I have read, and have been told, that one strategy for writing a personal statement is to write about something you have had to overcome because it shows you are human and have the capacity to grow as a person (much as you are expected to as a writer in an MFA program). That being said, I am in the middle of writing my personal statement and I chose to discuss my battle with bulimia for my opening paragraph and how, though it was a struggle, I learned determination and discovered myself and my true passions, the strongest being writing.
I graduated undergrad in May and admittedly, I haven't worked for literary magazines or been an editor or even worked in the English dept. of a university. Does anyone know, or think, that the aforementioned experience plus my reasoning as to why I want to go to X program and how I think I could benefit, is enough and I won't look too inexperienced or interested enough in my field?