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From my view, being a workaholic takes less effort than not being a workaholic.

Each day, I try to accomplish at least one goal. For example, I’ll try to get some homework out of the day and send in applications for positions. I’ve disciplined myself to the point where I become irritated when I don’t do something (odd, I know). However, this has saved me time and rest for the long term. Seems weird, right?

Here’s a way to think about it: why do it later when you can do it now?

I live by the motto of work first…


I was 13-years-old when I started teaching. I’ve learned a couple of things about it.

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Backstory!

Let me tell you a little bit about my experience in teaching. Like I mentioned, I was pretty young when I started teaching. My Taekwondo Grandmaster hosted a program for students who are interested in becoming a teacher, and I was so excited when I heard about it. A couple of months later, I started shadowing him when he was teaching classes with students ranging from 3 years old to adults. A couple years later, I started teaching my own classes, coaching…


I survived all of high school without a planner. I started using one and my life changed.

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I used to think that using a planner was useless. I thought to myself, Why do I have to write everything down if I could just remember it. Remembering everything usually worked for me, but there were some instances that a friend reminded me about a homework assignment, I saw projects posted on SnapChat, and I didn’t know there was homework until the day it was due. Using a planner would have saved me from these dilemmas, but I didn’t use one.

I…


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We have been constructed to worry about our education and our future since our birth.

For the first 18 years of our lives, we constantly worry about grades, GPA, ACT/SAT/MCAT, college, and anything else related to the future. Schools drill in students’ minds how to differentiate an equation, the steps in cellular respiration, and game theory in microeconomics. After high school, we become worried about jobs, how to pay the bills, meeting a special someone, and other activities we need to do survive. …


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We’ve all heard this sentence: High school is one of the defining moments in someone’s life. As intimidating as it sounds, the four years that someone spends in high school has the power of strongly influencing someone’s life in the future. I am aware that everyone has a different high school experience; I know people that want to be doctors, lawyers, social workers, and some people who do not know yet (that is perfectly okay!). In this article, I wanted to talk about my high school experience and to create a general guide that I wish I had before I…


Time is always ticking. What does the future hold? Picture Credit: https://uccexpress.ie/editorial-do-we-lose-or-gain-an-hour-lads/

I like playing theoretical games in my head. When I have free time, I think about what I will be doing in the next couple of years: Will I get a 520+ on the MCAT in three years? Will I get an Executive Board Position in National Science Olympiad? Will I get into medical school? However, this game has infiltrated itself not only in my academic life but also in my personal life.

My significant other and I have been dating for a year and a half, and now that I’m leaving for college, my mind decided to play the…

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Enjoy a little preview of my mind.

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