It would mean a lot to me if someone could proofread this for me, and tell me what type of person they think I am. Would I succeed in college? This is my first time writing in a while too, so I would love to learn some writing techniques to spice up my paper a bit without confounding my message. I think I have a relatively low GPA so I would really like to write a great essay.
personal statement essay
The personal statement is carefully considered in the admission selection process. This is the opportunity for you to tell us more about yourself, your readiness for college, and your activities and accomplishments. Explain any personal experience, responsibilities, or challenges that have impacted you or your academic achievements.
Through the pitter-patter of rain battering the canopy, among the joyous laughter of celebrations, I unraveled the mystery of my true calling.
In the summer of 2018, I laid at home aimlessly, still unclear of my future after high school graduation. The only clue I had in my search for my calling was my desire to survive, and help others. Without anything to do during my summer break before community college, my excitement was uncontained when my dear mother invited me to join a medical mission to Nigeria. Through the efforts of my mentors and I, we successfully created and launched a 3-day educational workshop on stroke for the locals. During my time there, I was treated like a tourist and was able to see the local healthcare system. Though the essentials for a clinic are there, the clinics are understaffed for the volume of cases. On the last day of the workshop, I thought that when more people have access to higher quality and specialized care, they can care a bit more about the higher steps of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
During the celebratory party that night, underneath the heavy downpour of the rainy season, one of my colleagues handed me a glass of champagne. That's when it finally sunk in that I was legally allowed to drink, at least in Nigeria. I was finally an adult! Adults don't wait for others to solve problems for them, and neither should I. I decided to pursue this dream of helping to improve healthcare. After all, it fits the two criteria of what I could see myself doing.
When I came back to the States, I soon realized that an adult's greatest weakness was an enemy I have yet to conquer: accountability. During my years in community college, as my limits were further tested, I gradually lost my grip to hold myself accountable. I felt aimless, hopeless, and frustrated. I constantly sought the easy way out of stress, and it changed me for the worse.
COVID-19 blindsided the world, and I was caught off guard along with everyone else by the transition to online classrooms. Though the pandemic cursed everyone I know, miraculously, it gave me a gift. Through the news, I saw the same scene I saw in Nigeria, and I was able to see my dream again. I evaluated what I have become, and finally came face-to-face with my worst enemy. During Fall 2020, I've sought to hold myself more accountable and continue to do so. I am proud of my entire experience so far, such as leading my club, acing classes, and even failing some classes. Each part of my journey in community college has taught me an important lesson in accountability. Through thick and thin, I will continue to hold myself accountable, even after I'm living in the future I once saw.