I am a junior/rising senior at ODU. My major is physical therapy and I plan to attend graduate school at ODU as well. I hopefully plan to end up with a sports team or zoo for my job career. I work with the ODU ice hockey team as a team manager and I work as a host for the education department at the VA zoo. I really love doing all forms of art. I am big on doing art pieces in my spare time. I have been curious about writing for the Odyssey online for a month or two. I have written one article about losing a childhood friend to a freak health problem. I have always been one to write or draw to use as an output to friends and events in life. Reading these articles from various publishers through this website have been so precise to how I feel it is as if I wrote them. They have been inspiring to me to write my own mini articles. I finally found the confidence to write one and when I was speaking to a editor for ODU ( Jacki Ryan) she encouraged me to consider applying. After some thought I figured why not let people feel the same as I did about these articles. Why not see my friends share my article and say "this is so us ....this is so my life". That is the reason I want to share my writing with others.