Just Listen – An Original Poem ♡

Hey, hey, hey, everybody! I hope you all are having a blessed day! ♡

Today, I wanted to talk on a certain subject: listening. When having conversations, many people think that speaking is the best way to communicate. But the truth is, listening holds an equally important value that should never be neglected. Even the Bible says to be quick to listen and slow to speak; James 1:19 New International Version (NIV)

Every year, July 18th is known as World Listening Day. And I think it’s a great day for us to relax, unwind, and make an extra effort to do a little more listening. It’s been a while since I’ve posted any of my original poetry on this blog, so today I wrote a poem which I dubbed “Just Listen” that I hope you all will enjoy reading in honor of a day for us to enjoy some peace and quiet. I hope you all enjoy it!

Just listen, little one
To the sound of silence
So still, yet so loud
So simple, yet so profound

As the giggling wind
tickles the trees
And the zinnias sit like a thrown
for the zipping honey bees

The sun greets us hello with it’s blazing rays
And we can’t help but notice the sweet little peeps
That escape from the beaks of little blue jays

Silence is a sound
A sound that doesn’t speak
Rather, it’s a sound that you feel;
That’s what makes it unique

So just listen, little one
To the sound of silence
Because sometimes, the most real things in life
Are the things that we can’t see

All we have to do is listen

-- "Just Listen" by Princess Q'Zion, written on July 18th, 2022. All Rights Reserved.

There’s something about poetry that makes me feel so calm, you know? And that’s what today is all about: calmness and serenity. Listening is a way for us to learn, grow, and relax. So whether you take some time to listen to some gospel music, do some yoga outside in the great outdoors, and/or simply take a few minutes of enjoying some quiet time, I hope you all will take the time to enjoy the sound of silence today.

LET’S CHAT~I’m curious, what are some of your favorite sounds in nature? Also, what is your favorite genre of music to listen to? Feel free to comment your thoughts down below. I would love to hear from you!

Have a peaceful rest of your day or night! May God bless you all! Peace in! ♡

4 Quick and Fun Writing Activities To Seize Writer’s Block (Reblog)

Hey everyone! I’m back for another amazing post! If you are a writer like me, then you probably won’t be surprised that I find it boring when I write the same things over and over again. Writing is super fun, but like any other activity, working on the same thing too many times can cause you to become bored or even experience writer’s block. 

So, how do you get rid of the feeling of not knowing what to write next? Well, today I’m going to list some different writing exercises that you can do in order to rid writer’s block (or boredom) goodbye!

So, let’s get started!

  1. Pick a word and describe it. 

Although this idea is very random, I think that this is the goal when trying to find creative ideas. Try to pick a word, whether it inspires you, peeks your curiosity, or maybe even interests you, and write a paragraph about what the word means to you or how it has affected your values of life.

2. Write about what your pet would be like or look like if they were human. 

If you’ve ever had a pet, I’m sure you know that we love them and treat them like they’re people. However, have you ever thought about what they would be like if they were actually a person? How would they look? What would they like to do? Do you think you would like them, and vise-versa? These questions are amazing ways to improve your creative thinking and writing skills.

3. Write down some common opinions that you disagree with or some uncommon opinions that you agree with. 

There are a lot of cool theories and common (or uncommon) theories out there. Try listing some opinions that you may or may not agree with. This is a really good writing activity for when you’re bored. It will also be a great help if you want a creative activity to inspire your future writing projects!


4. Write a list ranking your favorite songs by your favorite artist. 

Do you have an artist that you absolutely adore? Even if you don’t listen to their music for a while, you always find yourself going back to their music? Well, if you do, try ranking your favorite songs by your favorite artist from most favorite to least favorite. This can be a great activity for music lovers, and it might even get you hooked to a really catchy tune…again, lol.

I hope these 4 Quick and Fun Writing Activities helped you get rid of your writer’s block. Finding fun and creative prompts to write about can help when you need to get those creative juices flowing. Writing is art, and like any other art project, the mistakes and quirks that you include in your writing can help you improve as a writer.

Have an amazing day everyone! 

The Best Advice for ALL BLOGGERS (Wannabes, New, and Veterans)

While being a blogger is an excellent hobby, skill, and for some, job, it can be a little overwhelming for others. About 8 and 1/2 months ago, I remember being very excited to start my new blog…but also slightly nervous. Monitoring your own blog is like a new adventure that can be a little challenging to start, just because most of us don’t know what outcome to expect.

