PERFECTIONISM

Every time I say I am a perfectionist, I am not sure if it is something to boast about or feel ashamed of. To me, perfectionism is a trait that I see in both myself and many of the people I choose to surround myself with. It is having the goal of having everything systemicallyContinue reading “PERFECTIONISM”

OVERSHARING

Sometimes I look at social media as a a harmless tool. It is a cure for boredom, a place to put funny videos or pictures we like of ourselves. It’s what we scroll on and instinctively turn to each time we open our eyes in the morning. It is necessary and means we can connectContinue reading “OVERSHARING”

MEETING NEW PEOPLE

As a young child, one of my favorite things was meeting new people. At parties, my animated face lit up as I went around talking to guests old and young. I asked them question after question, and I honestly listened, without becoming engrossed in what I had to say next. As I grew up, likeContinue reading “MEETING NEW PEOPLE”

HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE YOU

The other day, I was sitting with one of my good friends and they asked me “Do you ever think about how others perceive you?” Since then, I have been pondering that question and wondering how others perceive me, especially with the way I portray myself online. When I started putting my thoughts and opinionsContinue reading “HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE YOU”

SPEAKING OUT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO ME

As a teenager, speaking out about personal struggles or issues you in see in the world is daunting and, as a teenager myself, I don’t see many people doing it. Both teens and adults tend to divert discussions away from their own problems and choose to talk about the issues of others, generally because itContinue reading “SPEAKING OUT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO ME”

THIS IS HOW TO BE HAPPY

There is no one way to ensure happiness. Some people seem to have everything and still can’t find joy, while others have virtually nothing and can’t stop smiling. In some ways, we aren’t in control of our mood, and as humans, our mood is very volatile. Happiness is a temporary feeling, while joy is aContinue reading “THIS IS HOW TO BE HAPPY”

COPYCAT

I don’t like to think of myself as an angry or jealous person. Especially because as of recently, I have been working on stepping back from situations that make me feel resentful and trying to examine why that certain situation warrants my reaction. Generally, it is not too difficult to come up with why somethingContinue reading “COPYCAT”

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

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 monthsContinue reading “WHERE HAVE I BEEN?”

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”