Saturday, June 1, 2019
Success is in the Attempt :: Graduate College Admissions Essays
Success is in the Attempt I may not know exactly what Im difference to be when I grow up but I have embarked on a path of self-discovery and I have discovered that I am a framer. I am a writer It took a long time for me to admit that writing was more than a hobby, it was a passion. Writing is what I was meant to do. I was so afraid that my desire to make writing into a career was a frivolous, unrealistic fantasy. I never took any risks to make it happen. When I started thinking about college and a career I filled my journal with ideas and desires. And as I wrote I imagined a life-timestyle with the flexibility to work at home, getting paid to do a job that I loved. But through all of my writing, I was al ways grasping to figure out what it was that I would be doing at home. I never realized the answer was right in front of me - I would write. Writing in my journal nourished my character and made me feel alive. In my journal I coverd my deepest desires, shared thoughts Id been keeping inside and got lost in the rhythm of my words. And as I began to write, stories emerged. Ideas came to life for more stories and articles and essays. I felt whole. I wanted the feeling of wholeness to continue forever. To do that, I had to take an enormous leap of faith and share my work with others. I began searching for avenues to submit my work, the entire time worrying that I wasnt good enough. I was fortunate to receive support and encouragement from editors who depict my work. After submitting several pieces of writing to different websites, I received some very wonderful news. My work would be published. To date my work has been published on several websites. I have a short story appearing in an upcoming edition of BeRealMag.com, and I continue to submit stories and queries for publication. Recently, when an editor approached me to write a piece for her website, I knew I had succeeded - I am a writer I believe that writing is my lifes work and Im actively seeking ways to make a living writing.