“Life is one f***ing beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work” (Little Miss Sunshine). I treated high school as a beauty contest; I studied hard and received good grades, but it was all an act to impress those around me. I want to give my college experience a more profound meaning than a beauty contest. In college, I hope to explore my options and discover my true passion. I do not want to take classes to receive straight A’s; I want to become immersed in a subject and be excited to learn. I hope to gain the feeling that I worked hard to learn something that I care about so that in the future, I can find a career that I don’t have to treat as work or a source of income, but rather, as a source of pleasure. Once I discover my true passions, I will have a sincere reason for working hard, because in the end, true happiness is achieved when “you do what you love and f*** the rest”.