I've gotten over my fear of talking to strangers. I struggled my first semester in grad school when I had to do beat reporting in the South Bronx. Walking up to people and asking for their information terrified me. But the more I did it, the more I got over it. Now my favorite part of journalism is the reporting process. I love seeking information and meeting new people. I guess I always liked these things before but I liked to do it at my own pace. The rushed speed in order to meet a deadline turned me off. But like I said I'm more mature about it now. Now if only I can get over my fear of swimming.