WHY I DELETED TIKTOK

In 2019, I made the choice to download the up-and-coming app TikTok. Like its antecedent Musical.ly, I assumed TikTok would be another entertaining pastime that would provide a creative outlet and area to explore a new online community. And for a time, that is exactly what it was. 2019 was a year I consider toContinue reading “WHY I DELETED TIKTOK”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”