SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I've been juggling three different topics for the past few days now (maybe I'm thinking about it too much), and seem the decide between them. I was wondering if SDN could give its input: 1.) My family moved to a different city nearly every three years, and has never made more than 25K annual. I would talk about how my experiences made me a more diverse people-person who is better at "adapting." However, the adapting thing is pretty moot as my transcript shows two years of poor grades... And honestly, my family did a very good job keeping me comfortable... so I didn't actually "do" anything to overcome it. I just burned through the years with a smile. 2.) I moved churches 2 years into college to help a new church become established (worked with their praise band). We built the band from the ground up using fundraisers, and devoted a lot of time to training new members. It illustrates me as a proactive leader. However, it doesn't seem to be personal enough of an issue. Also, I know that religion may have negative connotations (whether conscious or not). 3.) This is my biggest LEGIT obstacle that I overcame I went in as an undergrad thinking I could pretty much handle everything. I was working a part-time job, and volunteering at the church nearly 30 hours a week. This led to 2 years of abysmal grades. But I learned my limitations as human being, and learned that its important to pace myself. This was followed by 2.5 years of >3.9 GPA. But, this does highlight my more "negative" application aspects.