A major struggle for me and many other students when applying to college was feeling confident that I had something interesting to write about. When applying to college, I decided to have fun with it and shared fun facts about myself without the expectations or stress to impress. I learned that that was unknowingly a really good strategy because applying to college is all about meeting new people, so if your story is imbued with personal details, readers will really feel like they've gotten to know you so that they want to admit you.
Right now, I'm a senior at Duke University double majoring in Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience and minoring in African & African American Studies. As a college senior, I'm going to be applying to gap year programs before going to medical school, so I'm right there with you!