One of the biggest examples of initiative I have taken this year is switching from News to A&E. Writing for News was getting to the point where it was stressful and was getting to the point where I just wasn't being productive. So I switched out and started writing app reviews. I designed a review format, and did my best. This was a good experience because it helped lay the foundation for becoming resorceful and working on my own.
Another time I have taken initiative was in the very beginning of the year. The very first news article I wrote, "Kindergaten" Renaissance Rally brings back old memories, took initiative on my part to write. I had to approach people and get an interview, when I had never done anything of the sort before. It took a big jump in my confidence to be able to do that, and it has made me more assertive in my interactions with strangers.