However, just because it’s a challenge doesn’t mean that it isn’t worthwhile. Here is some of the BEST ADVICE for any blogger, whether you’re contemplating whether you want to be one, you just became a blogger, or you’ve been one for years. I bet that in no time, you’ll be blogging like a pro!

Keep a Positive Mindset — The truth is, we can’t do anything to the best of our ability if our mindsets are not positive. Keep in mind that blogging is a good source of income, but it is also a source for you to improve on your writing, spread the word about a topic that matters to you, inspire others, and simply BE YOU! If we start blogging with a negative perspective, then how can we expect to grow?

Don’t Procrastinate–Do It Right Now– If you know you want to do a blog or that you want to be more active on your blog but you keep putting it aside, let me tell you that procrastination is never going to get anyone anywhere different. Obviously, it can be hard to try something new, but if you feel that it would be beneficial to you, what’s stopping you from doing it? If we procrastinate, we are simply saying in the same spot. And sometimes progress requires us to move.

Think about the Journey and the Destination — You may set a goal that you want to earn 100 followers or make $10 a week from blogging. Small goals like this are a great way to think about your future and the progress that you want to make with your blog. That being said, don’t get too caught up in getting so many followers or so much money from it (unless it’s your job, of course.) Instead, think of the smaller forms of progress that you are making. For example, you may be getting more views or comments then you were 1 year ago–that’s progress!

Even if They Don’t Say Anything, People Are Watching– I think one of the main reasons for inconsistency among bloggers is that they aren’t getting the amount of response from their audience as they would like or anticipated. Gaining an audience who will comment on EVERY post can take time to build. Besides, many times people will just read your posts to see if you will be consistent before following you. Just because they don’t like or comment, doesn’t mean they don’t like your content. We just have to KEEP PRESSING!!!

Be Authentic — In all honesty, the blogs that are written by someone who isn’t trying to be like every other blogger are some of my favorites. When I look for quality content, I want to read about someone who I can relate to, learn from and be inspired by. Those are the blogs that are real, funny, and fun to read. What I’m trying to say is, just be your authentic self in your blog–trust me, it makes a big difference.


Posts where I get to inspire others are the most fun to write. As bloggers, we have more fun when we are writing and posting about what we love. We begin to think more about the meaning behind each post and less about statistics. In everything, just remember to appreciate every victory–both the large and small. Each one will help us reach our final destination.

Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you next time! God bless y’all! ✨

6 Reasons Why I Love Blogging

It is honestly hard to believe that I have been blogging for over 8 months now. On August 1, 2021 when I started this blog I had no idea how much love I would have for my website. God has blessed me mightily with this gift, and every day, with every post that I create, my love for blogging gets stronger and stronger.

Therefore, today I will be share the top 6 reasons why I love blogging the way I do. Let’s get this party started! ✨

Blogging is A Creative Outlet

Writing has always been a passion of mine, and blogging is essentially writing in a nutshell. Even though it can be a challenge sometimes, I enjoy brainstorming for ideas on what I will post next. Sometimes, God will let me see things throughout the day to give me an idea. Being able to share my experiences as child of God, a person and a teenager with you all is always one of the highlights of my day.

Helping and Inspiring People

Another one of the aspects that I really appreciate about blogging is that it is a way to encourage people and lift them up. When I’m writing, sometimes I don’t know who I am touching or who God had me type the post for. In other circumstances, my writing is a way of teaching myself and helping me follow my own advice. Making people feel good about themselves and who they are, as well as encouraging them to spread love and positivity to others is a major goal on my blog.

I Get to Spread My Faith

This is a biggie, right here. I think it’s so important to have young children of God who encourage other adolescents and young people how to follow God and be His example. Blogging has helped teach me to boast more about the Lord and about my faith. Christianity is a big part of who I am and who God has made me to be, so it’s only natural to incorporate that into my website.

I’ve Created so Many Memories

A blog is a document of your life, your experiences, your feelings, your faith, your family, and all the little pieces of the big picture. I know that every day I am documenting something that I can look back on to remember my childhood and how I felt about life. Every photo and every paragraph tells a story of my life and is another sweet moment to last a lifetime.

