While the fortunate turn to exercise when they are stressed, I turn to food. Unfortunately, it's not healthy food. Being a first year student in college, the first one in the family to take on a job in the medical world, and being the oldest comes with too much pressure and stress. That's why, at the beginning of my first semester, I decided that I should turn to writing instead of junk food. I know I am not the best writer, but typing or writing takes the weights off my shoulders and allows for me to enter my own peaceful world, where I have the ability to control what happens. It also allows for me to write out all my feelings without having to rant to others and feel bad that they have to listen to my complaining.
I love reading the stories on The Odyssey Online because I am able to relate to so many of the different articles that students like me post. It's nice knowing that I am not the only one going through the difficulties of a typical college student. Many of these articles are very enjoyable to read, and are shared between all my friends once in a while. I also love writing little letters to my friends once in a while and getting a happy response back from the gratitude they feel. I want to be able to reach out to everyone with my writing on The Odyssey Online and help them relate, cheer up, or simply find something short and sweet to read for the day.