The College Admissions Essay - Original Writing

2335 Words Oct 15th, 2015 10 Pages
“Everything has to be perfect! If it is not perfect, then I will fail. And if I fail then I would go to MIT. And if I don’t go to , then I would be able to have a successful life!” I screamed while I was in the middle of freaking out about my future.
“You’re going to be alright, honey. Everything is going to be fine,” my mom explain. I crunched on the floor, shaking. I felt like I was going to throw up and that I had no sense of direction in my life.
The college admissions essay was due in two weeks and I still only had a few paragraphs written down. My story did not feel complete, it did not feel nearly as well written as some other people submitting their essays. The topic of the story was to write about your life changing event, but nothing ever really changed in my life. I lived in an average home, with two parents who cared about me very much and always had good grades, so there wasn’t a lot I needed to worry about. The most life changing event I think ever experienced in my life was when my dog died when I was seven.
“ You need to get outside,” my mom barked.
“ But what am I supposed to do out there,” I complained.
“Well you could ride a bike, play basketball, or I know, go hang out with your neighbor, Leah. You haven’t talked to her in ages!” Just by the thought of Leah makes me feel uncomfortable. She probably is the exact opposite of me. She’s friendly, adventurous, but most of all fearless. Leah is not scared to come up with the craziest pranks and plans. And…

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