College Admissions Essay: The Real Life Scale Of Life

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As a journalist, I have learned to ask a lot of questions, and lately I have been noticing I have been asking one question more frequently than others; “why not?” When I began to tell people that I wanted to be my own boss and someday have my own publication, continue to make music and also open up my own store, I got a lot of strange looks. I was told that I needed to get a practical job instead of running the risk of being ‘a starving artist’. After receiving this response routinely, I began to wonder what was really so bad about that. I began to realize that while yes, things might become a struggle, rent might become unbearable and I might not be able to afford luxuries, I would be more than happy to wake up every morning and know that…show more content…
It’s secure and comfortable to do something that many have succeeded in rather than carving a unique path. I am not going to be scared anymore, when I know what I want, I am going to do everything I can to get it, no matter how many people call me crazy or tell me that it isn’t practical. Attending the University of La Verne is not the most practical college choice for me, but I want to go there, and if accepted, I am going to find a way to make it happen. I have always believed in taking life into my own hands and taking chances, whether the odds have been in my favor or not. I have been a dream chaser and risk taker in a world where staying in one’s comfort zone is encouraged and even celebrated. I believe that to be successful, you are going to have to learn to take risks in your life. You have to snap out of the trance that fear has you in and shoot for the stars. I know that nothing worth happening is going to happen if I’m too afraid to even try to make it happen. I’m going to have to twist fate myself, if not, it will never be
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