Writing has always been a passion of mine that I seemed to have inherited. My mother, who is a writer as well, instilled the power of writing into me from a very young age. If I was ever struggling with a decision, she would say, “Write about it.” If I was angry or sad or frustrated or happy, she would say, “Write about it.” Somewhere along the way, I found myself writing without her urging. In fact, one of my most favorite things to do is to write personal letters to people or inspirational stickies. After taking Magazine and Feature Writing, I realized I had found a new passion in writing. Suddenly, I realized that I could write about more than just me: my hopes, my dreams, my frustrations, my battles, my triumphs. I learned that more than writing about me, I loved getting to write other people's stories. A requirement of my Magazine and Feature Writing class was to write three feature stories. The first feature that I wrote focused on my college pastor's wife, Savannah Cotter and how she suddenly found herself a pastor’s wife, which was the absolute last thing she ever expected herself to be. The second feature was on a wedding planner. This happened to be a perfect topic for me because I am quickly becoming just like Katherine Heigl in the popular movie 27 Dresses since all of my high school friends have decided to get married in an 18 month period. Lastly, the third feature that I wrote focused on my little sister, who at a young and tender age was forced to live through a tragedy. In many ways, writing has become a friend to me, and I find that I enjoy expressing myself through something as simple as a good writing pen and a piece of paper.