ABC, All About Me Tag | 75 follower special 🎉

What’s up, peeps! Guess what, y’all–we have officially reached 75 followers–76 including email! YAYYYYY! Before I say anything else, I want to give a huge thank you to you all. It has been less than a year (only 7 months and 2 weeks) since I’ve started The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen, and we’ve already hit 76. I thank God for continued growth and support from my family and you all. <33

I remember that I said that I would do a special after we hit 75 followers, and so here I am. Posts that are more personalized and allow you all to get to know me better are some of my favorites. Therefore, today I’m going to do a tag called ABCs All About Me where I use each letter of the alphabet to tell you a little more about myself.

I found this idea on someone else’s blog, and I thought it was really great! I ended up changing a few of the tags to make it a little more original, so I hope you all enjoy it! <33

A – Favorite animals

Dogs, swans, dolphins, elephants, and flamingos.

B – Best facial feature — in my opinion

I would say my smile and my eyes.

C – Largest collection

I have a lot of collections, but the largest ones would probably be books–at least 150. What can I say? I love to read.

D – Dessert that I love

Cheesecake is my all-time favorite dessert. I want to have it at my wedding, in the future LOL.

E – Most preferred form of entertainment (books, movies, tv shows, video games, etc.)

It’s a tie between books and video games. But I really love tv shows and movies, too.

F – Favorite soul food

If you are unfamiliar with soul food, it is a type of cuisine that is traditionally prepared by families in the rural south. It’s eaten by people all across the country. My personal favorites are fried chicken, mac and cheese, and cornbread.

G – Greatest decision

The greatest decision of mine is the choice to follow Jesus and become saved.

H – My height

Although I don’t know my exact height, I am approximately around 5’1-5’3. I’ve always been one of the tallest kids in my class.

I – In love with

Reading–there’s nothing like the wonders of a good book.

J – My dream job

An award-winning, published author and business owner.

K – What most people don’t know about me

I accepted Jesus as my savior at the age of 4 in a Sam’s parking lot.

L – The languages I can speak

It’s probably obvious by now that I can speak fluent English LOL. I’ve also been in a Spanish class in Preschool and then again in 6th and 7th grade (Beginner and Intermediate.) My grandfather is Spanish. I’m definitely not an expert, but I’m not necessarily a beginner either. I can also do a little American Sign Language. One of my cousins is in the deaf community, so that really made me want to learn–yay for progress!<33

M – Favorite music genres

I actually have several; number 1 is gospel, then following that would be classical, pop, and jazz. I’m a music lover in general, so I also enjoy music from other cultures, too. I couldn’t image a world without music.

N – Real name

Although I am known as ajoyfulChristianteen or Princess Q on my blog, my real name is Q’Zion.

O – Unpopular opinion

I think vegetables do taste good–most people just don’t season them enough.

P – Personality

I am very godly, intelligent, quiet (but more outspoken once you get to know me), a perfectionist, funny, sometimes serious, artistic, an optimist-realist, responsible, and unique. Laughter is one of my favorite qualities–I’m that one friend who’s not afraid to laugh with you when you do something funny. And maybe laugh at you too, LOL.

Q – Quote I live by

Psalm 27:1 ~ The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

R – Largest relationship priority (family, friends, etc.)

Honesty. I don’t think that any relationship can be a healthy one unless both people are honest with each other. It’s one of my most predominant values and parts of my personality.

S – Number of siblings

I have 2 siblings–a little brother and sister. As a little extra fun fact, I’m also the oldest in my generation with 6 younger cousins.

T – Favorite television series

To be honest, this varies according to the type of series.

Cooking/baking shows: Cake and Cupcake Wars, Beat Bobby Flay, MasterChef

Animated shows: The Owl House, Amphibia, Big City Greens, LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission, SpongeBob SquarePants, Miraculous Ladybug

Live-action series: That’s so Raven, Good Luck Charlie, Sam & Cat, Alice (a sitcom from the 70s that Goodmommy watched as a kid. I watched it and immediately fell in love with the show.)

