So I'm starting my nomination packets for the CA senators and will try to work on them gradually until I finish them during summer. For Sen. Boxer, "A short essay of 150-200 words explaining why you are seeking a nomination and want to be commissioned." For Sen. Feinstein "One page essay stating reasons for seeking this nomination, typed." When I write these type of things, I like to write sincerely from my heart (desire to become an officer and serve), but I also want my writing to stand out and be unique. I'm sure I share the same goals as many other applicants, but any advice on how to make my paper unique?