Welcome back to Chocolate and Politics, a new project I picked up almost eight months ago as a means to fill a time of repose, to improve my aptitude for writing, and to further involve myself in problems or topics I am passionate about, working to reach a wider audience. In the first few months after the launch of my venture, I found myself writing constantly. I had a copious amount of fresh and exciting ideas to share with the world, my brain constantly buzzing with a newfound exhilaration just knowing that I finally had a space to document the inner-workings of daily life, and maybe even help others by doing so.
Fast forward some time, and Chocolate and Politics is still up and running. But, I am aware that as a reader, it may seem like it has become increasingly dormant in recent times. It has now been over a month since I have written my last post “What Does it Mean to Love?”. Everyday since then, it has been on my daily to-do list to open the laptop, and write a blog post. However, it’s been difficult to actually follow through with the plans I make for a number of reasons. To spare your time, I won’t go on about the profusion of reasons I have for not writing, because my audience is very small and it’s highly likely that no one even noticed my absence. What’s more important to me though, is that I am honest on this blog and can share a true, authentic version of myself.
In the past month, I, like everybody else have been inundated with work. For the most part, I am a fairly organized person and dedicated student. Nonetheless, with the non-compulsory attitude of online school and the closing of the spring quarter, school has been swallowing all my time, and leaving me drained afterwards. To add to this, I have been working on other projects and hobbies during my writing hiatus, reading a few books, filling my personal journal, and working on art. It’s been exciting to switch up the way I create, and in tough periods I generally prefer to do so in more private, uncensored outlets.
If you have been reading Chocolate and Politics since it’s start in July 2020, I would like to thank you for sticking with me and say that I am glad you are here. As it is, I have an infinite number of factors, people, and complications in my life coming in from every direction. For this blog to be a respite, rather than a responsibility is something I am immensely grateful for. As for the future, I am not completely sure what it holds. I do know that there are certain things I would like to implement into the curation of the blog: a more stable posting schedule, diverse topics, versatility and dexterity in my writing style, and most importantly…incorporating the voice and ideas of my readers into what I put out. If there is one thing I can ask, it is to please leave me suggestions, critiques, and tips in the comments of my posts, your feedback means the world to me. And, until then, I will continue working conscientiously to release posts that I hope will inspire you.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
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