U – Unique quality

Considering that I already know what I want to do as far as my career goes (writer, entrepreneur, after college), I would say that makes me unique. At my age, most teenagers are contemplating what they want to do after school, but I already have a plan for what I want to do with my career.

V – Dream vacation location

I think it would be super cool to go to Hawaii, France, and/or Africa, one day!

W – Worst habit

I honestly don’t have a lot of bad habits, at all–definitely not any of the ones that are harmful for my health. However, one of them would be biting my nails. At one point, I had stopped doing so when I frequently got my nails painted, but now, I prefer to keep them polish-less unless its for a special occasion. That probably has something to do with it LOL. Goodmommy is very supportive in always helping me to make progress towards breaking the habit. I thank God for her.

X – X-rays I’ve had

None. I’ve never broken any bones, before. I guess you could count the x-rays that you get at the dentist’s office, though. In that case, probably about two. P.S. I’ve never had a cavity in my life.

Y – Your comfort movies
Comfort movies are basically feel-good movies that you like to revisit over and over–a favorite movie that makes you feel better when you need a little cheering up. Some of my comfort movies are Overcomer, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and the Secret Life of Pets.

Z – Zany memory

One of my zaniest memories was the day my last betta fish before Peace, Joyus, jumped out of his tank during a water change. It’s definitely not a secret, since I’ve written about it before, but it’s definitely a memory that I won’t ever forget.

Giving you all some more “background information” on myself, my interests, and my personality was a lot of fun, and I really hope you enjoyed this post to celebrate this awesome new milestone on my blog.

It truly is a blessing to be able to have this creative outlet to spread the Good Word and every day positivity to you all, and I truly am thankful for this opportunity to spread the love of God.

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! Peace in! 🎉

Ranking the Official Disney Princesses | Which one is my favorite?

March is Woman’s History Month, and I’ve been watching a lot of Disney ranking videos on YouTube. That got me thinking–why don’t I rank all of the Official Disney princesses. I thought it would be perfect for this special occasion since the princesses are such iconic and strong female role models.

*Please keep in mind that the order of my list is my opinion and my opinion ONLY. I like all of the princesses. This list is just the order in which I like them. If you have a different order, I would love to see your lists, in the comments. As well, I will not be including Anna and Elsa or Raya in this list. Only the members of the official Disney princess lineup. Thanks! :)*

Okay, well I have got a lot to say, so let’s get right into it!

#12 – Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

To be honest, this was an easy placement. While yes, Aurora is sweet and kind, she has 19 lines throughout the whole film of Sleeping Beauty (I know–there’s a fun fact!) All she really does is talk to the fairies, frolic with the prince, prick her finger, and get awakened by a kiss. There’s nothing that stands out about her personality wise, because we don’t really get to know who she really is. She doesn’t really do much. Hence, I had to put her in last place.

#11 – Snow White from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

I must respect the fact that Snow White is the first Disney princess. However, the reason why she is so low on my list is very similar to Aurora; she is obviously very kind, particularly to her animal friends, but besides that, we really don’t get to see variety in her personality. And she sings, “Some day my prince will come,” without trying to do anything for herself. I tend to be drawn to more independent princesses. But considering that Snow White is from a 1937 film, when Disney was just beginning to make movies, she is an okay character.

#10 – Pocahontas

First off, let me say that I really like Pocahontas. She is very driven, bold, determined, and independent, all of which being characteristics that I admire. I absolutely adore her character design and how much wisdom she carries, even at her young age. While I remember watching this movie before, it was years ago, and it has never been one of my favorites. Pocahontas is a wonderful princess, but there are just some others that stand out to me more.

#9 – Cinderella

Here is the same pattern with other classic princesses–Cinderella definitely is a dreamer and a romantic at heart. What I really love about her is that she is sweet, spirited, hard-working, and regardless of her situation–having to work hand and foot for her stepmother and stepsisters after her father passes away—she still remains undoubtedly optimistic, respectful, and kind to others. She treats people how she wants to be treated, even if (and when) they are cruel. And in return, she becomes a princess. Very well deserved, if you ask me.

