Life is full of many fruits. Many fruits bring different adventures, lessons, and challenges. You never want your fruit to rot, so it's best to endure all of your fruit.
Life is rich. I've realized how much you should cherish every encounter you have with people, good or bad because you never know when they will be gone. Life is complex. Life may not be what you want it to be at all times, but it is sacred. Life is adventurous.
Oh, the places you'll go. You will go far and wide. You will meet hundreds of people in your life and each will always have a mark of remembrance upon you. Let life give you the adventure that you may need or want.
It is time for me to say goodbye to college, but it has been a ride that I'll always cherish and remember. I have experienced the best and worst times in college. I've met some of the most wonderful and talented people on this planet and I am so grateful to have been in their presence.
I have grown to be a much different person than I was when I was coming into college. I am stronger, wiser, better and secure. College has taught me to be myself, take risks, challenge myself and to always remind myself that I am great. ECU is a part of me that I could never let go because it helped me blossom into the person that I am meant to be.
Beyond ECU, 'Odyssey' has given me a place to voice my thoughts. I am saddened to announce that I will not return to write, but that's only because it is time to move on to bigger things (graduate school). I have become the writer I needed and wanted to be because of the Odyssey. I am confident in myself more than ever now because I had the opportunity to use my voice to talk about the things that needed to be said.
Also, giving advice through 'How-to' articles was amazing to me. The most amazing thing is the people. Having readers who read your articles and tell you that you are brilliant is motivating and encouraging. It encourages me to continue to be the person that I am and to focus on the topics that many people would like to read.
I am on to the next step of my life. I know that I will face many challenges, many obstacles and more. I am ready to remain resilient through any and everything. The places you'll go are amazing. They are filled with many fruits. Fruits of all kind. These fruits are important as they have made some type of impact in your life. Please don't ever let your fruit rot because then there is no purpose of the fruit. Indulge in every fruit that you can have because they are all filled with many essential things that you need in your life.