Yes, that is some great advice from Hellstrider :-)
I hope you will feel confident as you write some paragraphs:
Each paragraph must start off with a topic sentence. So, do this for your paragraph 2:
In recent years, I have been too scared to even enroll in school because of how much it was going to cost. My parents were hit with financial hardship the past two years because of the economy. I work and go to school, which makes it necessary for me to be away from home twelve hours each day. Sundays are my only days off. I work in a salon as a receptionist so that I will at least have front desk experience before going out into the world as a professional.
Then, write paragraph 3 all about what you want to achieve as a professional. What good will come of the time you spend at the school to which you are applying? Tell them about how you envision the future.
Use a spell checker! :-)
Go back and write paragraph one all about the MAIN IDEA of this essay. What is your theme? What do you want the reader to remember about you?
Make sure the reader sees that you have a CLEAR, DETAILED PLAN for the future.