#8 – Jasmine from Aladdin

I’m not gonna sugar code it–Jasmine isn’t my favorite. But she has a lot of good values and morals. For example, while she does want to be a good queen for her subjects, she also doesn’t want to marry out of spite. Jasmine wanted to marry for love and love alone. She also cares deeply about her father and friends, and remains loyal to those that she loves. These are all aspects that I believe serve as a good role model for young girls.

#7 – Merida from Brave

Merida is extremely independent, which is one of the things I like most about her. While she can be a little quick on her decisions, some of which she began to regret, she has always loved her family. Her character isn’t the best, or most likeable, from the start. Although, throughout the movie Brave, Merida and her mother, Eleanor, change and learn to understand each other. Most characters have their quirks, and Merida is no exception. But Merida is completely content without needing to marry, especially at such a young age. She doesn’t dream about a fairytale, but she enjoys her life and her family as it is. To me, that is something to be respected.

#6 – Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Ariel is yet another dreamer. However, out of all of the classics, she is definitely one of my favorite princesses. Like me, I find her to be very artistic, smart and bubbly. She also makes the most of things that may seem like garbage to others, or in this case, humans, calling them “trinkets and gadgets.” Ariel has the ability to see a treasure in the smallest of objects. Although at some points in the movie, she is a bit naive, I admire how she has a “never give up” attitude that helped her achieve her goal. Besides, her singing voice (Jodi Benson) is absolutely fantabulous. Part of Your World is definitely on my list for my favorite Disney songs.

#5 – Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Let me start with the fact that Belle loves to read, and as a fellow book lover, I truly love that. Second off, she is smart, and beautiful. But Belle’s beauty doesn’t just shine through in her appearance. The whole theme of The Beauty and the Beast is about inner beauty, and Belle’s entire personality is a hint to the theme from the start of the film. Instead of marrying the most handsome man in the village (externally, not internally) she fell in love with a beast with a good heart. When it comes to role models, Belle is definitely one of the greatest.

#4 – Moana

I fell in love with this movie since 2016, the first time I saw it. The animation is fantastic, the songs are a bop, and the characters are amazing! Moana is no exception. Like Pocahontas, Moana is extremely driven, particularly by nature. Not only is she similar to me due to the fact that she is close with her grandmother, but she’s also so brave. Moana is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, so it only made sense that Moana herself was at the top end of my list.

#3 – Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

Talk about role models LOL. Tiana has always been one of my favorite princesses, and she still is. I even have two posters from her movie hung up in my room. She isn’t looking for a man or even her rich best friend, Charlotte, to pay for her restaurant. She wants to achieve her goals with hard work, and even when she marries Prince Naveen–who had recently been cut off, financially, by his parents–she still uses the money that she has saved up with two part-time jobs to buy her dream restaurant. Tiana’s not just a princess. She’s a QUEEN!

#2 – Mulan

She saved her whole country. She brought honor to her family. She’s an icon! Besides the fact that Mulan is such a boss, she was so selfless to fight in a war and pretend to be a man in place of her ill father. Out of all the Disney princesses, Mulan has got to be one of the bravest. I mean, seriously, she saved her country, people!

#1 – Rapunzel from Tangled

Last but not least is my most favorite Disney princesses of all. To be honest, this spot can fluctuate over time, but there’s always been something about Rapunzel that has stood out to me. Even after she found out that the woman that she thought was her mother isn’t her mother, she still remained compassionate and kind to just about everyone around her. She’s optimistic, cheerful, and smart. Plus, her sidekick, Pascal, is one of my personal favorites.

While this list took a while to write, it was absolutely worth it. Disney princesses have been a huge part of my childhood and considering that I’m a Disney lover, will continue to be. Lists like this are super fun!

Okay, but now I’m curious; What are YOUR rankings of the Disney princesses, and/or who is your favorite? Tell me in the comments.

Have a beautiful and blessed day, y’all! Peace in! ✨

What are your assumptions about me?

What’s up, everyone! I really enjoy reading many bloggers asking people to write assumptions about them, and then the idea of being able to react to their assumptions with another post. Considering how fun to read these are, I wanted to try it myself.

At this point, I have been blessed with 69 followers!!! This is a huge blessing from God, and I thank every single one of you for your support. As well, I want to give a shoutout to my grandmother, whom I call Goodmommy, for always supporting me, my writing, my ideas, and helping to push me to start this blog in the first place.

