Essay: "Putting Words Together and Getting Paid for It"

This assignment was dubbed "Project 0" and was written for my Technical and Professional Writing college course, which I am currently taking (Fall 2011). The writing prompt reads:
This first project will be a personal essay of 2 to 3 pages, 600-900 words, answering these questions: At this point in your life, what career do you anticipate entering and what role will writing play in it? This essay should represent your best writing in its clarity and correctness and is worth 50 points.
As you can see below, I received an "A," so I'd say I did a good job on it!