Yesterday, when my roommates, along with the entire student body, were whining about the first snowfall, I became extremely excited. You see, I was born in Denver, and ever since I was two years old, I’ve skied every single winter. While this seemingly has nothing to do with my writing, the fact is that when I’m skiing, I do some of my most creative thinking. My college Common App essay was the brainchild of an April ski trip my Junior year of high school. This brings me to my next point: putting personality and voice in writing. There’s no way you would have known that I like to ski in any of my MIW work unless I told you outright. But, I think that 90% of a writer’s personality and voice can be channeled through writing. This is particually evident in my Why I Write piece as well as my Repurposing Project. I feel that with these two pieces, I really did a great job of incorporating my voice and personality into the work. Of course, I’m not perfect at it, but the one thing I feel that I’ve really learned to do in this class is properly conducting one’s voice through writing.