THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

This past Friday I was looking through some suggestions my friends had given me for blog topic ideas. Mostly, I was expecting to see questions about silly, trivial topics that I could catch some inspiration from. However, one prompt in particular caught my attention and has been churning around in my head for a whileContinue reading “THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION”

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is what I would call a “necessary evil”. For most of us, it’s the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing we look at before going to sleep. The world is always moving, and at times, it can seem like the less time you spend scrolling, the more youContinue reading “THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA”

NAVIGATING ONLINE LEARNING

It’s currently 8:34 PM on a Sunday night. Tomorrow, is my first day of school. However, this year is different from all the others because instead of waking up, getting dressed and driving for fifteen minutes, all I have to do is sit down at my desk and log onto “school”. In my county, studentsContinue reading “NAVIGATING ONLINE LEARNING”

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”

MY SONGWRITING PROCESS: HOW YOU CAN WRITE YOUR OWN SONGS

I would consider myself a creative person. Some of my favorite things include writing, journaling, making art, dancing, and playing music. I play three instruments-the piano, ukulele, and steel drum, singing along. Music a way of relaxing for me, and in addition, it works as a great emotional outlet, especially since I have written myContinue reading “MY SONGWRITING PROCESS: HOW YOU CAN WRITE YOUR OWN SONGS”

THE “P WORD”

From as long as I can remember, there have been two things you should never talk about. Religion and Politics. It’s understandable why these two topics are avoided. Often, when a conversation about religion or politics is started, people get angry and confrontational. In theory, yes, it may not be the most appropriate dining tableContinue reading “THE “P WORD””

THE BEST AND WORST FASHION TRENDS OF 2020

One of my favorite hobbies is experimenting with my style and planning outfits that I have fun wearing. Since the 19th century, people have been doing the exact same things and from poodle skirts to neon to latex, different products have taken to the runway through each decade. The past ten years have been fullContinue reading “THE BEST AND WORST FASHION TRENDS OF 2020”

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…”