So, I was thinking that it would be awesome if you guys could comment 3-5 of your assumptions about me down below. They could be about my hobbies, what type of music I like, my favorite color, my favorite movie, my favorite celebrity, my favorite book, and you name it. Assumptions are super fun to read and it would mean a lot to me if you all would be kind enough to participate!

Assumption Rules

Don’t worry–there’s not going to be a crazy list of rules. I just wanted to provide a short few to keep all the assumptions family-friendly and provide the time frame in which I will be accepting assumptions. As long as the rules apply to your lists, then you are good to go. ✔️

  • I need at least 5 people to list 3-5 assumptions, so if each of you would provide a nice-sized list, that would be fantastic.
  • Please make sure that all of your assumptions are family-appropriate.
  • Please don’t write assumptions about specific personal or private information (age, birthday, state, etc.)
  • I will be taking your assumptions UNTIL I reach 75 followers (which includes my email followers.) This means that the deadline is not strictly based on time, so please comment your assumptions as soon as possible.
  • Be creative and have fun! I’m super excited to see what you guys come up with. <33

Okay, so please comment down all of your fantabulous assumptions in the comments. I might have to provide my answers in two parts, depending on the amount of feedback, but I’m super excited to see what you all assume about me.

Have a beautiful and blessed day everyone! ✨

My 2022 Goals – How am I doing?

On January 2nd of this year, 2022, I posted some of my goals for the year as well as an explanation for each one. Although, I know it is only February, I thought it would be a cool idea to give you guys an update on how I’m doing with each of the goals on my list.

Have you guys set any goals for this year? If you have, how are they coming along? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Without further ado, let’s get started! ✨

Spend more time with God. To be honest, I think I have been doing pretty well with this one. Me and Goodmommy will occasionally watch one of our favorite pastors on YouTube, watching both the praise and worship (while joining along) and taking notes on our iPads during the teaching. We love to listen to Gospel music together, so I really love how we make worshipping God a family endeavor.

Finish writing the first draft for my novel. I have been working on my book, from time to time. I have been contemplating some new ideas for how I can finish my current chapter (chapter 21.) This goal is definitely going at a slow but steady pace, so far, but I’m glad that this year, I am working on ways to improve my novel more. 20,000 words is very doable considering the time that I have left in the year. I’m excited to look back at my progress in December!

Eat a salad 2-4 times every week. Now this one, we haven’t been doing much, at all. Although we do eat well-portioned food and we make sure we get our vegetables, and protein, we haven’t been eating much salad lately. We have ate some this year, though (the salad that we make is just the spinach with some cut up pieces of chicken and dressing, which I find delicious.)

Step out of box and practice new art techniques. Since I’m taking an art class, this goal is definitely progressing. At the end of January, I painted a rock to get more in-tune with making creations with nature. Right now, we’re studying different types of paper art. Art comes in many different forms, so I really enjoy learning new techniques and using that in the occasional art project, both for school and for fun.

Reach (at least) 200 followers on this blog. Considering that when I listed these goals, I had 51 followers, and I have 68 followers as of now (thank you so much! ) I would say that we’re making pretty good progress in this department. It warms my heart to be able to see more feedback from you all and be able to spread God’s Word whilst doing something that I love: writing!

Continue to stay active in my clubs and extracurricular activities. Yes, I am happy to say that I definitely have! I’ve been reading to participate in book club, learning new sign language, and attending club meetings. All of my club selections for this school year have each been a fantastic experience! In fact, I might take some of the same ones next year.

Read (at least) 12 novels. I’m really happy that I said “read” and not “finish” for this one LOL. I have finished one book, so far: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. Technically, I have read 2 novels, one of which I haven’t finished, yet. Reading is definitely a hobby of mine that I always enjoy, and I’m about to start another book, so look out for book review #4 in the near future!

