WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE?

With the eternal countdown to the hot, muggy summer, it seems as though once again we have stumbled upon the month of February. Every month on the calendar seems to bring something special with it…a new year, an exciting holiday, or a break from busy life. February brings with it the ideal of love. Love.Continue reading “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE?”

WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US

Most of last year felt like a strange daydream. Just every time we thought it was “getting better”, something bizarre would happen that seemed to completely uproot society. No longer was anything familiar, and to be honest, it felt like nothing was surprising anymore either. It wasn’t surprising that we could take a common struggle,Continue reading “WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US”

MY SIXTEEN BY SIXTEEN

Last weekend, on December 13th, I turned sixteen years old. I got plenty of wishes from my friends and family and had the time to celebrate with dancing, and cake, and dressing up. I really enjoyed my birthday, and for girls in America, sixteen is a big one. However, it also made me realize howContinue reading “MY SIXTEEN BY SIXTEEN”

SO YOU’RE BORED?

I had originally planned to write this post quite a few months ago, back in May when everyone was under lockdown, and our lives were turned upside down. However, I instead decided to write a post called “Coping with COVID-19”. It included tips on how to deal with isolation and find gratitude in the mundaneness.Continue reading “SO YOU’RE BORED?”

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”