« on: July 04, 2006, 11:14:54 PM »
Writing a personal statement has been extremely hard for me. I was hoping to get some feedback and to see if you guys think I'm going in the right direction. This will eventually be about how my visits to impoverished countries when I was younger raised my awareness about the poverty that exists and is overlooked here in America. Basically, it's going to end up saying that I want to go to law school because I want to be an instrument of change and to have a part in making and changing the laws that affect me and my community. So, let me know what you think please:
I was fifteen years old the first time I left the United States without my parents. I was scared to death but more excited than I had ever been. I had signed the next twelve days of my life over to strangers and would be living thousands of miles from home and way outside of my comfort zone. I didnít know exactly what I was getting into when I left. I thought I was going to help people who didn't have the power to help themselves. I definitey wasn't expecting for the the trip to change me and the way I viewed the world, but I havenít been the same since.