This post was not just to write something, but it also serves as a little bit of a self-check. It is holding myself accountable when I review my ambitions as well as how I am doing on all of them. If you’d like to read the post where I announced my goals for 2022, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for reading! Peace in! ✨

What I Can’t Leave My House Without

Okay, so I don’t really go out of the house a lot (despite the fact that I have been doing so more often lately.) But when I do decide to go out, there are a few items that I have to have, whether it be to the grocery store, to the mall, or to a more important meeting. I don’t bring some of these items with me literally all the time, but these are items that I tend to bring the most often during the rare occasion when I do leave the house. Let’s get this party started! ✨


Most recently, maybe for the past month or so, me and Goodmommy have been absolutely obsessed with Gatorade. I personally love it because it’s great for staying hydrated, it’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s easy to carry. Very convenient for any outing. My favorite flavor is Strawberry Lemonade, so if I plan on going anywhere for a while, don’t be surprised if you see some Gatorade in the cupholder.

Apple Watch (and Phone…and Earbuds)

Alright, alright. Let’s face it: we all knew that this was coming. But it’s true that I always bring my electronics with me. And not just for entertainment. I always groan when I leave my watch on the charger because I tend to take advantage of errands as a way to get all of my exercise and close my rings. My phone and earphones usually come in handy when I’m waiting for something and bored, as well as possible emergencies. To be fair, that’s honestly what cell phones are for.

A Book or Two

While I do love to browse my phone during some of my leisure time, nothing can beat a good book. This is one of the things that I like to do in order to read more. If I put a book or two in my handbag, it takes makes it much easier to to get through a higher amount of books by the end of the year. Besides, reading is one of my favorite things to do, which I will reinforce if you (as in my current followers) haven’t already noticed that, by now. LOL


I must admit that I’m a girl who likes to snack. But I think that as long as you do so in moderation (which we do) then snacking can be a healthy habit. We tend to keep healthier options like gummies, mints, or crackers to munch on in a compartment in our tuck. Every couple months, we may stop to get a milkshake as a special sweet treat. Although I don’t snack on the road often, it’s always nice to have some munchables on hand.

A Face Mask

I pray that this will be something that we won’t need to bring sometime soon, but for now, it’s important to me and my family that we remain as safe as possible. Therefore, it is always essential that we bring a face mask to put on when we get out of our truck. Not only does it help protect us, but also those around us. Don’t forget, people: please wear your masks!

This was super fun to write, for me. I always enjoy writing about things that I do in my day-to-day life. It helps me be more thoughtful with my decisions and get to know myself more, in a sense. Plus, posts like these help you guys get to know me better, too, and that’s always a bonus!

Question of the Day: What are a few things that you can’t leave the house without? Comment down below. We might have a couple items in common!

Thank you so much for reading! All of your continuous support means a lot to me. Have a beautiful and blessed day, y’all! And don’t forget, God is love! <33

50 Blog Post Ideas that Your Followers will LOVE!

Writing is a fun, simple, and creative way to express yourself and inspire others. But let’s be real here: writer’s block is not very helpful, despite the fact that we can all get it, sometimes. If you are stuck on what to write, or you just want some extra inspiration, here are 50 blog post ideas (lifestyle, fashion, literature, Christianity, etc.) to say goodbye to your writer’s block!

  • 10 things you wish you knew when you started blogging
  • How to maintain good mental health during the pandemic
  • How to spend more time with God
  • 5 ways to balance your school and social life
  • Write a book review
  • Your daily routine
  • Share some cute pictures of your pets (if you have any)
  • Best books for moms, teenagers, kids, young adults, etc.
  • Why is self care important?
  • What living for God has taught you
  • Your favorite books of all time
  • Your favorite YouTubers/YouTube channels
  • How to enhance your creativity
  • Blogging tips
  • List blog post ideas
  • Share some of your artwork and drawings
  • Give an update on your New Year’s Resolutions — how are they coming along?
  • 10 chic bedroom ideas for teenagers
  • My (insert item) collection
  • How to fashionably wear baggy clothing
  • Your favorite Netflix/Disney+/Hulu shows
  • 10 tips for focused photography
  • Winter or summer skin care tips
  • Give other bloggers some love by sharing your favorite blogs
  • Q&A post (ask your followers to ask you questions, and then write another post where you answer them!)
  • Your biggest pet peeves
  • Share your favorite reading spot
  • What inspires you?
  • How to make your relationships stronger
  • Write a tutorial
  • Do a video post–post it on YouTube and add it to a post
  • How to walk 10,000 steps a day
  • 10 ways to avoid negative peer pressure
  • Tips for being a better older sibling
  • What’s in your bag?
  • Your top 10 favorite apps on your phone (especially iPhone, Google, Samsung and Android)
  • Organization tips
  • Why did you start your blog? — explain who or what encouraged you to start your journey
  • Celebrate your blogging anniversary
  • How to find writing inspiration
  • How to learn to love yourself
  • Show pictures of your favorite outfits
  • Who is your idol?
  • What are you thankful to God for?
  • Best board games for family fun
  • Show your blog stats (views, likes, comments, etc.)
  • Monthly wrap up
  • 5 tips for how to read more
  • How to be/remain productive
  • Interview someone

