Top 3: Underrated TV Shows (Genre: Drama/Mystery)

One of my favorite hobbies is binge-watching television shows. I take it very seriously. In fact, I’m not at all ashamed to admit that one of my accomplishments that I’m most proud of is binge-watching all 7 seasons of “Gilmore Girls” during September of 2017. Some may say this accomplishment signals an extremely weak social life. I, personally, believe this accomplishment signals my dedication to art appreciation as well as my time management skills and my ability to concentrate on a task. #TransferableSkills

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Throughout my years of binge-watching, I’ve happened upon some absolute gems. These shows were amazing, gripping, thrilling and incredibly underrated. So, I figured I should compile a small list to give you some suggestions for your next binge-watching session.

This list, coincidentally, has turned into “Shows that Deserved More than One Season,” but without further ado, here are my underrated tv show suggestions.

  1. “The Event”
    1. I vividly remember binge-watching this show at my grandma’s house back in 2010 and it was so good! Laura Innes. Blair Underwood. Scott Patterson. Lisa Vidal. Need I say more? I think not!
  2. “Eye Candy”
    1. This show was amazing! It’s a crime drama starring Victoria Justice. I don’t want to spoil anything, but her character, Lindy, is a detective who might have a stalker. I’ll leave it there.
  3. “Twisted”
    1. Whew, Chile. This show. This cast! The network is called Freeform now, but back then, they were still called ABC Family. If y’all don’t know about ABC Family shows, you’re missing out on what is quite possibly the most angsty, dramatic, suspenseful subgenre of drama to have ever existed on television. The show stars Avan Jogia (You can’t see me right now, but tears are forming in my eyes because of how beautiful he is. He’s a great actor too, of course.), Maddie Hasson and Kylie Bunbury. Like every other show on this list, I highly recommend it.

These are all crime shows/missing person/mystery shows. So, if you’re in the mood for that genre, pick anything (or everything) from this list.

Do any of these shows sound interesting to you? What show are you currently watching? Let me know in the comments.

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With love,

M

The Dream Gap

May 16th, 2020:

Having all this extra time to think is really bringing up memories and allowing me to connect dots.

When I was little, I changed my dream career every few months, but the one thing that stayed constant was that my “dream job” always felt like a given. It never felt out of reach and that’s thanks to a very pivotal moment when I was 3 or 4 years old when I asked my dad if I could be an astronaut. I had a feeling it may have been a stupid idea that was gonna get shot down, but he said, “You can do anything you want to do as long as you set your mind to it.”

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A few years later, I toured The Land in Epcot and came back home wanting to be an aquaculturist. It’s a pretty cool job. If I recall correctly, it’s like agriculture…but with water and hydroponics.

Then, I wanted to design roller coasters as an Imagineer for Disney World.

THEN, I went through the phase where I realized the cheese in Kraft Mac & Cheese might not be real (allegedly) and that there’s a job to make it taste real (allegedly)…the same type of job that makes candies taste like fruit. Thus, my dream to become a chemical engineer was born!

In middle school, I was excited to dissect the frog (before I realized it’s kinda inhumane), but was disappointed when we dissected a worm and a fish instead.

All the while, I was conducting at-home science experiments with my microscope, slides, Petri dish and household items to occupy my time and better understand the world around me.

If you’re sensing a science trend, same.

But, then, entering high school, I suddenly didn’t wanna do any of those things anymore. I didn’t even realize it at the time, but a lot changed in those 4 years.

It wasn’t until a few years ago when I learned about the dream gap. According to The Barbie Dream Gap Project, “Research shows that starting at age 5, many girls develop self-limiting beliefs and begin to think they’re not as smart and capable as boys. They stop believing their gender can do or be anything.”

It also wasn’t until a few years ago when I finally read “The Confidence Code”, a book my mom recommended I read while I was still in high school. It mentioned something that stuck with me. Research shows that, in general, girls tend to absorb blame while boys tend to deflect it. An example they used in the book is receiving a bad grade on an exam. While many boys might think, “That was a tough exam or this is a tough class or even this isn’t a very good teacher”, many girls will think, “I’m not good at this.” 

