by Alexis (Mililani), age 12
My positive substance is math because math calms me when I am stressed. I am always focused on the math problem instead of problems in the real world. Right now I am learning a bit of Algebra 1, even though I just did pre-algebra math last year. Sometimes I get stressed if I cant solve a problem.
Instead of doing math, I read because I am just listening to the characters problems instead of mine. I like learning new chords to impress my classmates and use my knowledge to get good grades.