I had never considered myself a writer, but I have always had a passion for writing non-fiction and fiction stories.
I used to obsess over magazine writers, especially music journalists, and how they were able to capture emotion through words. I have always admired writers and despite my love for it never would have imagined that I would have been able to share my writing with the world. When I learned about The Odyssey community at FGCU, it felt like a step out of my comfort zone that I needed to take. It was nerve wracking because I never thought that I would be able to share my voice and that people would want to hear it. The first time I received a comment on a Facebook post about one of my articles it brought an undesirable feeling of joy. Joining Odyssey honestly changed my life and I will be forever grateful that my first writing experience was through Odyssey. I was able to strengthen my writing skills which has not only helped in writing for Odyssey, but also for school assignments. I have been able to realize that other people like my writing and it isn't just me that likes my writing. If you asked me a year ago if I was writer, I would have said no. If you asked now, I will say yes, yes I am a writer. Here are my four reasons why your should embrace your inner writer and write.