When I started writing my essay, I had no idea why I write. Pinpointing one specific reason seemed like an impossible task. The answer to this question is not something I regularly think about, and let’s be honest here, most of you probably don’t ponder this question very often either. However, as I started writing and trying to answer what seemed like a very foreign question, I found that my essay became an exploratory tool—an internal conversation that allowed me to answer this central question. Throughout my exploration I found that there is no one definitive answer to the question “why I write.” Writing, I concluded, is the product of my own creativity, love of description, need for self-expression, and understanding.