It’s 2022 and I’m Back!

For the past two months, I have been filling out forms, going over information, and writing my college essays. Through my experience, I’ve learned that writing a college application is a lot like writing a job application. The whole point is to present yourself as the best candidate, and to highlight your accomplishments. This has always been difficult for me, it feels like bragging. I had to learn when completing these applications, that it’s not bragging to show people your highest skills and achievements. That’s where this essay comes from, a part of my mind that’s learning to be proud of what I have done, and accept praise that comes from people when I do well. When I was younger I was vehemently against compliments, dodging them anyway I could. I still feel weird when someone says something nice to me, especially when it’s out of the blue. When I got better at accepting compliments, I noticed other people around me still deflecting them. Instead of saying thank you, people tend to immediately change the subject when they get a compliment. This is where I decided to do some research on the subject. More to follow on this in my next post!

One thought on “It’s 2022 and I’m Back!

  1. Cool! Yes! Why do we do that? I think I was at least in my 20’s when I realized that the best response to a compliment is, “thank you.”


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