Doing an activity in class about writing caused me to think deeply about why I write. After thinking long and hard, I came up with many conclusions. I want to write because, as vain as it sounds, I want to impress my readers. I want people to think that I am intellectual because I continuously feel the need to prove myself. After feeling guilty from thinking this, I knew something had to change. Why do I always feel this need to validate myself, and what does it reveal about me as a person? I want to know if others share this feeling. Do they think that it is wrong, as I do? Becoming confident and changing your entire personality does not happen in one night. Do people actually put thought and effort into trying to be less dependent? I know that I won’t change this week, and I probably won’t honestly feel like I don’t have to impress people for years. This is a goal that I have come up with: to write for myself. I want to write my life for myself and for no one else. The question is, though, how do I do it?