I had a lot of fun brainstorming and creating this list, and I hope you now have a lot of inspiration for your blog. If you try any of these ideas, please feel free to comment down below so that I may check out your amazing writing! <33

See you later, beautiful people! God bless you all! ✨

7 Tips for Blogging Consistently (and Efficiently)

Hey, y’all! While blogging is a very fun and rewarding way to help others, it can be tough to come up with new content for your viewers. Any good blogger wants their content to inspire and inform others, while giving people someone to relate to. Regardless of how much we blog, we want to make each post a good read, but it might not always easy to constantly come up with new things to post.

If you are struggling with being more consistent on your platform, feel free to look at these tips, stating how YOU can blog both consistently and efficiently.

1.) Do Your Research – A great method if you want to know what’s currently getting a lot of traffic is doing your research. Search for what topics are popular during the current season, month, year, etc. Pay attention to what type of blog you have (fashion, religion, lifestyle, motherhood, etc.) as well as what topics interest you. While paying attention to what people currently like to read is good, I want to stress that this doesn’t limit you from coming up with your own, new ideas. You can start a new trend, too.

2.) Write Everything Down – It’s funny how when we sit down to write something, it can take a few minutes to think about what we want to write. Meanwhile, great ideas can randomly pop into our heads when we’re doing everyday tasks. If you ever get an idea, find one designated space (either virtually or in a journal) to jot down your thoughts. This way, anytime you might get writers block, it will be a source that you may use to break that cycle.

3.) Listen to Your Audience – Unless you’ve just began your blogging journey (which I congratulate you for starting), chances are you’ve already gained an audience. Whether that audience is big or small, its important that we pay attention to which posts our readers seem to enjoy, most of all. What type of content gets the most likes, positive comments, and overall attention? If you know what your viewers like the most, then it will be much easier to find things to write about.

4.) Make Content with Respect to what You are Passionate About – Coming up with blog post ideas can be a lot harder if you aren’t writing about things that you truly take an interest in. A lot of people want to read the blog of someone who is raw, realistic, and is doing what they love–and you can identify whether someone loves what they are writing about by reading their work. As long as you make content about what makes you happy, the right audience will come.

5.) Keep in Mind that Less can be More – A lot of times, we may try to make a post that’s super detailed and long. But in reality, people don’t want to read a 3,000 word blog post–especially not if you are a daily blogger. It’s best to keep your content under 1,500 words per post. This way, you can focus more on the purpose for each post rather then how long it will be. Remember, nobody has to read your posts–it’s part of our jobs as writers to reel our readers in so they’ll want to read them.

6.) Use National Days as Inspiration (especially lifestyle blogs) – Okay. So this is a method that I use all the time. In fact, I think I need to make it a category. There is literally a National Day for everything. I mean, you think it and there will probably be a day for it. The options stretch from Celebration of Life Day, to National Umbrella Day to World Poetry Day to Celebrity Birthdays. I personally use to get detailed descriptions on the multiple national days of every single day of the year. It is definitely a great tool for any blogger that struggles with making constant new, yet exciting content.

