I’ve been writing for quite some time. From pencil and paper to endless stacks of printer paper littered with text, writing has always been something that helped me pass the time. I wrote stories, opinions and personal essays so often that writing became ingrained into my system.
I remember an assignment in my AP English class in which the class was asked to write an original epic a la “Beowulf” with a three-page minimum and a five-page maximum. As I wrote it, I had to approach my teacher to ask him if I was allowed to go over the limit; the story I was writing and the plot I had in mind literally could not be contained in five pages. He allowed it, leading me to hand in a 20-page story that probably went un-read yet nabbed me 100 points.
I knew that I wanted to something with writing. Journalism seemed like the perfect way to channel that hobby. With a wide variety of journalism to spread my wings, this field seems rather acceptable.