A professor of mine once told me that if you don’t enjoy writing about your life, then your life isn’t interesting enough. It was an intimidatingly bold statement, but I greatly resonated with the statement. Thankfully, I find my life interesting and as a result, love to write about my meanderings through the world. This affinity for creative non-fiction transfers to my interests in literature as well. Two of my favorite works are Kerouac’s On the Road and Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem. I try to keep the mastery these writers display in mind when writing pieces of my own.