Retrospect extracts feelings of insecurity about my writing skills. Only recently did I conjure a passion to master prose, to create stories, to conquer language. I desire to develop vocabulary not to impress flamboyantly but to invigorate my art of precise meaning as a tactician of words. This desire used to be cool and warm and lukewarm, but now it is either freezing or scorching. I am a college student at the University of Texas. I major in mathematics, but I cannot deny myself my love for writing any longer. I'm scared that I won't write well. But I learned that that the greatest thing about fear is the moment you realize you have the courage to face it. Everyone has to start somewhere so let's get to it.