At the Writing Success Program we are endowed with thoughtful, insightful, self reflective staff members who boast uncanny writing abilities and the capacity to tap into the human condition one paper at a time. Although we are proud of these analytical accomplishments, this next writing assignment pushed our staff members to stretch themselves into a realm of discomfort, creativity, and metaphorical insight. Below, you are privileged to read the journeys of our staff members as they commit to a character through writing, in this case the day in the life of an animal. Our writing counselors were encouraged to select an animal, whether it be their spirit animal, favorite childhood beanie baby, or the animal that sparks the most awe-inspiring moments for them at the zoo. By completely immersing themselves in the experience of the animal, the counselor documented how their personality would take shape in the body of that animal in describing their idiosyncratic behaviors, animalistic thoughts, their psyche, the animal friends they would encounter, and the obstacles that may come their way. In wholeheartedly committing to character development, the products you see are the translation of personality into animal action. Our inner growls are roaring as the counselors’ eccentricities have been reincarnated into animals in the spirit of letting our fierceness shine.