It’s so easy to get into a routine of writing and reading the same types of pieces. As a features person, I know what I like–and it’s rarely hard news.
This realization prompted me to make (and actually uphold) my journalism resolution for 2012–pick up stories out of my comfort zone. So far, I’ve been dabbling in news and sports, which has led to some interesting discoveries. I always knew I loved basketball, but after covering my first game, I’ve become a huge fan. Now I’m excited to pick up tennis, track–whatever! It was so scary at first, but it definitely paid off.