Why I Write
Often times when writing I must stop and ask myself “why am I writing?”. Typically I answer that question with something along the line of “it’s required” or “I have to”. These phrases would typically accompany an assignment in English that was required and often times over a topic that I did not like or I felt to be uninteresting. However, the occasional writing assignment would come up over a topic that interested me and suddenly, almost as though I had a complete personality change, I would find myself beginning to write without stopping.
Something about being able to put my thoughts on paper caused me to keep writing. It was through cases like this, where I was enthralled in the piece I was writing, where I was able to establish why I write. I came to the conclusion that I write because typing my thoughts after thoroughly thinking them through allows me to successfully present my ideas. Creative freedom through writing eliminates a common struggle I have in my daily life which is getting my points across. Through writing, I can thoroughly express my thoughts and opinions with clarity, giving advantage and depth to my ideas versus just stating them in a conversation.