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Being a senior, I had to write a personal statement for uc applications. The first prompt was especially challenging and I was really pondering what to write about. I decided that I wanted to talk about how friendship has impacted my life and identity (inspired by the ideals from mlp of course). Here's an excerpt:
"I was able to develop a meaningful friendship with a student named Isaac. That’s when things really started to change for me. My newfound friendship taught me to open up. Isaac, a confident and outgoing figure, helped me reach beyond my typical social bounds and experience life with a newfound sense of fearlessness; I began to interact with others and participate in activities I would have normally not. Giving a lecture for a classroom of students, collaborating with others to plan community service events, and performing a solo for my dance team were significant hurdles. I discovered that life was something that I could conquer with a friend, but also by myself. Friendship was the catalyst to my self-discovery. "
That's when I knew the importance (magic) of friendship and who I should aspire to be. Without Isaac and my other close friends, I wouldn't be nearly as happy or successful as I am. I want to thank the show for inspiring my statement. Hopefully it pays off in acceptances!