Reed College Admission Essay
This is not some sort of shock-inducing statement; I feel it’s a fact. I feel as if I’m in a slump, like my life has turned to a routine of wake up, school, dance/sports, eat, homework/teach, sleep. The joys I usually harbor in all my activities have become mundane. With the exception of my education, I feel as if I’ve learned all I need to learn in my current community or surroundings: conversations have become routine, even something such as texting my friends my friends bores me because it’s as if I’m forcing something that is obsolete.
While I appreciate the people in my life and the lessons they’ve taught me, I believe it’s now time for me to apply these lessons outside of my “bubble. ” I need something new in terms of sights, I need something else to debate about with friends and colleagues, I need to meet people, who do not live more than 20 miles from me. I need Reed. I applied to Reed, not only because it’s one of the best colleges to study anthropology and free form of writing in the form of the creative writing course but I also chose Reed because students at Reed always look for something more, as I currently am.
Reedies constantly challenge one another from Political issues to who will win the quidditch game. I also vie to attend Reed because; it’s located in one of the best cities in the United States: Portland is geographically rich, from breathtaking heights of Mount Hood to immense span of lush forests and lakes. The music scene is bar none, one can go to a folk show one night and hip hop concert the next, and most importantly, the books.
Including, the numerous books stores in Portland: Powell’s Books, a Mecca for a book lover as me is right within reach; whereas I would have to go mid to downtown for a decent book shop in Houston. In short, Portland is a city version of me. Additionally, I chose Reed because it reminds me a lot of Hogwarts, from the school mascot to the architectural stylings of the college and its traditions.
I say this not just because I’m a proud Harry Potter aficionado -yes, I said it,- but because reading those books every year was what inspired me to major/embark on a career in Literature/Journalism, and although I’ve read many more books just as great as Harry potter, and some even greater, I still reference the boy who lived and his companions because they were the first to teach me that we are not our circumstances or trials, but it is how we go about handling those troubles and the lessons we learn along the way that make us who we are. I hope to experience the next part of my journey at Reed College.