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A Farewell To Odyssey

After a year, this is my last article!

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A Farewell To Odyssey
Steven Lewis

This is it! My last Odyssey article. Close to the time this will be published, I will have reached my one-year mark!

Let's take a walk down memory lane... I first discovered Odyssey from a flyer taped on the wall when walking through the humanities building on campus. Big block letters shouting out to my eyes: DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE? Well, duh, I do. Back then I was a cute little freshman aspiring toward all the opportunities, getting fat on dreams. A writing internship sounded like a juicy experience for a baby English literature major to bite into.

If you want me to list off all the articles I have published here, I could only name a few. But my very first is the easiest to recall. I remember slaving away over it, learning the platform and triple-checking my AP style. Oh, and the GIFS. My gosh, did I obsess over which GIFS to use. And once it was published, I was the proudest darn thing in the dorms. This was it! The start of it all! My career, dreams, and talent have taken off!

Alright, cut me some slack, I was just a baby. But, Odyssey did in fact help my future career. I have learned a great deal of important skills, from team building to styles of communications to social media work. And when I jumped on the Contributing Editor train, I had to maximize my time and precision. I adjusted my writing style to the social media feedback and followed my internet nose to find what people are talking about most. When social or political issues were concerning me most, I had a voice to use and spread across various platforms.

But what I enjoyed the most was that my articles started a conversation. I have received so many responses from family, friends, and classmates -- all of which have started great discussions! The people in my life were opening up and sharing their opinions, using my articles as a starting and reference point. I have been so happy to hear everyone's words!

To anyone to reads this, thank you! To the regulars (aka Mom), thanks, and I love you! I'm excited to see where I go from here, so keep an eye peeled.

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