The reason this example stuck with me the most is because it happened to me and it’s the main reason I decided I wasn’t good at science. 10th-grade chemistry. If you were in that class with me, you know what I mean. I was an A & B student, not valedictorian or even salutatorian material, but national honor society and honor roll material. That being said, 10th-grade chemistry was the first class I genuinely was afraid I might not pass. Spoiler alert: I did pass it, but as a result of how stressful it was, the only thing I didn’t consider when thinking about what I would study in college was pure science. 

It’s unfortunate because if I had realized these things sooner, maybe I wouldn’t have shut that side of myself out so early. But, I’m happy I realized it eventually because there’s still so much room to grow and continue to learn. ❤️

Can you relate to this? Let me know in the comments! 🙂 

With love,

M

What Does Your “Rich” Life Look Like?

I’ve forgotten where I’ve heard this question, but I think about it every once in a while to recalibrate my trajectory in life. To me, a person’s “rich” life is what they hope and dream their life will look like when they no longer need to work to live. I suppose it’s a similar question to, “What would you do if you won the lottery?” or “What would you do if everything was free?”

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I used to think my “rich” life consisted of the lifestyles of the rich and famous. I used to think I was working towards owning a mansion, a penthouse, a private jet and a yacht to start. Maybe I still will own these things one day, who knows? However, I no longer feel like owning these things will make me any more content than I already am.

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Currently, my “rich” life is quite simple, to be honest. I tend to overcomplicate things sometimes, but, recently, I’ve learned to appreciate simplicity and minimalism to a certain extent. 

My “rich” life looks like living by the sea in a quaint, little seaside town. Somewhere like Monterrey, Stars Hollow (I know it’s fictional, but it’s beautiful), Storybrooke (I know this one’s also fictional, but also beautiful) or Halifax. I’d have an extensive range of produce growing in the garden in my backyard that would enable me to grow a majority of the food I’d eat. I’d love to run a non-profit organization that organizes events that give back to the community, and in a shocking turn of events, spend most of my time telling & consuming stories.

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We’re taught that bigger is better, but it’s okay to know what you want and to know that what you want is not much. As uncomfortable as it can feel, as we’re surrounded by hustle culture, it’s okay to be content.

What’s pretty wild is that once you’re honest with yourself about what your “rich” life looks like and what matters most to you, you’ll realize there’s not much holding you back. You’re a lot closer than you think.

What does your “rich” life look like? Let me know in the comments!

With love,

M

18 Questions About Music Tag

For those of you who don’t already know, I am a huge music fan. To be honest, I take music a bit more seriously than I probably should.

That’s why I am extremely excited to answer the questions from this somewhat outdated tag. 🙂

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  1. Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?
    1. Because of iTunes, most of the music I own is individual songs, but the artist that I own the most songs that are from the largest amount of albums by is Katy Perry.
  2. What was the last song you listened to?
    1. “Segurosqui” by Daddy Yankee courtesy of my mom’s most recent jam session.
  3. What’s in your CD player right now?
    1. I’m altering this to “What’s currently playing on your Spotify?” It is a first-time listen of “Mad at Disney” by salem ilese.
  4. What was the last show you attended?
    1. Whew Chile. I’ve gotta think back to 2019 for this one. I think it was The University of Florida’s Big Orange Festival. Ocean Park Standoff opened for Noah Cyrus and it was a really fun evening.
  5. What was the greatest show you’ve been to?
    1. Jingle Ball takes the cake.
  6. What was the worst show you’ve ever been to?
    1. I have one show in mind. However, I wouldn’t call it “worst.” It was just different from what I’m used to and it didn’t match my taste in music. It was a three-hour-long show that mainly consisted of slow, instrumental music. In hindsight, it was a nice evening that, I suppose, made me more cultured than I was prior to that evening.
  7. What is the most musically involved you have ever been?
    1. When I was in high school, I was taking singing lessons after school and I performed every once in a while in front of crowds comprised of the parents of the other kids at my music school.
  8. What show are you looking forward to?
    1. I’m interested in seeing how The University of Florida is going to host Gator Growl this year. If they have a live stream/virtual option, I’m down.
  9. What is your favorite band shirt?
    1. Haha. The only one I own: The Jonas Brothers circa 2009.
  10. What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
    1. Alessia Cara.
  11. Who is one musician or group you wish would make a comeback?
    1. Well, I don’t really wish for things, but I would love it if One Direction would make a comeback.
  12. Who is one band/ artist you’ve never seen live but always wanted to?
    1. Beyoncé. It’s quite a sad story, actually. Instead of a sweet sixteen, my parent gifted me tickets to the Beyoncé concert back in 2013. But, I got sick and I couldn’t go to the concert. We ended up having to give the tickets away at the last minute.
  13. Name four or more flawless albums
    1. Know-It-All by Alessia Cara
    2. Neotheater by AJR
    3. Yours Truly by Ariana Grande
    4. The Good & The Bad by Anthony Ramos
    5. Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
      1. Side Note: I love when albums feel like one long song because the outros (ends of the songs) bleed into the intros (beginnings of the following songs).
  14. How many concerts have you been to, total?
    1. I think 11.
  15. Who have you seen the most live?
    1. Demi Lovato.
  16. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
    1. Black Panther.
  17. What was your last musical ‘phase’ before you wisened up?
    1. I think I’m still wisening up?
  18. What is your ‘guilty pleasure’ that you hate to admit liking?
    1. As I’ve gotten older, the answer to this one has become anything Disney, but I admit it anyway because why not?

