Hello, my name is Olivia Marie Justus. I’m from the most amazing county in the world, Habersham, Georgia. Maybe I went a little far by saying this small town is amazing, but I was raised here. All I can say is, we make due with the lack of opportunities we have here.
I’m not much of an interesting person. I’m weird with a cross between introvert and extrovert. I’ve always been one to draw people to me, but I always keep them at arms length due to my current and past situations I’ve been in.
I will say this, I love writing. At a very young age I’ve always been drawn to writing things down. I always participated in the Young Georgia Authors competitions, though I never won. While packing up for college, I found one of my old composition books from 5th grade. I picked it up interested in what was going through my young brain. It wasn’t pretty. It was quite hilarious if you ask me. But the effort was there, so I can be proud of that. I love to write songs, poems, nonfiction prose, articles, anything that my mind wonders off too. I use writing as a way to get what’s floating around in my battered brain on to paper. It actually really does help a lot. I’ll let you in on a little secret. The account I am currently typing this off of is the blog I started my senior year. Thank goodness Piedmont has further my writing skills. I cringe every time I go back through and read my stuff. During the lovely quarantine we experienced, I decided to publish a book. I went back and forth on it for months. But, I finally got the balls to publish it to get my name out there. Well sorta, I’m still writing under a pin name until I start my professional career. You never know what could hurt you in the future. Especially for me, I tend to be an open book when it comes to writing.
Anyways, enough about that. I would really like to touch on the best thing that has ever been invented. Music. These beautiful sounds and voices has had such an impact on my life. I seriously have no idea where I would be without it. My love for music runs deep within my soul, but I am not musically inclined in the slightest. I could tell you every song by Red Hot Chili Peppers (THE BEST BAND EVER), The Neighbourhood, and Juice Wrld. But trust me, there is a lot of other bands and songs that have won my heart. I like to believe that my brain is made up of 95% song lyrics. It is a constant in my life. I listen to it when I work out, hang out with friends, when I sleep, when I do homework, you name it.
I chose Piedmont, not because of just soccer, but because it is such a great community to be apart of. I’ve met my friend soulmates, my worst enemies, and impactful professors. This place has been an absolute blessing for me. And, I am so beyond excited to be apart of the Mass Communications family. Ya’ll really are some awesome people. The opportunities that I have experienced here already have been far from amazing. Thanks to Professor Tingle, I have taken up a new web design business. She gave me to tools and I advanced that with my creative side. I have already completed three websites for different clients and I can not wait to make many more. I have been blessed to have Dr. Tingle, Dr. Dennis, and Dr. Van Conform as not only amazing professors, but also an amazing support team. I cannot wait to continue to meet new people, pursue further in my writing career, and become part of the Mass Communications family.