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It’s summertime!

You’re a teen and you’re figuring out some ideas to make your summer fun and exciting and free from boredom ( though it’s okay to be bored sometimes - it helps to bring up ideas).

I compiled a massive list of ideas so you’ll have a fun and incredible summer. Well, these ideas are not for teens alone. Children and adults can do this and have fun.

So here are ideas you can consider for summer, you can make a list of those you'd like and I hope you have an awesome one.

Summer Ideas for teens

  • Read at least one book a week

  • Learn how to bake

  • Learn to cook a meal you have never tried before

  • Learn some dance moves

  • Make a playlist of your best songs as a soundtrack for summer

  • Plan a tug-of-war game with friends

  • Do something kind for someone—a neighbor, a family member, or a complete stranger.

  • Redecorate and rearrange your room

  • Learn a technical skill like coding

  • Draw, paint, or collage a portrait.

  • Explore your city and visit top attractive places.

  • Write a play with your friends.

  • Go on a photo safari.

  • Have an indoor or outdoor picnic.

  • Send handwritten letters to your friends and family. Write it yourself

  • Design your room with crafts

  • Visit a museum

  • Start Journalling

  • Organize a picnic with friends

  • Learn a new language.

  • Create a channel on Youtube and make a vlog

  • Start a blog (on Blogger, or WordPress).

  • Make a fruit salad

  • Prepare dinner for the family

  • Bake a homemade pizza.

  • Have an ice cream feast. You can buy different flavors of ice cream and enjoy it alone, or with family and friends!

  • Taste a food you've never tried before.

  • Make non-alcoholic cocktails

  • Play card games like solitaire.

  • Be a volunteer

  • Visit the library and read your unusual collection of books..

  • Write letters to your favorite person or grandparents (if alive).

  • Practice voice mimics

  • Rearrange the furniture in the sitting room to give it a new look.

  • Organize a garden party with friends.

  • Learn phrases in a foreign language.

  • Be a high scorer in your favorite game

  • Take some nice photographs of your neighborhood.

  • Listen to a new song

  • Write a song.

  • Phone a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.

  • Spend a day without watching T.V or going on the computer. (did you roll your eyes? Try it and see how it goes )

  • Go to a cinema alone.

  • Join or even start a book club

  • Learn a new dance move

  • Have a picnic in a park

  • Go to the swimming pool, and if you can't swim, take swimming lessons.

  • Tackle a DIY task

  • Do a karaoke

  • Go to a music concert

  • Practice Yoga at home

  • Start a photo-a-day summer project.

  • Learn how to play the ukulele

  • Work on a puzzle

  • Write a poem

  • Write a story

  • Go to a sports event with family or friends

  • Recreate a recipe for your favorite meal

  • Make dinner for the family

  • Show kindness to a stranger.

  • Learn a Tiktok dance

  • Go to the beach and inhale the air

  • Host a barbecue

  • Listen to audiobooks

  • Plant a vegetable garden

  • Try a new lobby

  • Have a movie marathon

  • Participate in competitions

  • Grow your spiritual life

  • Have some alone time. It helps for reflection

You can have a box of memories and document your experiences. Fill it with your photos, letters, and paper. Keep it to remind you of your amazing summer!

Have fun and stay safe!

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Let's cut the chase

So you have a talent and are figuring out how to showcase it. When you discover your talent, the next thing to do is to let people see you and appreciate your talent.

Sometimes you have to show up and showcase yourself because you might not know the treasures lying around for you to take hold of.

Showcasing your talent can open up a world of opportunities. And In this post, I'll be sharing 5 ways you can showcase your talent.

Let's begin

Ways to Showcase Your Talent

1. Be active on social media

Social media is powerful. It has a whole lot of advantages for young talents. Many talents are in the spotlight for their active, consistent, and engaging showcase on social media. Most celebrities and influencers today started with just a smartphone and a social media account. They utilized the platform to show the world what they can offer.

To tap into this surefire platform, the first thing is to identify the social media platforms that'll suit your needs. We have social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, TikTok, and many more. Select one or two that you can stay active on. Don't overwhelm yourself by starting with all platforms at the same time. It's best to start with either 1 or 2 and then grow from there.

When you identify the platform, create an account. I recommend you see what's working for those ahead of you who are already making it n your area of expertise. Draw inspiration from them, and know how to go about yours. Also, learn the platform(s) to know how to succeed in it.

Above all, do well to post consistently. Your consistency matters.

2. Join relevant communities

There is a popular saying, "No man is an Island". This means that you need to be part of a community to thrive, you cannot do it on your own. Don't isolate yourself. Join communities of people with similar interests, skills, or talents. If you sing, join music communities. If you're a dancer, join dance communities. Depending on your talent or skillset, join a community that shares the same as yours.