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This is a tag no one actually tagged me to do, but I saw it and really wanted to do it anyway and I’d love to hear your answers to these questions as well! Tell me about your love for music in the comments below.

With love,

M

somebody

January 28th, 2020:

Once upon a time, when I was in middle school, a boy called me a bitch. I asked him to stop, but he just kept repeating it with a smile on his face. I, then, told him to stop in a more assertive tone, but that didn’t faze him.

So, I went to a teacher because, surely, she could say or do something that would stop him, right? I mean, after all, she was the strictest teacher at that school. The boy stood a few feet behind me as I told the teacher what he insisted on calling me. She looked me in my eyes, with a smile on her face and said, “Boys will be boys. He’s just trying to annoy you, so he probably likes you.” Then, she proceeded to look over my head, at the boy, and shake her head in a manner that read, “Don’t mind her.” Then, to placate me, she smiled at him and said, “Stop.” The teacher didn’t take my concerns seriously. She sided with him. She thought I was overreacting. She thought it was funny.

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That night, I told my dad what happened and he said, “Next time he calls you that, say, “Stop. I don’t want to have to tell my dad about this.” I didn’t think it would work, but my dad seemed fairly confident, so I followed his advice.

The next day, the boy called me a bitch and I dropped the line my dad gave me. For the first time, his smirk immediately left his face and fear flooded his eyes. He said, “You would do that?” He sounded betrayed. “Yeah, I would,” I responded.

He never called me out of my name again.

I learned a valuable lesson that day. I learned that a woman has to have a man in her corner for another man to respect her at face value. That moment taught me that a woman, in our society’s eyes, does not have inherent value. A woman’s value is attached to who she seems to be a subordinate to or who she serves, who needs her or who cares about her.

And that sentiment echoes in society in great speeches and debate, famous monologues in shows and movies, and pseudo-empathetic brotherly advice. They always say, “Once my daughter was born, I started treating women better.”, “Imagine if it was your daughter, imagine if it was your wife, imagine if it was your mother, imagine if it was your sister” or “She’s somebody’s daughter, she’s somebody’s wife, she’s somebody’s mother, she’s somebody’s sister,” but she’s never somebody. 

She’s never you. 

Because she could never be you. She could never be a man. Because she is inherently inferior.

That. That is what I learned that day. I don’t remember what my teachers’ lesson plans were that day. That is the only lesson, the only memory, I attach to that day.

It’s a lesson most women learn sooner or later. 

I’m just grateful that was the way I learned it.

As sad as that sounds, every woman has their story and I’m grateful mine was as (relatively) mild as a 12 year old boy calling me a bitch.

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Do you have a similar experience? What are your thoughts on this topic? Let me know in the comments!

With love,

M

Yes

April 1st, 2019:

A few years ago, I had no idea what I wanted I do, so I made a decision to “say yes” to every opportunity that came my way to see where it led. I believed if something was presented to me, it was meant for me and that the doors that opened for me were guiding me to where I was meant to be. And those “yesses” led me to cool places and even cooler people.

