The Goodbye I Never Thought I'd Have To Make

The Goodbye I Never Thought I'd Have To Make

Saying goodbye isn't easy, but I have to do what's best for me.

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Writing has always been my outlet. From the time I was young, you could always find me with a pen in my hand. Writing is where I can get the words from my heart out into the world, when my mouth can seem to speak.

So when I found the opportunity to share my voice with the world, while making amazing friends along the way. All I could think was...

sign me up.

While I was excited to pursue that journey, I had no idea where this journey would take me.

I had no idea that it would lead me to my writing being shared all over the world. I had no idea that it would lead me to getting offered writing jobs with online magazines. I had no idea it would lead me to a social media director position and along the way to editor in chief.

I had no idea it would bring me some of the closest group of friends, I ever could have imagined. The friendships I have more, are ones that will last a lifetime.

And I think that's what made this goodbye so hard.

I'm not saying goodbye to writing. I'm still going to pursue that journey as I have since I started at such a young age. But the time has come where I had to say goodbye to my platform, Odyssey.

The decision wasn't easy, it was a rough one at most. I spent countless nights sitting thinking about the pros, the cons and everything in between. But when it came down to it, I knew what I had to do.

I love my community and I love this platform. I love the journey it's taken me on. But it is time for me to continue my journey and grow.

To those who supported and assisted me at Odyssey HQ, thank you. Your wisdom and knowledge on how to run a community and the editing styles that vary in the writing world, I'll take with me on my continued journey. Not to mention the laughs we shared and the time we spent together. It means more than you may realize. I want you to remember that as you continue coaching your communities along the way, you are inspiring to us.

To my family (especially my mom), friends and boyfriend who encouraged and supported me on this journey. Thank you. The amount of shares on Facebook, having conversations about the pieces I had written, the love you have given me to push me on this journey has been incredible and unforgettable. I know you all will support me as I continue my journey on another path.

Lastly, to my community, my creators. You guys have been my rock. Saying goodbye and resigning as your Editor in Chief, has been one of the hardest decisions I've had to make. You guys not only made this job easy by being such an awesome group, but you made it fun. We became a family. A slightly dysfunctional, but super loving family. I can't wait to see where this world takes every single one of you. To say I'm proud of you all, is such an understatement. You are such a talented and amazing group. I hope to never lose touch as we grow with our lives.

You all are capable of changing the world and accomplishing something great. Do it.

And I love you. Always.

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15 Winnie The Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Feel Good

A sure-fire way to put a smile onto your face!
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Everyone has their favorite childhood character, or entire show, that makes them feel better when they hear a quote or see a picture of them. Winnie the Pooh will forever be my favorite childhood character! Pooh Bear is even my mom's nickname for me, that's how much I love him! The show and the books were probably the best thing that could have happened in my childhood. They always had good lessons to be learned in each story and episode. When I feel really down or just need a friendly reminder that there is still some good remaining in this crazy thing we call life, I look up a bunch of different quotes from the series and never fail ending up with huge smile on my face! Here are fifteen of my favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes that are sure to make you happy, feel better, and overall feel good inside!

1. "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you'll ever know."

2. "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be."

3. "How do you spell love? You don't spell it, you feel it."

4. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved."

5. "If there ever comes a day that we cannot be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

6. "As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen."

7. "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

8. "Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day."

9. "If you live to be 100, I want to be 100 minus 1 day so I would never have to live a day without you."

10. "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

11. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries."

12. "We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun."

13. "Weeds are flowers too, you just have to get to know them."

14. "Some people care too much, I think it's called love."

15. "I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time."

There you have it! Fifteen Winnie the Pooh quotes that are sure to bring a smile to your face! I hope they made you just as happy as they make me!

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Yes, I Love Science And Yes, I Love To Write

It is possible to like both!

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I feel like there's this unspoken rule in society that says that if you love science, you're not good at or you don't like writing and vice versa. A lot of the people I have met seem to be like that.

With this being said, I feel like I am the exception to the rule. I love science, I am sort of good at science, and I love writing. People who love science tend to be more analytical and people who love writing tend to be more creative. Well, I'm both analytical and creative.

It's possible to be that way. If life has taught me anything over these past few years, it's that anything is possible. I've gotten A's in both science and English courses. That's not me bragging about my grades because trust me they are nothing to brag about, but it's me showing how 2 separate parts of my brain can be strong.

For me, I fell in love with writing through journaling. It's more of a nonfiction writing style, and it's because I had thoughts that needed to leave my brain at 2 am one morning. I didn't want to send any of my friends a long text message expressing my feelings, so I found a notebook and started writing to my future self. Sure enough, it was therapeutic for me and I fell in love with writing as I journaled more.

Part of the reason why I love writing is because it gives me a place to channel my millions of thoughts onto paper. I'm constantly analyzing and sometimes overthinking things. Basically, since I am over-analytical about a lot of things, writing is my outlet to get these thoughts out of my brain.

Over the course of time, I have found this unspoken and secret beauty to the skill of writing. By far it is one of the most important skills anyone could have, and it's a skill that will always be needed because you need writing to communicate through text messaging, emails, proposals, and the list goes on. I love writing for this very reason.

More so, I love science too. Science is my first passion and with wanting to be a high school teacher, I hope to get young students to love science too. It is one of the coolest things on this planet.

To understand how the world works through science is absolutely mind-blowing. If you take or have taken physics, you know that there is an equation for everything like bouncing a ball while walking. It is the coolest thing in the world.

In middle school, we see a volcano diorama and we see how volcanoes sort of work. That's science, most of us are amazed by it. In college, science is really difficult and tedious, but it's fun. It's fun being challenged and being forced to analyze things in new ways.

Over the winter session, I took physics and thank goodness for my professor because he is a true gem of a person, but he made physics apply to the real world. It's the study of the real world and how things work and interact. It's all math and that's the hard part, but it was fun to see how math actually applies to the real world.

Analyzing and understanding the world through a scientific lens is so cool to me. It's not to everyone, and I respect that, but it's cool to know why clouds form and why certain rocks are lighter than others. It's cool to know why when I dribble a basketball even when I am running, it still comes back to my hands.

Point is, there is science behind everything, and I love learning that. I love analyzing it, just as much as I love writing.

Thus, it is possible to love writing and science. It's not common, but both are so cool and imperative to society in their own ways.

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