Moving For The Eighteenth Time

Tell us anything else you want us to know about yourself that you haven't had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application. Include any special circumstances, experiences, talents, skills, etc. that you think would have a positive impact on the admissions committee. (250 words maximum)


We moved to a different house again. For the eighteenth time.

It had been a Saturday when my father made his grand announcement that we were moving again. I had been eating at the dinner table with my six siblings, and I almost choked. Grinning, he looked at us as if he were expecting us to join him in his excitement. I desperately wanted to protest, but my filial tendencies and deference for my father restrained me from doing so. Not wanting to disappoint him, I urged myself to smile. “We’re going to the Cove in Herriman,” he said. “It’s not that far away so it’ll be easier this time. What do you think?”

We were moving again? Sure, the Cove wasn’t too far; it was actually just ten minutes away from where we lived. But, we had just moved into the “very last” house we lived in now two months ago. I only recently began to adjust to living in this house. But then again, I shouldn’t be surprised. Flipping back through the frayed pages of the refrigerator calendar, I could see that we had a change of address every two months in this year alone.

I am sure there a lot of people that have moved around just like me; they move around because they need to. For my family, the reason was always to “save money”. However, after moving around...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 1400 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 10235 literature essays, 2599 sample college application essays, 497 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in