When I first decided to write for Odyssey, I won't lie — I wanted to have something to put on my resume. I have always sort of enjoyed writing, so I figured, why not?

But it quickly became something that I grew to love.

Sure, when I have to submit an article every week on top of the million other things I have going on, it can get to be a lot. But it's worth it when you see your work getting hundreds of page views by people just like you. Odyssey has turned my sort of love for writing into a true love for it. I get to do what I love, while also writing about things that I love. Pretty great.

I love sharing my articles on my personal social media and I love the reaction my work gets from those around me. It's the best when a topic comes up and someone asks, "Hey, didn't you write an article about this?" Heck yeah, I did!

This article probably seems pretty corny right now. But I really wanted to put into writing how much I appreciate this platform and all it has done for me. It not only allows me to better myself as a writer, but it allows me to stay in touch with my creative side and have a voice on topics in a way that I never thought was possible.

Doing things that are out of your comfort zone are often the things that achieve the best results. I never thought that I could publicly write about and share some of the things that I do. Yet here I am.

What I'm trying to say is this: join that club, write that piece, speak your mind. You won't regret it.

I sure don't.