The voice I wrote my “Why I Write” piece in is a voice I recognize, but not my natural voice. By natural, I mean my normal speaking voice or the voice I use when writing to friends or family members that I feel completely comfortable with. However, this is written in a very typical writing voice of mine. I recognize this voice as my go to academic voice. It’s the voice I use when writing papers for class. This is not surprising to me because I very rarely write in my normal speaking voice. I always take on a more refined tone in my writing unless the occasion explicitly calls for something else. Whenever I write, I think that I default to this voice as I am so used to using it. It is not excessively professional, however it is fairly straight to the point and doesn’t show many levels of my personality.