Hello, my name is Tyler Fink and I assume that you can deduce by this point that I am minoring in writing. Beyond that my current plan is to double major in Statistics and Psychology while also minoring in Mathematics. I know, I am insane. I am currently in my third year here at Michigan and am becoming more and more aware with each passing day that I will be done in a little over a year. My plans for the future are nearly nonexistent and when that day comes in around a year and a couple months I don’t really know yet what I want to do with my life. But let’s steer clear of that fact for now.
What do I know and what do I like? I read quite a bit during the summer when I actually have the time to really get into a book. I would read during the school year but don’t really have the time. I enjoy watching TV as well and some of my current favorites include Game of Thrones, Modern Family and Survivor. I also spend a lot of my spare (and not so spare) time on the internet doing absolutely nothing and wasting my time.
I am not the most active person and I definitely don’t exercise all that much. However I do play “walleyball” (volleyball in a racquetball court) fairly often with some of my friends. I was an All-State tennis player in high school but could probably count on one hand the number of times that I have played since starting school here. I also sporadically decide that I should start running and have ran two 5Ks while in college (this habit never really lasts long though).
I am originally from Comstock Park, Michigan which is on the west side of the state just a little bit north of Grand Rapids. It is a small town that exists right on the border between the suburbia of the greater Grand Rapids area and the rural farmlands that exist outside of it. The public high school that I went to was only around 600 people in total and with a few exceptions I knew the names of all my classmates when I graduated.
I am overall a quiet person, especially with people that I don’t know very well. My sense of humor consists mostly of terrible puns and sarcasm. I am a horrific mix of being organized and a mess. I have a terrible habit of ignoring things that I don’t want to think about which causes half of my problems. I also procrastinate a lot but can do so very strangely by baking (which my roommates love), cleaning, or organizing.
My process for writing reflects my personality this a lot. Basically, once I actually focus enough to start writing it comes out of me in chunks of sentences or paragraphs at a time. I write for a bit and then once I have lost the thread I will look back at what I have just written and realize that nothing actually makes any sense. In one sentence, I have written the same word twice without realizing it as I changed the tense or phrasing as I wrote. Another sentence will be three lines long and completely devoid of any punctuation. Yet another will just sound awkward and wrong. I fix all of these errors in what I have just written and try to make it flow well together in at least some semblance of order. Then, after achieving this, I will look at how much I have written and how long it has taken and either panic or feel relieved. I will repeat this process of writing and revising smaller sections slowly until I have completed the entire paper. Depending on length and my current state of fear, I will have stopped a varying number of times for at least 30 minutes to an hour to take a “five minute break” while writing.