4/19/2016

Writerly Adventures

I love to write. Y'all know this already, of course, but I now share my writing with a bit more of the world through writing in The Odyssey. The Odyssey is an online newspaper of sorts for colleges around the country. I write once a week for their platform and share my articles on social media. The local article with the most views and shares receives $20, but I don't plan on writing on order to make money. (Not to say I wouldn't enjoy 20 bucks.) 


Much debating about this opportunity occurred before I made this decision. My first priority in writing for The Odyssey was that this blog in no way decreases in quality and regularity. And then I wanted to make sure my sanity in no way decreased in quality or quantity. Both important things if you ask me. 

Then I went through the interview process. Got in. Wrote my first article! The chance to share my writing to such a broad and extensive audience thrills me! I pray that God uses me to further His kingdom though these articles that I will write. 



Even though I can't directly post on Grace in Everything the articles that I post on The Odyssey, I plan on linking Odyssey articles to my posts now and then. If you want to keep updated on all of my articles, follow me on Twitter and I will keep you updated. (On a side note, Twitter slowly makes a place in my social media rhythms. Y'all, sometimes I am funny, and it surprises me every time.)

Here is my first ever article for The Odyssey! I write about how to not let the stress and weariness of the home stretch of the school year wear us down so that we forget about the moments. For "it is when we forget about the moments that we forget to live." This piece constantly challenges me to live what I preach, because choosing to live proves difficult when living gets hard. 




My most recent post describes and defines ballet. Ballet claims an important part of my life, but defining it creates a dilemma. Is it a sport? An art? A performing art? I dive deep into the essence of ballet as "the place where the heart meets the body." 




Hopefully that you enjoy the articles! Comment below your thoughts on this new adventure I embark upon! Also comment the exciting and non-exciting adventures life is taking you!

Writing for The Odyssey actually increases my excitement to continue to provide innovative and unique posts for Grace in Everything. Thank you for making my life a bit sunnier and more encouraging! 

Princess Hannah 

17 comments:

  1. That's wonderful for you, Hannah! I can't wait to see where this takes you with your writing. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your support dear!

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  2. Oh my goodness, Hannah! This is so cool! What a wonderful opportunity! I'll read every article:)

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    1. Grace, you make me happy with every comment! Thanks for your support!

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    2. So currently my computer crashes every time I try to go to the links...that's cool too, computer. *eyeroll*

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    3. silly computer.

      hopefully it is working now. i'll probably share the posts on my page's FB as well though. not sure why i'm not capitalizing things. guess im getting lazy.

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  3. Wow, I love your post about finishing the school year well and enjoying it! That is so hard to do when you really just want to be done...it is a wonderful reminder though to savor the moments because we'll never be able to go back in time. You are such a sweet and beautiful reminder of a woman truly living in grace! >3

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    1. It is so stinking hard that I want to give up oftentimes. But my hope is in Jesus (hint, that's my next Odyssey article!)

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  4. That's great! I took ballet for two years. (I actually think that you are the first online person I've told that to!)

    Congrats, Hannah!

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    1. I am so honored that you told me about your ballet experience! I absolutely love ballet!

      Thank you for your support!

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  5. AHH. this is SO cool. I just read your article, and wowsie. I love this so much and what an awesome opportunity!

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    1. THANKSTHANKSTHANKS!!!!! I'm stoked!

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  6. thats so cool! Ive thought about doing that and writing for one of those. it would be cool. best of luck with writing!

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    1. YOUR TOTALLY SHOULD DO IT!!!! The Odyssey reaches such a large platform. For instance, my ballet article reached over 100 shares on social media in one week.

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  7. HANNAH HANNAH HANNAH. You never cease to amaze and inspire me. <3 Literally I hope you know what a kindred spirit and a special soul you are -- made to move mountains, yo! ALSO DHSDJFHDJSK YOUR ARTICLE WRITING PROJECT SOUNDS SO COOL!! Literally I'm so stoked for you, girl!! that is so awesome and it's inspiring to see other young people going after things they want to do and not being intimidated or afraid. It's a rare but beautiful thing. :)

    Also, I just wanted to tell you again that the comment you left on my blog really really touched me in a way I probably cannot describe at the moment. Like, I've been struggling with doubting myself lately, as I've thought about having a presence online and sort of the whole idea of "being in the world but not of it" and I always want to be that authentic person who just IS who she is and doesn't try to fit in or try to be "liked" (in more ways than one, hahahaha XD) Anyway, I just wanted to thank you again because your kind words really encouraged me. :) ♥

    OFF TO READ YOUR FABULOUS ARTICLES NOW!! :D
    love,
    abbiee

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    1. *pops back in* JUST READ THE FIRST ONE AND OMG. DID ANYONE HEAR THAT NOISE?? IT WAS MY MIND BLOWING. I think I'll have to read this like 45612377 times over because sososososo goooood. <3

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    2. Abbieeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Your comments light up my day and make blogging worth the while! Thank you SOOOOO much for encouraging me in this way and spurring me on towards good works! I really meant every word of my comment on your blog!!!

      I'm so glad that you liked the article! It is so true, and I pretty much have to preach it to myself every day when I'm tempted just to live for summer. Oh, there is so much more living available to us if only we look for it and become aware of God's Spirit within us!

      Let's live Abbiee. Live.

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