Every since last July, I have been a creator for Odyssey. It all started out when I met a girl from a Michigan State roommate search named Rohitha. She and I began to talk about school and somehow she mentioned that she wrote for a volunteer based "blog-ish" website and I wanted to give it a try. And here I am a year later with over 40 articles and a whole different perspective about the Odyssey! Here are 4 things I have learned in the past year from writing for the Odyssey.
This definitely takes dedication to write an article every week. It also is a great addition to my resume and is always a conversation starter because most people don't know what the Odyssey is.
2. Time Commitment
Every Wednesday is our submission day so it is something that needs to be blocked out in my planner and calendar every week. I treat it as another class in my schedule and make time each week to think about writing and topics.
Not being bias but I am part of the best community of the Odyssey. Our GroupMe is always filled with compliments, brainstorming, and some deep conversations. Everyone has a voice and we all respect each other. Since this is mostly an online activity, many of us don't interact face-to-face with our fellow community members. Last year, we started to plan dinner dates so that some of us can meet and talk to people that we usually communicate with through social media.
Having to come up with different topics for articles every week does require some creativity. My note app on my phone is full of ideas and topics that I might like to write. My mind is always thinking about the Odyssey and what topics I would like to elaborate on in the future.
The Odyssey has expanded my thinking and creativity more than I ever thought it could, and I can't wait to see what this next year has in store for me and my work!