I think it's fair that you know a bit about thou who creepith upon thee. It's also fun to fill out these essays. Makes you think about just what is the best way to sell yourself.
I'm an honors student pursuing fine arts and computer science degrees. I want to start my own dev studio after school. However tumbling face first into that endeavor with student loan debt would be foolhearty. To rectify the situation I decided to take a year off of my classes to work, breathe, and build my savings. Until June 2015 I'm a truck driver. I get to admire all this country's fine corn fields and be 20k in the green at the end of the year. 40-50k doesn't sound like that much until you consider that I live off cereal, don't pay rent, have no car payments, no utilities, no bar tabs- nothing that eats away at that paycheck. All is going according to plan. I have really got to stop petting this imaginary cat.