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However, now that I know exactly what I want, and more importantly, what I don’t want, I’ve realized I need to learn how to say “no” because not everything life presents to me is meant for me. And it’s a nice feeling to be at a point where I know myself well enough to decipher.

I’ve realized that sometimes, it’s important to fight for what you want. To not always take the easy way of letting life guide you through what others throw at you. Rather, live on purpose. If a door opens for you with ease, but you don’t want to walk through it, then don’t. You don’t have to go with the flow all the time. If you want something and it’s not in your comfort zone, go out and get it! It’s far more fulfilling.


Update as of September 7th, 2020:

I’m not sure I know exactly what I want, but I have an idea. I have a plethora of goals. So many goals that I’m not sure I’ll accomplish all of them and that’s okay. But, I think choosing and setting my sights on only one thing, in the long run, could cause me to miss out on opportunities that I’m also interested in just because they are seemingly unrelated.

For years, I’ve put pressure on myself to make seemingly life-altering decisions as if I was supposed to be able to see where those decisions would lead in the future and be able to compare them to the outcomes of other decisions I could have made instead.

However, in the past few months, partially due to the pandemic, I’ve grown more comfortable in my uncertainty, realizing the importance of being honest with myself. The truth is none of us can see the future.

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All we can do is hope. So, we trust our guts and in the words of Anna from Frozen, “do the next right thing.”

I’m not sure if this realization is regression or if it’s just a result of having extra time for deeper reflection.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Let me know in the comments!

With love,

M

Teen Vogue-Inspired “Playlist of My Life”…so far

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Hi there! I think we all have songs that act as the soundtrack to our lives and I’ve been loving watching Teen Vogue’s “Playlist of My Life” series so much that I wanted to share mine.

Welcome to the Playlist of My Life…so far (with some amusing memories associated with some of the songs).

  • In My Own Little Corner – Cinderella, sung by Brandy
  • He Mele No Lilo – Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu, Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus
    • The Memory: Driving around, running errands with my mom while blasting the CD to one of my favorite movies of all time, Lilo and Stitch
  • So Long, Farewell – The Sound of Music
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – The Lion King
  • Vogue – Madonna
    • The Memory: A friend and I started our elementary school’s dance team and our inaugural performance was to this song.
  • Umbrella – Rihanna ft. Jay-Z
  • Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
  • When You Look Me in the Eyes – The Jonas Brothers
    • The Memory: Me and my fellow 5th graders freaking out and dreaming of marrying the Jonas Brothers one day.
  • All For One – High School Musical 2 Cast
    • The Memory: On the last day of school, my 5th grade class put on an impromptu performance of this dance routine during the class party…because what 10 year old didn’t watch the High School Musical 2 Dance-Along Special?
  • This is Me – Demi Lovato
    • The Memory: Where to begin? I just remember beginning to write songs because of Michie Torres, which lead to beginning to writing poetry, which lead to self-publishing my first book.
  • Ridin’ Solo – Jason Derulo
  • One Less Lonely Girl – Justin Bieber
    • The Memory: Shall I set the scene? ‘Twas Valentine’s Day of 2009 and I was home sick. I decided to finally look up this kid everyone was talking about and I instantly became a Belieber…oh wow. I haven’t heard that fandom name in a very long time.
  • Que Sera – Hannah Montana
  • Who Says – Selena Gomez & The Scene
    • The Memory: Someone brought a karaoke machine to one of my 8th grade school dances, so my friends and I decided to sing this song. There were 2 microphones and 5 of us, so we decided we would share, but, somehow, once our performance ended, I realized I was tightly holding one microphone and my friends we standing off to the side, sharing the other microphone.
  • We Can Change the World – Bridget Mendler
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin
  • Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    • The Memory: Once I began taking vocal lessons, this was my first recital song. I love the song, so I try not to cringe too hard at the memories.
  • Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  • Here – Alessia Cara
  • Wildside – Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson
    • The Memory: One of my favorite memories in college is Disney Channel’s 100th DCOM Memorial Day Extravaganza. If you know what I’m talking about, you’re my people.
  • Hello – PRETTYMUCH
    • The Memory: The soundtrack to the semester that changed me. I grew so much during the Fall of 2018, it’s wild. That might actually be another blog post in itself.
  • Sweetener – Ariana Grande
  • Next Up Forever – AJR
  • The Good & The Bad – Anthony Ramos

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Are any of these songs on your life’s playlist? If not, what are some songs on your life’s playlist? Let me know in the comments.

