I write because I have to. This isn’t because I’m in school and I am assigned to. I write because it is the best way I know to express myself. I write because it is what I love to do. I write because it is my life.
To put it frankly, no matter now nerdy or pathetic it may sound, my creative writing makes my life mean something. Being able to write a story, and do it well, gives me pride. It is not just a talent or a skill, but a way to live. It is the reason I wake up in the morning, and usually the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night.
I am well aware that not everyone shares my love of writing. I myself don’t favor writing that is anything other than creative, but, whether you like it or not, writing is a part of our everyday lives. It is a part we cannot escape from both inside and outside the magnificent world of academia. Learning the basics of how to write, establishing your own writing process, is an important skill to learn in college, while you still have the chance to have someone guide you along the way.
Once you enter the working world, nearly any job you get is going to need you to write. More and more employers are asking for writing samples, wanting it amongst the skill sets of their potential hires. Sure the jobs that don’t require this still exist, but those are becoming few and far between. So no matter how much of a pain college writing assignments might seem take the messages they are meant to teach to heart, because no matter how far from writing you might think your career will take you, there will come a time when you will have to put pen to paper.