Hello! I hope I'm in the right part of the forum for this, but anyway... I'm currently a junior in high school and I'm applying for Ringling's Pre-College program for this summer. I've heard that it isn't that difficult to get into (which worries me a little), and I also considered RISD (I love the idea of a 6-week program) but it's really pricey and I also wanted to explore Ringling as a possible college choice for after high school since I want to study computer animation.
Right now I'm filling out the application, but I'm not too confident in my application essay/writing prompt thing. The limit is 250 words, and I'm at 245 but somehow I feel like it's empty or missing something. :/ I was hoping I could get some help revising it?
Success—it is an ambiguous term indeed, but powerful nonetheless. For as long as I can remember, the idea of success had controlled my life, beckoning me closer with the illusion of happiness. I pursued it blindly, never questioning or doubting it as I gave chase to that dream of a top-notch career, home, family, and insurmountable wealth. The majority of my 16 years had been dedicated to my education and above all, the haunting ambiguity that was success. My life could have been summarized on a single piece of paper, but even with that realization I did not regret a single moment.
I still have a long road ahead of me, but the path behind me is no less significant. I spared every moment I could on art while studying and carrying the weight of society's twisted misconception of success. I worked towards a dream that no longer exists for me today, but because of that, I have accomplished more than I could have imagined, met people who inspired and changed me, and became aware of what success truly meant to me. Regardless of the hardships and struggles that will rise to strike me down, or the people who may look down on me for it—I am an artist. I thrive on whatever life may throw at me and I ask only with the utmost respect for the opportunity to prove it to the people in my life by first proving it to you.
So... there you have it. :< Sorry for making this post so long, help and advice are very much appreciated! >__<