I am so close to finishing my personal statement now - I'm on to writing my fourth draft now and there's less to change each time! I just need to cut it down to the right word count and I'll be able to send my UCAS form off and hopefully start getting offers from Universities!
It's one of the most exciting but stressful things to do. The actual writing isn't difficult, I actually like writing about what I like about my subjects and why I would be good for the course, it makes me feel good about how much I have achieved already! The stressful part is what writing the personal statement means; moving on and the unknown future. That the next three years of your life is decided for you by a form and a short piece of writing means that they're the most important pieces of paper (internet paper...) that you will ever write and fill out. I don't like the feeling of not being in control and having to hand over that decision to nameless, faceless people at higher institutions to criticise you through these papers is terrifying to me. I actually wish I was applying for places that asked for an interview as I quite enjoy them and then I would be able to talk to them face to face and they would be able to see what I am actually like instead of what I seem like on paper.
Once I send off that form, my fate is in their hands so to speak and even though it's scary, I'm so excited to find out what happens and I'm working incredibly hard to make sure I don't let myself down or any of those university ghosts who actually give me offers...if any.