First of all, apologies to my group members for not getting this up sooner. Yesterday and today have been very crazy days. Yesterday I spent much of the day doing some statistical computer programming at the electronics lab where I work. In the evening, I attended a Traditional Latin Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Today, I spent the morning helping conduct a Latin Mass altar server training session for some young men at my church. Of course, afterwards was the Michigan vs. Massachusetts home football game, and I certainly couldn’t miss out on that–nor, for that matter, on the Notre Dame vs. MSU and Stanford vs. USC games immediately following.
Why do I mention all this? Well, certainly not to bore you to death with all the details of my weekend, nor to make excuses for a late blog post. Rather, it’s because this weekend’s activities happen to reflect some important aspects of my life, aspects which also profoundly guide why I write. Through the “Why I Write” essay, then, I hope to similarly–and hopefully creatively–manifest how my passion for the Catholic faith, statistics, and sports, in that order, inspires and influences my writing.
So far, that creative part is what’s been the hardest. Much of my writing for previous classes has been very formal and essay-like. That’s my writing comfort zone, and to break out of it for this essay will be as challenging as it is necessary.