With love,

M

Memorable Instances of Representation From My Childhood: Part 1

Hello beautiful reader,

Growing up, I experienced very few instances of feeling truly represented. As a Black girl with glasses, there was a thin line between the almost unrealistically nerdy Black friend with glasses and an actual three dimensional Black character who wears glasses and has their own story arc or anything resembling character development.

The first time I felt like I saw myself on screen was when I was nine years old. I went to the movie theater to watch a new movie. It was called, “Akeelah and the Bee.”

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A result of representation worth noting is the ability to see one’s own possibilities through someone else’s experiences. As we walked out of the theater, my parents told me they overheard a man whispering to his wife while pointing at me and saying, “She looks just like the girl in the movie.” Well, that’s all I needed to hear to confirm what I was already feeling.

As soon as we got home, I dusted off our dictionary and started reading the first page as if it were a novel, then I grabbed my jump rope and began, one letter per jump, “Aardvark. A-A-R-D-V-A-R-K. Aardvark.”

When’s the first time you felt represented? Let me know in the comments!

With love, 

M

“Who Moved My Cheese?” in the Time of Corona

Hello beautiful reader,

My most recent read was Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson. It’s an enjoyable and quick read that dives into the four main ways individuals react to change, represented by the four main characters in the story. This book uses cheese as an analogy for what we want or for what we think will make us happy once we obtain it and explores how we react when that cheese is moved farther away from us.

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Before I go any further, here is a character breakdown:

Sniff: sniffs out the cheese even when it is in his possession, allowing him to sense changes in his cheese.

Scurry: the “doer,” scurries in the direction sniff advises.

Hem: works hard to obtain his cheese, but sees cheese as static. Once he is in possession of his cheese, he becomes comfortable and complacent, believing the work is done. If his cheese is moved, he is unwilling to go find new cheese, believing that it will reappear because he has earned it.

Haw: the daydreamer. Hem’s right-hand man who, once his cheese is moved, allows himself to dream about what it would be like to go explore and find new cheese. He takes a while to build up the courage, but eventually realizes if he doesn’t search for new cheese, he probably won’t have any cheese at all.

Which one am I, you ask? Well, I’d definitely say I generally relate the most to Haw. I daydream, overthink and assess risk before I take action, but at the end of the day, I know the importance of adapting. I also relate a bit to Scurry because I listen to the Sniffs in my life and adjust my actions accordingly. This book was a nice perspective check and a reminder that not everyone reacts to change in the same way.

This message got me thinking about the varied responses to the pandemic. I think many of us are confused as to how some people don’t see the pandemic the way we do, but this book reminded me that different people have different levels of comfort with change.

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Actually, I think it’s an analogy!

There are “Sniffs” who saw the pandemic coming long before 2020 even began. 

There are “Scurries” who heeded Sniff’s warnings and took action to prevent the spread.

There are “Hems” who still choose to believe the pandemic isn’t serious enough to change their everyday behavior or that the pandemic will disappear.

There are “Haws” who don’t enjoy paying attention to what is happening, but realize the risks associated with not adapting.

Just some food for thought.

What are your thoughts on this? Which character(s) do you tend to associate with the most?

With love,

M

relativity

Saturday, March 28th, 2020:

Adults think in terms of relativity.

“I shouldn’t eat that today. I’ll save it for tomorrow.”

“I’m preserving my energy for this weekend.”

“If I stay up to watch this movie tonight, tomorrow will be ruined. I’ll be too tired to do anything.”

Why do we do that?

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I understand planning our activities and prioritizing what we choose to do with our time is a fundamental part of being a legit adult, but it seems like we begin prioritizing, knowing that’s what successful adults do, then before we know it, the practice of weighing pros and cons has crept into every aspect of our lives.

Considering the idea that every choice we make has a direct sacrifice attached to it comes with maturity and from our natural inclination to assess risk as an evolutionary means of survival. However, please don’t let it stop you from eating that piece of cake today or watching that movie tonight, even if you fall asleep halfway through the movie.

