HELLO 2023

The past year has been a medley of ups and downs. A year ago my life was wildly different, at least in my eyes, and I never could have predicted the way small decisions and events would shape my current disposition. Nonetheless, as I contemplate each month of 2022, I realize how slowly these changesContinue reading “HELLO 2023”

GROWING UP

Thinking back, there have been multiple points in my life when I knew I was growing up. I knew it when I first learned to tie my shoelaces the cool way rather than looping bunny ears. I knew it when I received my first car and could go anywhere my feet couldn’t take me. And,Continue reading “GROWING UP”

MY GUIDE TO STRENGTH

Six months ago I stepped into a gym for the first time. After years of a tumultuous relationship with exercise, and with the end of another dance season, I looked to expand my definition of movement beyond the rigid confines I had placed on it. Funny enough, these limits never included the common lugging ofContinue reading “MY GUIDE TO STRENGTH”

INSECURITIES

Take a deep breath. We are about to get deep here. Insecurities: let’s talk about them. Whether you make them known or not, whether you even know them yourself, insecurities are something we all deal with to varying extents. They stem from the way we view ourselves, and while many tend to think of insecuritiesContinue reading “INSECURITIES”

MANAGING STRESS AND FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE

I remember my freshman year like it was just yesterday. I was the girl who was always a step ahead — turning assignments in long before the deadline, doing work the day it was assigned, and never quite understanding why everyone found the IB program so unmanageable. Fast forward to today when I am studyingContinue reading “MANAGING STRESS AND FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE”

MY FAVORITE PODCASTS

I am a music person, always have been. I love listening to playlists curated for specific moments, capturing the exact mood in a way words simply can’t. However, over time, I have also come to find the beauty in podcasts. The simplicity of hearing someone else’s voice brings a type of comfort, and can evenContinue reading “MY FAVORITE PODCASTS”

THE SCARIES

Today is Monday, a generally dreaded day. However, I am happy that today is Monday because it marks my first full week back from vacation. Each time I stray from my daily routine, I always find it comforting to once again return to it. The simple actions of waking up, making my own breakfast, doingContinue reading “THE SCARIES”

THE MONTH OF MAY

With it being the first full week of June, I thought it’s now a good time to begin a new segment in the Chocolate and Politics register: monthly favorites. In order to break up the philosophical, profound blog posts with something a bit lighter and easier to digest I am introducing a monthly roundup ofContinue reading “THE MONTH OF MAY”

WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?

The question comes up year after year. The one which excites you as a smallchild. The one which seems to hold unknown opportunities: “what do youwant to be when you grow up?” For a long time, I answered this questionwith the first thing that came to my mind. Originally, it was a baker, then foraContinue reading “WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?”

A DIFFERENT KIND OF SUMMER

Today was my first official day of summer. Normally, summer is an exciting time for all the opportunities it brings with it. However, this year, summer feels a bit different. I am excited about summer but not necessarily because I get to spend all my time with friends or go out every day. I amContinue reading “A DIFFERENT KIND OF SUMMER”