WHY YOU ARE NOT INSPIRED

As a child, I was wildly creative. I genuinely did not care what others thought of me; painting on walls and writing my own music, and making movies with friends. Growing from this carefree child into who I am today, I ultimately lost the time and, with that, the fervor for creating. My days wereContinue reading “WHY YOU ARE NOT INSPIRED”

THE MONTH OF MAY

With it being the first full week of June, I thought it’s now a good time to begin a new segment in the Chocolate and Politics register: monthly favorites. In order to break up the philosophical, profound blog posts with something a bit lighter and easier to digest I am introducing a monthly roundup ofContinue reading “THE MONTH OF MAY”

BURNOUT

Burnout is a term I was never aware of before entering high school and something I never realized I experienced until this year. Burnout, put simply, is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by¬†excessive and prolonged stress. It is something that can be very difficult to recognize, especially by those who displayContinue reading “BURNOUT”

EFFECTIVE STUDYING: MY TOP TIPS

Over the last week, I have felt overwhelmed with the amount of studying I have been doing for various tests, quizzes, and essays. Although it can be incredibly stressful, the center of our education system for a long time has been testing because it is a straightforward way to evaluate how much a student knows.Continue reading “EFFECTIVE STUDYING: MY TOP TIPS”

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

History is a complex and multi-faceted subject. It is literally and simply defined as the past: past events, significant figures of the past, and the past decisions which have created the circumstances in which the world lives today. However, with history being focused on the past, it is natural to ignore the fact that theContinue reading “HISTORY IN THE MAKING”

I WANT TO HEAR THE STORIES OF OTHERS: MEMOIRS

During this holiday season, for the first time in my life, I was asked an interesting question by a classmate: ‘What is your favorite genre of books?’ Instinctively, I answered back with a sheepish grin that I liked memoirs. In a way, I had surprised even myself– never before had the first genre of booksContinue reading “I WANT TO HEAR THE STORIES OF OTHERS: MEMOIRS”

BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD READ: THE CLASSICS EDITION

Most teens nowadays, including myself have replaced reading with other activities. I used to be immersed in reading. I read everything…fantasy, auto-biographies, romance, thriller, you name it, I read it. However, with other things taking up my days, the time I spent reading has come to a standstill. That doesn’t mean that I don’t readContinue reading “BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD READ: THE CLASSICS EDITION”