Letters and words and sentences and stories. Papers and pens and ideas. Writers and subjects. Journalism. It's my passion.
I became involved with my school newspaper last year. As a writer, I learned how to put my thoughts into words and my words into stories. I trusted my instincts and got the job done. For the first time in my life, I saw the world with clear eyes; I felt as if I was finally doing something worthwhile.
I was timid before journalism, but through it, I became fearless. I contacted participants of the Egyptian Revolution. I catechized my town's council members. I talked to people nobody else would approach. I'd found my calling.
This year, I was promoted to news editor. I love it. I get to instruct the next generation of journalists; I get to share my passion with these kids. They teach me something new each and every day. I'm learning how to adapt and overcome, and how to lead by example. I'm determined to change the world with my words - one story at a time.