4 Things Writing Has Taught Me About Life
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4 Things Writing Has Taught Me About Life

Joining Odyssey changed my life, and I will always be grateful.

4 Things Writing Has Taught Me About Life

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.

1. It will make you more confident in yourself.

2. It will help in not only in personal writing, but for academic and professional writing.

3. It will teach you to share your voice with others and that your voice matters.

4. Don’t be afraid. Take that leap.

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