Writing articles for our magazine has been enjoyable, but also difficult. Trying to figure out how to appeal to the targeted audience is troubling at times. Never would I have thought writing for my generation would be time consuming. I thought it would be easy writing for others like myself. I am worried about others criticizing my work, which constantly resonates with me as I research and write my articles. My biggest hurdle to jump through this summer is to become more confident in my abilities. Obviously I am a competent writer, but the thought of students I know reading what I have written overwhelms me; I don’t want someone to judge me off of what they read. As the summer progresses, hopefully I can let go of the insecurities surrounding my abilities and trust in my first instincts.