Common App

Topics: American films, A Different World, Place Pages: 2 (603 words) Published: October 22, 2014
Ms. L
English 12
Monday, September 22
Common Application Essay

Prompt: Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?

People think that I'm mean because I'm quiet, and I don't really like going out places with others or because I don't really say much. On the other hand, people say that I'm soft just because I don’t handle myself the way they handle themselves. That's just not me. They don't know my background or my life. Growing up I was pretty much a loner. I tended to be one of those kids where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and pencils, you wouldn't hear from me for hours. I was always drawing race cars, rockets, spaceships, and planes. Anything that was fast and had the ability to take me away. I became obsessed with the dream of traveling all around the world and seeking new scenery. I just enjoy the beautiful landscaping, the wildlife and what we have here on this planet. I've always found that traveling inspires me more than anything else I do. The different languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design seem to be what fascinates me the most. If you haven't caught my drift, the scenery of the open road is what makes me feel perfectly content. I’m not sure why I have such a big passion towards all the different places on Earth. I guess it’s just the thrill of entering the unknown and feeling that rush. A trip is essentially a leap in the dark, sort of like a metaphor for life. You set off from home and you go off to an unknown place. You basically just discovered a different world, and sometimes you can even discover yourself. I personally I have not fully figured out who I am or what my purpose is in life. I suppose this is the reason behind my obsession of traveling the world. I’ve always told myself that if I was financially sound, I, along with several friends, would travel the world. Seeing new places and meeting new people with the...
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