Blogging Provides a Sense of Ownership

To me, my blog gives me a sense of ownership and responsibility. It is my duty to maintain, monitor, and create content for my blog. In this way, I think it helps me to prepare for when I have my own business one day, which is always a bonus.

Blogging Allows Me to Grow as A Writer (and a Person)

Since my blogging has put me in the position to write every day, I have seen the progress that I’ve made in regards to my writing skills. While I loved to write even before I started my blog, I wasn’t writing outside of school every day, so this has been a change that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Plus, throughout the process I have learned more about myself, therefore making me more confident in the gifts that God has blessed me with.


I had a blast sharing some of the reasons why I hold my blog so dear to my heart and I hope you had just as much fun reading my thoughts!

LET’S CHAT~If you are a blogger, what is your favorite part about blogging? We may even have some similarities: feel free to comment down below. Kind vibes only, please. ♡

Thank you so much for reading! Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! ✨

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! ✨

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! ✨

5 Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Practice Poetry #poetry

Poetry is a writing technique that I’ve loved for a long time. It allows you to express yourself, tell your story, and use your creativity to make every poem that you write your own. Today, I had a Creative Writing Club meeting, and I noticed that a lot of my fellow members said that poetry was a little more difficult than them.

I understood them completely. As writers, we all have those things that we are naturally good at and the other things that we WANT to learn but just don’t know where to START. That’s where I come in. Take a look at these tips that can help anyone who wants some extra poetry practice.

1.) Read the work of other poets. Poetry is a form of art. And just like visual art such as paintings, sculptures, and sketches, it is important as an artist to be inspired by the work of your peers. This in no way means that you should copy another poet. However, you can gain a lot of knowledge regarding rhythm, how to tell a story and really convey your emotions in your work by looking at the work of poets who came before you.

2.) When you have an idea, jot it down in a poetry journal. Every work of art starts with an idea. It doesn’t need to be specific. You may just sit down and say, “I want to write.” Then, maybe the idea will continue to become clearer as you write. Other times, they just pop into our minds randomly: while eating dinner, watching TV, or any other daily activity. Whenever this happens, write the idea down in your personal journal, whether for just poetry or writing in general. That way, when you feel motivated, you can use that idea and put it into words.

3.) Be okay with being imperfect. So maybe you tried to write a poem, and it isn’t what you thought it would be. I applaud you for being you. When your work is imperfect, that means that it has your personal touch. It is authentic, raw, and a representation of the fact that you made the choice to try something new. That is nothing to be ashamed of.

4.) Don’t focus on complexity. I think a lot of times where we go wrong, as writers and human beings, is we make the simplest things a lot more complex than they really are or have to be. Every line doesn’t need to be 20 words to make an impact. In fact, it’s sometimes the short and sweet poems that really pack a punch. So focus on the quality, not the quantity or how big the words are.

5.) Always reread, review, and revise your work. Don’t just write a poem and then continue with your day. After you finish writing the draft, reread it. Find ways to improve it. And again, they don’t have to be super complex. Does the poem have any spelling errors? Are there any boring words that you could make more vivid or descriptive? Is this poem a reflection of you trying to make a replica of someone else’s writing or a reflection of the gift that has already been given to you by the Lord? Really think about that, for a second.


It can be hard to make poems original, and if you don’t want to share them with anyone, that’s okay. You use it as a learning experience, and a stepping stone to getting better. Just keep in mind that it can make the process easier, and a lot more fun, when you just let the words flow from your heart, onto the paper.

I hope you all enjoyed! If you’re new, please like this post and follow my blog for more.

I’ll see you next time! ✨

I’m PLANNING for 2022. Are you?

Hey y’all! Thank God for another amazing year! Although I just started this blog in August, I am so thankful that I have been able to make great content for you all. If you’ve already read my post where I shared what I got for Christmas (link is at the end), then you know that one of my gifts was a planner. I’ve already started logging in my monthly goals for January of 2022.

I would consider myself very organized, and I always enjoy having a planner or calendar to keep track of my schedule. It gives me a sense of mind, as it improves my productivity and prevents me having to remember everything that I have to do.

I’m curious, have you all done any planning for next year? Also, if you don’t mind sharing, what was your favorite part of this year, or something that you are thankful for?

Personally, I’m thankful for a loving home, a supportive Goodmommy, straight A’s for the first semester of this school year, a great birthday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and God’s everlasting love and mercy.

