The Biggest Decision Of My Life

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The Biggest Decision Of My Life
Americans with four-year college degrees made 98 percent more an hour on average in 2013 than people without a degree. College was the first life-changing decision that I had to make, I knew that going to college would help me in the future, but I was scared to start something new. Senior year was approaching and it was time for me to begin the college application process. My common app essay was going to be the first impression that my future college would have about me and I wanted to make sure that it was going to be a good one. There were multiple topics that I could have chosen from, but I decided that it was best for me to write about a time that I had failed and how it affected me in the future. The
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After finishing the paper I knew that I had to give it to someone so that they could edit my work, but it was a struggle because I was scared of letting people into my head. I had never really expressed my feelings when Damien passed away and it was hard to share with people. I was also worried that people would judge me for failing the regent so I kept the essay to myself for as long as I could.
I knew that sooner or later I would have to show someone my essay so I asked my friend, Brianna, for help. She edited my essay and she pointed out the fact that I strayed too far from prompt and wrote too much about Damien. It was hard to take criticism on this topic since it was so personal to me. I knew that Brianna was trying to help me so, I took a look at the paper and I tried to cut out the thing that were unnecessary and write more about the actual prompt, but it was really hard. I began showing my essay to more of my friends and I got a lot of the same remarks from people saying that I wrote too much about Damien and not enough about the test. Before this paper, I never took people 's criticism when writing, but I began to realize that they were just trying to help me and that it was not personal. When I went home the next day I started my essay from scratch and changed the focus from Damien to the test. After this, I compared the essays and I still liked the first essay more, but realized what my friends were talking about the first paper had

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