needs help choosing a topic that doesn't sound depressing

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needs help choosing a topic that doesn't sound depressing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:20 pm

Basically I've overcome alot of obstacles in life so I have plenty to base my personal statement on but I'm not the type to dwell on misfortune. Basically I'm having a hard time writing anything that doesn't sound like "oh poor me". I want a personal statement that highlights my positives and isn't a pity party.

If I write good things, it feels too much like I'm bragging
If I write about my struggles, it feels like a pity party

Anyone else having this problem and how did you overcome it?

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Re: needs help choosing a topic that doesn't sound depressing

Postby usernotfound » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:33 pm

If you do talk about something you overcame, be honest, but also be concise. Describe how it affected you and it changed your mind/prompted you to act. Easier said than done.




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