DEALING WITH DRAMA

Tomorrow marks the first day of “Thanksgiving Break”, which for me, means that it has been almost nine months since I have been out of (physical) school. Many of my friends are in the same boat and it’s weird because, this is the longest period of time many have gone without attending classes. With physicalContinue reading “DEALING WITH DRAMA”

HAPPY DIWALI

Today is November 14th, 2020, which in the Hindu culture is the day of Diwali, or “the festival of lights”. Growing up, Diwali has always meant fireworks, good food, and celebration. However, it mainly serves as festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. This year, Diwali has beenContinue reading “HAPPY DIWALI”

CONQUERING YOUR FEARS

If you talk to most people, their biggest fear would probably be clowns, snakes, or heights. Fears are something that everyone has, at varying degrees and on varying topics. However, fears aren’t only limited to the surface, what horror movies are made of. Fears come in all shapes and sizes and for most people, theirContinue reading “CONQUERING YOUR FEARS”

BALANCING TWO CULTURES

I was born in 2004 to two Indian parents who immigrated to the United States from India some thirteen years earlier. At the time, they had lived in different parts of America including New Orleans, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan, where my brother was born in 1994. Growing up, I was exposed to both the AmericanContinue reading “BALANCING TWO CULTURES”

COPING WITH COVID-19

On March 11, 2020 the disease that had been disregarded by many, COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Two days later, on March 13, 2020 a national emergency was declared in the United States concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak. I remember this day clearly….I was at a localContinue reading “COPING WITH COVID-19”

CREATING A MORNING ROUTINE FOR SUCCESS

A typical morning routine for teenagers often includes going to bed at sunrise. Personally, I’ve never been a late night person. While some of my friends can stay up and text people until the early hours of the morning, I’m usually in bed by 11 PM. I guess that makes me boring, but I don’tContinue reading “CREATING A MORNING ROUTINE FOR SUCCESS”

THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO STOP SAYING…

Everyone has that one thing they know they’re good at. Think about it…maybe you’re really good at math and can compute large digits in your head. Or, maybe you can run faster than anyone you know. Perhaps you sit down at the piano and can play Bach flawlessly. No matter what it is, and noContinue reading “THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO STOP SAYING…”

JOURNALING 101:INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION

If you read my post titled “Introducing Chocolate and Politics”, you may know that I am an avid writer who has been keeping private journals for a number of years, this year being the fifth. I started journaling back in 2016 as a way to gain another creative outlet. I had kept a plethora ofContinue reading “JOURNALING 101:INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION”

5 WAYS TO TURN AROUND A BAD DAY

Bad days are apart of everyone’s life. Some days something happens that puts you in a bad mood, and other days just have an “off” feeling. For me, if I am upset about something, big or small, it’s easy for me to ruin my entire day. Sitting around and being upset is okay sometimes. WeContinue reading “5 WAYS TO TURN AROUND A BAD DAY”

THE KEYS TO A BETTER WORK ETHIC: HOW TO GET STUFF DONE

Recently, one of my friends was stressing out about an assignment that was due the next period. She sat across from me franticly scribbling answers on her paper and looking back and forth between her friends paper and her own. When she finally finished, she set down her pen, looked at me and exclaimed “IContinue reading “THE KEYS TO A BETTER WORK ETHIC: HOW TO GET STUFF DONE”