So looking back about 4 years ago now, I was just finishing up submitting all of my college applications. While I had all of my grades up to par, my resume filled out, and my common app ready to go I procrastinated the final component of my application; my college essay. I have always considered myself to be a strong writer, as I always got nearly perfect grades on my papers, (and hence why I’m a blogger for UD now of course!) But when it came to pick that imperative topic; the one that would admit or reject me from my next big step in life, i drew a blank. This time during my senior year, my teacher assigned my 12th grade English class an assignment to mirror a college essay about a memory-an essay that would paint a visual in someone’s mind. At the time I was just getting back to school from summer, envious of all of my older friends who were away at college, and focused on three specific days of my summer that still to this day I proclaim as one of my biggest adventures thus far. While the topic was risky, and a bold move on my behalf I wrote an essay about a trip that I took with some of my best friends to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. While my teacher, and the admissions staff were not able to deduce that this was a trip in which I went behind my mother’s back and snuck off for a few days-I painted the picture of my moment of clarity. I had a moment of maturity, self discovery, and morals all which were summed up in a splendid vacation for myself. The essay’s original purpose was to only serve as just an assignment for my English class. But after getting back a flawless remark, and glowing recommendations from my teacher it seemed like the pieces fell into place for it to become my college essay. My advice to all of the college applicants out there, is as a decisive and worrying person myself, college is a process that you have to let the pieces fall into place. Sometimes one of your favorite stories is your best story-even if it doesn’t cover the same topic of a typical college essay, as that is the essay that will set you apart from the rest and show your true personality.