Today will only ever happen once and how beautiful it is that you are here to experience it.

With love,

M

THE RIGHT WAY

Saturday, March 28th, 2020:

Attending five different schools between the ages of three years old and seventeen years old taught me a lesson that many people have to move away from home to learn: there is rarely a right or wrong way to do something. 

The truth is there are infinitely different ways to do the exact same thing.

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My kindergarten taught us their version of “The Alphabet Song.” When I graduated kindergarten, I knew the alphabet. I then started at a new school for elementary school because my kindergarten was not attached to its own elementary school. My first grade teacher had been that school’s kindergarten teacher the previous year, meaning many of my classmates were previously her kindergarten students.

On the first day of school, she said, “Let’s sing the alphabet the way we do.” The excitement in the room was palpable. We all wanted to show our teacher that we had retained our knowledge of the alphabet over the summer. She counted us in and we all began singing “The Alphabet Song,” loud and proud. It didn’t take long for me to realize I was singing a different melody. I began to lower my voice and mouth the remainder of the song.

I knew I wasn’t wrong, I just knew I had to learn the way they sing “The Alphabet Song” at this new school.

Something else I learned at this elementary school was how to “correctly” write a heading on my loose leaf paper:

My full name on the upper left, the date on the upper right, the teacher’s name on lower left and the class section on lower right. Simple enough.

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I stayed at this elementary school for three years until my parents moved me for reasons that were above my pay grade. I attended a different school for fourth grade, then was moved once more to a different school at the start of fifth grade. The reason for this third move was also above my pay grade.

Fifth grade rolled around and one of my teachers asked us to write our heading on our pieces of loose leaf paper. So, I did. As she walked past my desk, she was utterly appalled at what she saw and made a point to let me know. I genuinely don’t even remember what she said, but her energy read, “What is that? Come on! You know better than that! That is not how we write a heading.” I recall asking her what I was supposed to do. Thankfully, she didn’t take my question as mouthing off to her.

Turns out at this school, the standard was to write my full name, the date, the teacher’s name and the class section all on the right side of the header. 

I knew I wasn’t wrong, I just knew I had to adapt to the way this new school wrote headings.

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When adults say school prepares us for “the real world,” we all know they’re not referring to the importance of memorizing the Pythagorean Theorem or a list of helping verbs. They’re referring to the life lessons we inevitably learn.

Dealing with classmates who drain your energy, teachers who believe they are all-powerful and all-knowing beings and principals who seem to act in the interest of money or image rather than their students’ well-being all help us to learn the beauty of nuance.

It’s natural for us to want to see the world in absolutes (black and white, good and bad), but school shows us the gray areas. 

Not all classmates are annoying because many classmates become some of your most cherished friends. Not all teachers test your home training because some teachers take you under their wing and inspire you to be a better person. Not all principals are apathetic because some principals teach you the meaning of empathy and sacrifice.

School isn’t a bubble, it’s a distillation of the real world. 

School is the real world with training wheels.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have similar experiences? Let me know in the comments.

With love,

M

Top 5: Movie Recommendations

Hello beautiful reader,

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big movie buff and I have a running list of favorite movies that I recommend to everyone!

I recently updated my list of favorite movies and have decided to share my top five with you. So, without further ado, let’s get into five of the most genius movies I’ve ever watched (in no particular order).

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  1. 12 Angry Men (1957)
    1. The epitome of if, “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument” – Desmond Tutu was a movie.
  2. Get Out
    1. I genuinely don’t think I have to explain this one. If you haven’t watched this film at least twice, you haven’t watched this film.
  3. Zootopia
    1. Don’t underestimate this one y’all. Don’t let its PG rating fool you. It should be rated E for everyone.
  4. Knives Out
    1. Movies RARELY leave me speechless, but this one did just that. It’s amazing and, in my opinion, underrated. I picked up on hints, but I didn’t properly guess the who-done-it. The ability for this movie to catch me off guard while simultaneously managing to make sense is one of my favorite attributes about it.
  5. Ex Machina
    1. (Spoiler Alert) This one left me thinking about so many bigger pictures, one of the most alarming being the potential for the things we create to become something that we can no longer control.

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What are some of your favorite movies? I’m always looking for movies to add to my watchlist!

With love,

M

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