help with beginning a short essay.

<p>Hello,</p>

<p>Can anyone give me some tips on writing a short essay about why i'm interested in something,
or ask questions to help me figure out why?</p>

<p>These are questions I hate because I never really have a reason that I'm interested in something, I just am...so i'm having trouble thinking of how to begin this. </p>

<p>For example, for the GW app, I have to write an essay about what influenced me to apply, and why i'm interested in a certain program.</p>

<p>...I could say something like "because I will be challenged," or "because it will help me to be successful" or something, but idk.</p>

<p>Thanks :)</p>