Answering Your Assumptions About Me ♡

Hey, hey, everybody! Happy Monday! ♡

As you can tell by the title, today I will be answering your amazing assumptions about me in celebration of reaching 100 followers and 1,000 likes on The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen. I want to thank all of my supporters, especially my family and friends, for helping me reach this important milestone; I couldn’t have done it without any of you.

I have been super excited to answering all of your responses! So without further ado, let’s get started!

Evin @ A Curly Sue’s Ramblings‘s Questions

1. You traveled out of your country

I have traveled to another state before (a couple of times, actually) but never outside of my country. To be honest, I haven’t even flew in an airplane before lol. But I really love traveling with my family, especially during breaks from school. If I could go to any country outside of my own, it would be either Italy, Spain, India, Canada, and/or Jamaica.

2. You are great at talking with people

Right off the bat, I’m not the type of person to have a long conversation with someone who I don’t know. However, the more I get to know people who I take a liking to, the more I open up to them. In short, I’m not the most talkative around strangers, but I do like to socialize. I have had many pleasant conversations with people, even in larger quantities–therefore, I would say that I communicate extremely well.

3. You have a bookshelf in your room

I sure do! I can see why you would assume this, since I express my love for reading so often in my writing. My 3-tier bookshelf holds about 150 books–about 75% of my collection–most of which I obtained in my early elementary school years. Although I’m not a super sentimental person, the thought of giving them all away doesn’t sit well with me lol. A majority of the books that I read now (novels and graphic novels) are on additional shelving and storage spots that I have in my room. Eventually, I’ll need some more space as my book collection continues to grow, so I’ll probably donate to Goodwill or another nonprofit in a couple years to give me some much-needed space.

4. Your favorite color is red/blue

When people ask me the question “What is your favorite color?” my answer is always a little complicated. My reason? Every color is beautiful and unique, and the spectrum wouldn’t be the same if any one of them were absent. However, I will say that my favorite color right now is purple. I like pink and blue a lot, and purple has a bit of resemblance to both. So I’ll give you 5/10 points for that one. 😉

Thank you so much for your response, Evin! I absolutely loved all of your assumptions–they were so much fun to answer!

Hopefully, this post helped you all get to know me a little better, and maybe even confirm some of the things that you’d assumed about me, too. If you have questions (or assumptions) about me–and I haven’t gotten any from you, so far–feel free to share them in the comments. I would be more than happy to write a PART 2 of this post!

Thanks again for your support! I’ll see you all next time! ♡

Debunking Common Misconceptions About Homeschoolers

Your first thought after reading this title might have been: but . . . it’s summer break. I know, I know! But today this idea popped in my head, and it was so good that I couldn’t hold off on it.

I have been homeschooled for a total of 5 1/2 years. I attended in-person public school from Pre-K to 3rd grade, and then I transitioned to virtual public school. Although this topic wasn’t something that I paid much attention to before I became a homeschooler, I have come to discover that because being homeschooled can be rare (especially pre-COVID) many people have stereotypes about what it’s like to attend school at home, mostly due to a lack of knowledge or friends who are homeschooled.

Therefore, today I will be addressing some of the most common misconceptions about fellow homeschoolers and explaining why they are either true or false. Enough chitter-chatter. Let’s get into it!

1. Homeschoolers are anti-social

From my personal experiences interacting with my peers, the truth is the exact opposite of this statement. In fact, many of the homeschooled kids that I have talked with are more on the extraverted side. Most of us want to interact with each other more, and when we get the chance to meet in person, lots of chatter fills the room as we talk and get to know each other. Homeschooling doesn’t dictate what type of personality you have, so whether or not you are anti-social depends on the individual alone.

2. In-person schooling is harder than homeschooling

In-person and virtual education both have a list of pros and cons. Though I would have to say that academically, virtual school is harder. The reason is because when you’re at home, there are so many possible distractions from your schoolwork, whether that be your siblings, birds chirping outside your window, or the fact that you are close to your bed–increasing the temptation to sleep in. We also have deadlines for assignments, just like those who go to school in-person.

On the other hand, in-person schooling is harder socially, since you can’t control who else attends your school and those you have to be around on a daily basis. The risk of bullying, peer pressure, and the effects of them are at a higher risk, in my opinion.

3. We go to school in our pajamas

One hundred percent, this is true! And I’m so glad about it! This is honestly one of my favorite perks of being homeschooled. While I usually get dressed up for live classes (so I can interact with other students and teachers with my webcam on), I tend to stay in my pajamas for a majority of the day. And I have heard many other homeschoolers say that they do the same.

