Your Own Burn Zones

Discuss the December 2015 book of the month Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery.
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Re: Your Own Burn Zones

Post by dorebri2020 » 12 Jul 2019, 07:47

I feel like everyone has had a few burn zones moments in their life. Many of my most significant burn zones have centered around my academic journey, especially when I was trying to get into college. I felt constantly drowned by my test scores and lack of social activity, but in the end, got into the college I wanted.
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Post by Wambui-nj » 12 Jul 2019, 10:25

I have been through several Burn Zones in my life, though not as big as Jorge's. This book is so relatable and you can see yourself in the book. My anxiety to meet and interact with strangers is as real as Jorge's....I dread those first few minutes of meeting.

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Post by Kansas City Teacher » 13 Jul 2019, 11:36

dorebri2020 wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 07:47
I feel like everyone has had a few burn zones moments in their life. Many of my most significant burn zones have centered around my academic journey, especially when I was trying to get into college. I felt constantly drowned by my test scores and lack of social activity, but in the end, got into the college I wanted.
Great! Glad to hear it!

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Post by Florence Nalianya » 13 Jul 2019, 14:09

I have hard several burn zones but the one that almost pulled me xown was my struggle through education though I managed to completion.

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Post by oluchiokere84 » 19 Jul 2019, 11:30

My burn zone is waking up early to enable achieve more personal goals before my regular duties. I am still working to make it a part of me.

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Post by Popcorn1 » 25 Jul 2019, 19:30

Looking back, I entered a burn zone without knowing it when I was nine. I won't go into details but that burn zone helped me mature mentally. I've had more responsibilities to take care. It helped me in the long run to know how to be responsible to yourself, and to your actions.

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Post by WardahEbrahim » 01 Aug 2019, 03:08

Thank you!!

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Post by Wanjugush » 16 Aug 2019, 15:10

I have had many burn zones in my life and can't pinpoint a particular one. What I can say about this book is, it's so relatable and the reader gets to realize that others go through hard times too.

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Post by LyorBoone » 28 Aug 2019, 11:33

I relate to the author quite a bit the way he gets past the early phases of his life without struggling too much. With logical thinking for optimization of time, there isn't a lot that feels like burn zones. Being under 30 doesn't give a lot of experience to struggle with though. I would say the biggest burn zone I struggled through is getting my degree in Information Systems. Every semester seemed like it's own burn zone during that period of my life. Then there is now. I have a job, but I have the ambition to become a best selling writer. The task isn't frightening, but it takes a lot of work. And rewriting a whole book is upsetting, but sometimes it's necessary and the results are well-worth it!
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Post by rumik » 29 Aug 2019, 20:51

I've had a few burn zones in my life and expect to have many more, life's not much fun when everything is perfect :D

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Post by Aditi Sapate » 13 Sep 2019, 11:55

I think every time I put myself out of my comfort zone, I face a burn zone. I tend to get really comfortable with whatever I'm doing and then I find it difficult to challenge myself. So I would say that's my burn zone.

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Post by Falling4Ever » 13 Sep 2019, 19:21

I haven't have many burn zones in my life so far, but IB sure is going to be a large one. I've heard a lot about how tough it is, but I hope it's worth it in the end.

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Post by Kishor Rao » 27 Sep 2019, 13:09

One of the Burn Zones that I have faced is a college project which squeezed the juices out of me. It might seem a little childish or less of trouble that I'm mentioning an assignment, but it was pretty daunting and I had to keep my calm, work on it constantly and fortunately, I completed it.

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