I have always enjoyed writing, whether it’s for school, work, or personal, I just like it. Even before I really knew what good writing was or how to tell a story it always seemed to come easy. I remember getting large writing assignments in high school and my friends would panic and stress about it but for me – I always looked forward to those assignments. I love the opportunity to be creative and tell my story. Fiction or nonfiction, it didn’t matter to me, I just wanted to write.
I have actually struggled more with writing assignments in college but I think that is due to an overloaded schedule of full-time work and full-time school. I just don’t have enough room in my brain to open it up the way I am used to, to tell a good story. It’s frustrating for me because I want to enjoy writing. I wish I was in a position where I could quit my job and focus entirely on my education. I think I would do much better in school if that were the case but I make it work. For me writing has always been a mental escape, much like the way reading is for many people. I hope after completing my education I will be able to get back to writing the way I have always enjoyed.