4. All homeschoolers are academically gifted

Homeschoolers are somewhat represented by the media as nerdy and timid geniuses who are above average in all of their classes. But in reality, the grades that we get don’t differ much from those who attend in-person school. Some students take all AP or Honors courses. Those like me get straight As, with Honors courses sprinkled in. Others get Bs and Cs on average. In my school, we get to check our current grade in each course at all times during the school year, which is a perk of virtual learning. Grades really all depend on the student, their work ethic, whether or not they have learning/mental challenges, etc.

5. We don’t participate in extracurricular activities

For this one, I will use myself as an example. While I take my school very seriously, I also do paintings and other arts and crafts several times a month. I also like to read novels, write on my blog almost daily, and I even joined Creative Writing, ASL, and Book Club for 8th grade, all of which I loved. About three years ago, I was even in the praise dance team for my local church. Like most kids, we homeschoolers have hobbies and friends. In other words, we have lives outside of our education.

6. All parents who homeschool their kids do it for religious reasons

As most of you likely know, I am a Christian, raised by a Christian family. However, I have always attended secular schools, and my current education does not cater to a specific religion. Although I do not know the beliefs of each of my past classmates, there are students who are homeschooled that have religious beliefs that are not Christian, and some who don’t share any religion, at all. In fact, the amount of secular families who have homeschooled their kids are increasing in number.

7. Being homeschooled means you get to do whatever you want without doing any schoolwork

Although this stereotype is one of the most common, it’s also one of the most false. Before this summer, I did an approximate amount of 8 hours of schoolwork a day, including a one hour lunch break. And when I first began adjusting to virtual schooling, it could take me up to 12 hours a day to get my work done every week. If anything, I would say that we homeschoolers have more work than in-person students; and we have to do that work without a teacher at our side 24/7. While a good schedule still allows us time for our extracurricular activities, we still do lots of work throughout the week. Just as any other student would.

8. Homeschoolers aren’t prepared for the real world

This statement could not be any farther from the truth. Even though we stay at home while we do our school work, a majority of homeschoolers still have access to the news, social media, the Internet, and other resources as such. Besides, we still go out of the house and interact with other people on a regular basis. I think how we do our school work makes us more independent and give us the skill of leadership. Fun fact: many colleges actually seek out homeschoolers to give scholarships to. We have just as many opportunities to learn about what is going on in the world as other students, and therefore we are just as prepared.

Hopefully this was a huge help for anyone who had any questions about what it’s like to be homeschooled. In case you have held any of these stereotypes before, I would like to reiterate that a person’s personality, hobbies, and academic intelligence all have to do with the individual. We are all beautiful and unique in our own way, and that doesn’t change according to what type of school we attend; even if it’s your own home.

LET’S CHAT~Are you homeschooled? If not, do you know anyone who is?

I pray that you have an excellent rest of your day or night. May God bless you all! See you soon! ✨

We reached 100 FOLLOWERS! Thank you!

309 days ago, on August 1, 2021 I posted for the first time on this blog. Ever since then I have learned so much about marketing, my writing skills have improved, I’ve met so many other amazing teenage and Christian bloggers, I’ve gotten wiser and I’ve gained a total of 100 of you guys (my loyal and amazing followers; 98 WordPress and 2 emails!!!


Oh, but did you think that was all? Nope! As an extra bonus, today was the day where we reached 1,000 likes on The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen!

I want to give thanks to God for giving me the perseverance of to post almost every day and bringing me you guys, my Goodmommy for constant love and support, and all of you for going out of your way to follow my blog—especially those of you who frequently like and/or comment on my posts. I appreciate you all, and I thank you for joining me on my journey.

In celebration of this huge milestone, I would like to do an 100 followers special. After brainstorming and considering all of your suggestions, I decided that this time I would like to do an assumptions about me post. But there’s one thing that I need to do that . . . your assumptions.

To join me in this amazing achievement that wouldn’t be possible without you all, I would really appreciate it if you would comment a few things that you assume about me based on my appearance, personality, writing style, hobbies, or other things that you know about me already. Feel free to get creative with your questions! The only type of questions that I won’t permit is those seeking personal information such as age, DOB (date of birth), etc. Otherwise, have fun and ask away!

After I have received a good amount of responses, I will answer your questions for the special. I’m super excited to read and answer your assumptions about me! And thanks again for all your love and support. I’m truly thankful for every single one of you.

Have a happy day, God bless you all, and I’ll see you next time! Bye guys! 🎉

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! ✨