I never understood what people meant when they said that are “different kinds of lonely”. A time ago, I was the loneliest I had ever been. Not only did I not have anybody, I directly had people telling me did not want me and diminishing my worth to something I knew it was not. InContinue reading “ALONE VS LONELY”


From the first day I begin writing my own personal blog, I have had an idea for this exact post. I have wanted to curate a well-rounded review of the International Baccalaureate Program for the past four years, and it became more deeply rooted each time I saw another one of my peers leave forContinue reading “WAS IB WORTH IT?”


It is a good day to drink a cup of coffee and write. Welcome back to Chocolate and Politics. I know it has been what seems like an everlasting hiatus as my blog posts slowly tapered off into oblivion. But, I owe you an explanation: about where I have been, what I have been doing,Continue reading “WELCOME TO SEASON 2”


I am someone who experiences high highs and low lows. There are days when I smile at every stranger I see, walk with my head held high, and sing embarrassing songs with the car windows down and zero care about anyone who may be watching me. Then there are other days. The ones where myContinue reading “YOU DEFINE YOU”


Today, at 10:00 AM, a Pinellas County school board meeting was held to discuss the recent banning of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. Many students, parents, and teachers attended to voice their opinions and concerns on the matter, and to be a part of that group makes me proud. The careful selection of books inContinue reading “THE BANNING OF TONI MORRISON’S ‘THE BLUEST EYE’”


The following entry is an excerpt from my personal journal. To begin the new year and new season of blog posts, I decided to be more open and raw with the thoughts I am sharing. I will continue to post my usual content, chock full of life lessons and personal opinions, but by broadening theContinue reading “MARY”

HELLO 2023

The past year has been a medley of ups and downs. A year ago my life was wildly different, at least in my eyes, and I never could have predicted the way small decisions and events would shape my current disposition. Nonetheless, as I contemplate each month of 2022, I realize how slowly these changesContinue reading “HELLO 2023”


Thinking back, there have been multiple points in my life when I knew I was growing up. I knew it when I first learned to tie my shoelaces the cool way rather than looping bunny ears. I knew it when I received my first car and could go anywhere my feet couldn’t take me. And,Continue reading “GROWING UP”


Six months ago I stepped into a gym for the first time. After years of a tumultuous relationship with exercise, and with the end of another dance season, I looked to expand my definition of movement beyond the rigid confines I had placed on it. Funny enough, these limits never included the common lugging ofContinue reading “MY GUIDE TO STRENGTH”


Take a deep breath. We are about to get deep here. Insecurities: let’s talk about them. Whether you make them known or not, whether you even know them yourself, insecurities are something we all deal with to varying extents. They stem from the way we view ourselves, and while many tend to think of insecuritiesContinue reading “INSECURITIES”