What I Got for Christmas – post link here

Have a blessed day, y’all. Take the time today and tomorrow to reflect on 2021, and feel free to use this guide about how to make lasting New Year’s Resolutions. Hopefully, it will help you all when planning for the new year. See you later!

Christmas Tree, Christmas Night – A Poem by Me | Blogmas Day 10

Hey y’all! Happy Tuesday!

Since Christmas is right around the corner, I decided to write a poem inspired by the merry holiday. And I wanted to share it with you all!

Note – This poem is written by me, Princess Q’Zion. It was posted on my blog and therefore, it is my property. Please don’t copy this poem in any way, shape or form. It has been posted for your enjoyment through reading only. Thank you! 🙂

Christmas Tree, Christmas Night

by Princess Q’Zion, written on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

The lights on our tree
They glisten in the light
No one can disagree
They light up Christmas night

The bright lights twinkle like a star
Floating in outer space
The ornaments are so unique
Each one has its own place

We hark the herald angels
One, two, and three
We sing in harmony together
The hours will foresee

Hand in hand we pray 
In happiness and delight
That we will see your lights again
On next year’s Christmas night

And that’s all for today! I hope you all enjoyed this short and sweet poem!
Have a beautiful day, everyone! ✨

What Does It Really Take To Become a Better Writer? – From One Creator To Another

What Does It Really Take to Become A Better Writer? – From One Creator to Another

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Although writing is fun, it can also be a long, anticipating process to get a new project done. We can look at our writing sometimes, wondering exactly how we can improve. In fact, this is a question that should be explored by anyone who has this wonder: How can we become a better writer?

At first glance, this question might seem like a puzzle that’s almost impossible to solve. However, writing is a work in progress, and just like any skill, can be perfected and improved.

Let’s discover what it takes to truly become a better writer–from one creator to another!

1. Write. Every Day.

Writing can be a hobby, a career, and a skill. Either way, one of the key factors at making your writing skills stronger is practicing. By writing every day, you are putting all of your creativity on paper and stimulating your mind.

Each time you write, take time to think about where you could’ve done better. Make a mental and physical note. Then, carry on your own feedback, as well as another person’s, if you want to take a step further, to the next day.

2. Your Characters — Who Are They?

As writers, a huge part of our stories are our characters. We want the readers to go on an emotional ride with them. To help them feel what the protagonist is feeling. We want our readers to relate to our characters, and know who they are. But, how can we teach our readers about our characters when we don’t know who they are, ourselves?

Create a document full of information about each of your characters (appearance, personality, hobbies, likes, dislikes, motives, etc.). Afterwards, try having a conversation where you ask questions, and respond to them in the way one of your characters would. What do they sound like? What’s their body language? These are questions that we should answer in order to truly connect to the characters in our works.

3. Pay attention to your grammar.

Whether you write technically or creatively, your grammar is a must. While or after you write a new project, pay attention to things like homophones (words that sound the same), punctuation, taglines, sentence structure, and the overall flow of the words that you use.

Maybe there are sentences that, while grammatically correct, don’t flow together or make sense. Make those changes during the editing and revision processes to enhance your writing.

4. Try to avoid the overuse of words. Especially boring verbs.

One of the biggest mistakes that we can make while writing is using typical, boring verbs like “said” or “jump” or “smile.” When we do this, our readers will eventually get bored, regardless of the context around these words. The verbs that we use have an extreme effect on our writing. During an intense moment, you may want to use the word “vault” instead of “jump.” Or in a noisy moment, “prattle” sounds more interesting than “talk.”

Using strong verbs will help transport your reader into your story, which is one of our goals, as creators.

5. Read your works out loud.

Sometimes, we might feel like reading our writing in our heads, quickly scanning through the pages of alphabet soup. While it may be easier, it is much more likely that you will miss a grammatical or structural defect in your writing while doing so.

Reading your text aloud will help decrease the possibility of any issues in your writing, and possibly make the amount of required drafts drop, as well.


Although I won’t consider this a point, I will say that before you write anything, make sure you love what you are writing. If you are invested in it, then you can insure that your work is your best. Readers should be able to feel our passion for writing while reading our stories. They should be able to say “This one can write!”

Never forget this: a story starts with the one who writes it.

Have an amazing day! God loves you! ✨