Diaries Magazine

Essays, Essays, and More Essays.

By Hannahr395
So it's been a while since my last post. My only excuse is that I've been devoting the last couple weeks of summer to filling out my common app. So far, in the past three days, I've written three very different essays only to come back to the essay I wrote three months ago. Yeah. I'm a little indecisive. And that doesn't even include college supplement essays. I'm doomed to be writing essays for the next 5 months.......One of the things I've been struggling with is finding my voice. I know that sounds really cheesy, but I feel like this whole essay-writing-process has really made me question who I actually am. Now I'm starting to sound like a Disney movie, but I'm dead serious. I've written a ton of essays courtesy AP Lang, but only a couple were as personal as what I'm supposed to be doing for this essay. It's tough having to make the decision about what best represents me and what best represents my writing. I'm a pretty indecisive person, so that's not helping either. I just get so absorbed in my writing that it can be hard to stand back and look at it from someone else's perspective. In my mind, it definitely makes sense. In someone else's? Maybe not so much. Then there's the matter of making sure I sound like me. Which can be hard, seeing as I get so used to seeing the same essay for however many number of hours that it all starts to blur together into triteness and insincerity. I think I've found a way around it, but we'll see. Thankfully, I still have about 2.5 months until my first application is due (insert mini freak out here).
On the other hand, I have successfully finished reading and taking notes on the 1st chapter of computer science!!! Yay. It's pretty interesting so far. The sad part is that I still have 3 chapters to go...My stats book came in the mail today, which is again very exciting. This is the same book that was mentioned in my post about ez sniper. It is in practically brand-new condition, so that's a definite plus. I also got a couple books out from the library today about applying to college. Talk about a ton of reading to do...Anyway, that is it for now. My essay is feeling neglected from not being worked on. I should go give it some love.

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