I do not know if this falls under the category of initiative but it sure enabled me to step out of my comfort zone, get creative, come up with a new idea, and pursue an unusual angle. The act of being in journalism has granted me the opportunity to take control of my work, my accomplishments, my present, and my future. During first semester I wanted to drop out, I felt unworthy, unintelligent, and much like I felt during my infamous years of middle school. The style of writing was like a new language to me, it made my prior dreams of becoming a journalist seem like hopeless aspirations. After conversing with both Mrs.Wantz and myself, I felt like maybe I need to step out of my comfort zone, maybe I should get creative, come up with new ideas, and take this experience as an unusual angle. So that’s exactly what I did; staying in journalism is the initiative I am now taking. By not giving up I am taking initiative in running my own life, in loving my own work, in determining my future, and in being a part of the journalism experience.