7.) Organization and Readability is Key – A good blog post should be organized and easy to read. You don’t want your words to be so long that they cause your audience to x-out the page, scratching their heads. We want our point to come across well, and the best way to do that is by making our words easy to understand. Some ways that you can keep good organization in your posts include using bullet points and numbered lists, using correct punctuation, rereading each post and separating your writing into short paragraphs (no more than 150-200 words each.)

Wow! That was a lot to write, but I enjoyed it. Blogging (and writing) are forms of self-expression. As artists, we should use our writing as an outlet to express ourselves and our passions. A great blog comes in many forms, but just remember in all things to make sure that your writing is true to who you are. What is the reason why you started a blog in the first place? If you stay efficiently consistent, I’m sure your blog will be getting a lot more acknowledgement very soon. :))

Have a blessed day, y’all. Peace in! ✨

5 Things to Do When You’re Bored (at Home) – Reblog

Note: Hey, y’all! Here’s a reblog post about things that you can do at home when you’re bored. Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King) as well as a family member, of mine,) 🎉🎉🎉

What’s up, my amazing audience! I just wanted to thank all of your support! I really appreciate all that you do to help my website grow. It really means so much to me, and I just wanted to take some time to show you my appreciation! ✨

Okay, so has there ever been a time that you didn’t know what to do? I mean, you knew you wanted to do something, but every activity that went across your mind sounded like a snooze fest. Well, folks, that means that you were bored.

I mean, it’s completely normal. Everyone has been bored at least once in their life. Especially during COVID, since we all have to stay at home. It’s because of this that I wanted to talk to you guys about some things that you can do when you are bored. Besides, no one wants to stare at their ceiling all day.

So, let’s get into it! 

  1. Start your own journal. ✨ 

Creating a diary or a journal is a great way to document your life and share your feelings without having to tell anyone else about your deepest secrets. It is also a great way to spend your time. I mean, if you have a fun activity to do, that allows you to make memories and improve your writing skills, then why not go for it?

2. Read a book. ✨

If you are like me, and you love to read, or you are just trying to read more, venturing into a great story can be a great way to kill some time. It’s a fun and educational activity. Plus, I’m sure your parent(s) will be pleased when they see you diving into a great new novel. 

3. Try making something. ✨

Whether it’s making a bracelet, a gift for family or a friend, or maybe even your own game, using your creativity to make something new can be really fun! Being creative gives you a chance to think out of the box, and you never know, you might be able to make your own product one day!

4. Take a nap. 

If I have nothing else to do, there’s almost nothing that I love more then taking a nice, long nap. For one, it’s a great way to spend your time after a long day. And, when you wake up, you feel super refreshed and full of energy! Believe me, when what seems like all else fails to quench your boredom, a nap is a great way to go!

5. Give each of your family members a kiss and/or hug. ✨

Trust me, the saying that ‘actions speak louder than words’ is true, in most instances. Just by giving your family members or friends a short hug can make them feel really special. If there’s nothing else that you can think of to spend your time, then why not show the ones you love how much they mean to you?

Okay, everyone! I really hope that you enjoyed those 5 Things to Do When You’re Bored. Finding things to do can be hard, sometimes. So, I hope that with these tips, you will never be bored again (or…at least not as much.) 😀

Have an amazing, loving, and one-of-a-kind day, amazing people! ✨

Picture Post + I got a late Christmas gift!

Hey, everybody! Happy Tuesday to you all.

You might’ve already checked out the other post on my blog where I shared what I got for Christmas of 2021. For the most part, I’ve been using my remote control car and making a lot of art with my new supplies. However, I hadn’t worn any of the clothing that I received yet (which included a winter tracksuit, a few scarves, and one of my favorite gifts of last year, the multi -colored top that I was able to wear today.)

Here’s a few — or maybe a lot, lol — of pictures that I took this morning, before me and Goodmommy left the house. We usually message our pictures to each other, and when I did so today, I told her that I basically took a mini photo shoot! I must admit though, the pictures did end up coming out pretty great.

Another thing that I mentioned on my Christmas haul was a gift that I hadn’t received yet, and that was a beautiful soft pink comforter. I had been anticipating getting a new one since I got my own room, so I was so thankful when I found out that it would be one of my late Christmas gifts. And guess what! It came in the mail today.

