I would be using this topic to respond to the Common App prompt (5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others). So the two ideas I was considering...
1. I could write about when I moved from NJ to CA the summer before freshman year. By moving across the country to an entirely new school district with 0 friends, it forced me to be outgoing and to make a real effort to meet people. Before this point, I was not super outgoing nor did I approach people out of the blue and introduce my self. So this event (moving) sparked a period of personal growth (becoming more outgoing).
2. A few months ago I went on a 3 day camping trip in the Mojave Desert with my AP Bio class. Prior to this trip, I had never been camping or done anything of that nature. It's important to note also that this wasn't "glamping", like this was real, primitive camping like no running water, tents, etc. And I was very hesitant to go on this trip since I had never gone camping and I did not really know what to expect entirely. However, upon pushing myself to attend the trip and having an AMAZING time, it made me realize the importance of trying new things. You can truly miss out on amazing opportunities if you pick the "safe" choice or the less daring prospect.
Thanks for taking your time to read these brief descriptions of the topics I would write this prompt about. I think that maybe the second one is better since it is more recent and therefore talks more about the person I am today. But anyways I would like to hear what you guys think would be a better topic.