Communities can open up opportunities where you can display your talent. You'll meet people from different backgrounds and cultures with the same talent as you that can benefit you. Once you're a member of a community, be active and participate in community events. Always show up.

3. Perform in Local events

Search for events in your community, church, or city where you can perform. Stay up-to-date with local news so you will know the events happening in your locality. Reach out to them and get all the information you need to participate. Do the necessary research on the location and the audience you're performing for.

Prepare adequately for the event(s) and go do what you know how to do best.

4. Participate in Talent Shows and Competitions

Talent shows and competitions can help you challenge yourself. According to Wikipedia, Talent shows are a way to help boost the self-esteem, confidence, and assurance of youth. You can find talent shows about anything from singing, dancing, cooking, drawing, etc. Competitions like this not only help you to showcase yourself, but also helps to overcome your fear.

You can search for talent competitions you can participate. One of those is the Blazing Youngsters Talent hunt. You can enroll in our ongoing and future competitions. You can also join our community of youngsters and young adults where we help them discover, empower and showcase their talents and skills. You can find out more about our competition here.


Showcasing your talent can open up new doors and opportunities. It can also help you attract the attention of the people you need to help in your journey. It's a very rewarding experience that will attract respect and recognition.

To your success!

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Updated: Jun 18, 2022

"I'm shy, I don't think I can do this"

" I'm too small "

"I'm just 13, I don't think I'm good enough for this"

"I don't have the confidence to do this"

"I'm shy and can't stand the crowd"

I hear this and many more from teenagers and young adults. Now, you have to understand that nobody was born to be confident. Nobody was crafted to do the BIG things.

There's no age bracket for becoming great or being self-confident. Building self-confidence is a process and sometimes comes with experience. You don't expect people to believe in you when you don't believe in yourself.

Self-confidence starts in the mind. It's all about what you think. If you think positive thoughts and believe you are confident, then that is who you are. People will also see you as a confident person.

In this post, you will test your confidence level and know where you stand and what to work on. I got this self-confidence test from the book, "Think Confident and be confident for teens" by Marci G.Fox PHD., and Leslie Sokol PHD - a must-read for all teenagers, and adults too. I tested myself too.

Let's find out your self-confidence level


Read each of the following sentences carefully.

If you agree with a sentence, give yourself a 3.

If you disagree, write down a 1.

If you’re somewhere in the middle, give yourself a 2.

Take a piece of paper and a pen and write down your score for each sentence.

Remember to be honest to yourself while taking the test.

1) I can start a conversation with anyone in

any situation at any time. (write down your score)

2) I am willing to tackle almost any task

presented to me. (write down your score)

3) I am at ease with who I am. (write down your score)

4) I can ask for help if I need it. (write down your score)

5) I take it for granted that people want to

spend time with me. (write down your score)

6) I’m comfortable operating at my own

pace. (write down your score)

7) I can do the things I like even if I do

them alone. (write down your score)

8) I am willing to face challenging

situations head-on. (write down your score)

9) I am comfortable giving my honest

opinion. (write down your score)

10) I don’t get rattled when I make a

mistake. (write down your score)

Now, add up your score.

Let's find out the meaning of your score:

28–30 You are super-confident.

25–27 You are confident.

16–24 You are somewhat lacking in confidence.

10–15 You are seriously lacking in confidence.

If your score is 25 or higher, congratulations! you are confident.

You have the self-confidence to face nearly any situation, knowing you can handle it. Your confidence enables you to reach for your goals, try new

things, act independently and effectively, and enter social situations

free from doubt.

When you believe you’re competent and a good, likable person,

you become your own greatest resource. Confidence helps you

highlight your strengths. It also enables you to recognize and

identify your weaknesses so that you can improve these areas,

using outside resources if necessary.

You’ve gained unshakeable self-esteem because you hold a good opinion of yourself. You recognize that situations may temporarily be distressing but do not

allow it to change your core view of who you are.

If you scored below 25, you need to keep building your self-confidence. Reinforcing your skills will get you there. Retraining your brain to move from self-doubt to confidence is no different than strengthening a muscle through weight training: you build up to more reps, or to more weight, over repeated workouts.

I highly recommend the book I mentioned at the beginning of this post;

"Think Confident and be confident for teens". You will learn from the stories of other teenagers. You will also learn how to fight self-doubt, understand a self-confidence mindset, and practical steps to build your self-confidence.

It all depends on you to be confident. Being confident is a choice. And I can tell you that It's one of the best choices you'll make in life. From the book, "Confidence helps you to see the accurate picture"

Stay Confident!

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