As soon as I came home, the first thing that I did was set it up! Well, after I took some pictures of how my bed looked with the other comforter. While I really love the original, as well, I’m thankful that I was able to get an additional one. Now, I will be able to switch from one to another when I want to switch it up a little. I thank God for all of the blessings that He has placed in my life!

I wanted to save one of my favorites for last. I also did a post where I showed the gingerbread houses that Goodmommy and I made in early December (of 2021). This is a really beautiful picture that we took before we started filming. The whole process was super fun! Family time is always to be cherished!

And that’s all I have for you all, today! Thank you so much for stopping by. If you enjoyed this post, please like it and follow my blog, if you have yet to do so.

What’s your favorite Christmas gift? If your answer is an item, which ones have you used the most?

Have a blessed day, everyone! ✨

My goals for 2022 | ♛ The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen ♛

I looked up the Biblical and general meanings of some of the numbers in the current year, 2022, and here’s what came up;

2 – balance, union, peace, purity, and the contrast between physical and spiritual things

22 – light, strength, love, and the desire to achieve your goals

As you can see, this year’s numbers have very powerful meanings. The time flew by so fast. It’s literally been two years since 2020…wow. It’s time to start anew, and venture into 2022. To start the year off the right way, I want to share some of my resolutions and goals for the year, all of which I plan to complete by or before December 31st, 2022. I think posts like these are so fun to read and such a great way to start off the year.

Making positive goals for the future is always a good thing! Let’s go!

Spend more time with God.

I’ve always loved praying and spending time with the Lord, but now coming forward, I want to be even more proactive when it comes to reading the Bible and truly meditating on God’s Word and music. This morning, me and Goodmommy had a great Bible study, and I’m looking forward to having many more!

Finish writing the first draft for my novel.

I’ve actually stated this several times on my blog, but some of you might not know that I’m in the process of completing the first draft of a novel that I’m working on. So far, the draft is about 41,000 words, but I’m planning on going up to around 60,000. I’ve always wanted to be a published author, and I know that I’ll get there soon, with the grace of God.

Eat a salad 2-4 times every week.

Having a healthy diet is so important, and I’ve been eating salad frequently (on and off) for the past year or so. Therefore, this year I want to make more of an effort to eat salads a few times a week. When you treat your body well, you will see results on the inside and out.

Step out of box and practice new art techniques.

Ever since I started a Visual Art class, I’ve been using many more art mediums to create my artwork, a lot of which I had never heard of before. I want to become familiar with new art techniques. Making realistic portraits (especially of myself) is something that I’m not the most familiar with. However, I’ve been practicing and I’m hoping to continue to perfect my skills.

Reach (at least) 200 followers on this blog.

I’m so thankful to God, as well as my Goodmommy and all of you for helping me reach 51 followers on ♛ The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen ♛! My blog is daily, and considering that I started blogging in August of 2021, I believe that as I expand my blog, obtaining a minimum of 200 followers by the end of this year is more than obtainable. Thank you all for your support. You are appreciated. :>

Continue to stay active in my clubs and extracurricular activities.

I’m currently enrolled in Creative Writing Club, American Sign Language (ASL) club, and Book Club. Since my schedule is much more leisurely compared to last school year’s, I want to make sure that I remain active and participate in all of my clubs to the best of my abilities.

Read (at least) 12 novels.

While I love reading, and always have, I want to read more. I think that considering my schedule, reading at least 12 novels in 2022 will be fantastic for getting more in tune with one of my hobbies, as well as obtaining some inspiration for the novel that I’m in the process of writing.

I must admit, documenting my goals for this year was a wonderful process, and I know it will help hold me accountable to my ambitions. These goals were very thought out. I am confident that I will be able to stick to all of them, and exceed my own expectations. I’m excited to do a follow-up either at the end of this year or the beginning of next year to share my progress with you all!

Please don’t forget to follow my blog and like this post, if you haven’t already. Also, feel free to share in the comments: Do you have an goals for 2022, and if you do, what are they?

Have a beautiful day! This year is and will be a great one filled with many blessings: I can already feel it in my spirit! 🎉