Would you mind briefly sharing with us how you went through the process? Like picking a topic, scrapping the idea, and coming up with a much better one?
Off-topic, I'm increasingly nervous about the idea of going to law school in general.
Sure thing: When I was writing my PS last year, I was fairly emotionally unstable due to some awful life events that had just transpired. For me, I couldn't get that stuff out of my head, and naturally gravitated towards that in my writing (part of the grief process was writing it all out I guess). A couple of TLSers read it and were like 'yeah, that stuff sucks, but this is a shitty PS because it 1) is mostly a sob story and 2) doesn't give adcomms any good indication of who you are'.
So, I was able to get it all off my chest, and then moved on to a story from my life that showed a big part of my personal development through college. Once I got settled on that topic, it was just a lot of tweaking, editing, and refining (it helps I have two teachers in my immediate family, one with a master's in professional writing, for help in proofing).
Does that make sense?