my dictionary. It is hard for me to trust other people. Hard, because even I don't trust myself. It's hard for me to believe in myself. It is hard to believe that I am capable of doing extraordinary things. That doing what you love to do makes you feel special. That doing what you want to makes you unique.

But the sad truth is that I don't think that way. I fear rejection. I'm afraid of what others think about me. I'm afraid of not reaching their expectations. I'm afraid of failures. I fear a lot of things.

Things changed when I tried auditioning for the school paper. This experience is not extraordinary but still it has managed to influence me in many ways I cannot describe. It made me realize that there's no harm in trying. I became a stronger person because I wanted to. I started to believe in myself. Now, I appreciate the things that I can do. Only by taking risks and doing absurd things, I can achieve the impossible.

It has pushed me to go and reach my dreams. Aim higher, achieve higher. And my dream? I want to go to college. I want to go to a good university that'll help me reach the impossible. I want to be extraordinary. I can do this if only I'd believe in myself. So I'd end this with a line from a song most of us know, "And finally I believe."


Home / Undergraduate / "EXPERIENCES THAT HELPED YOU DEFINE AS A PERSON" COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAY.