New year, new hair! Breaking stereotypes just by being!
I realize that I haven't posted on here since, well, last year!
I suppose some of you are looking for an update on my discernment, my life, all that great stuff... And maybe to know that I'm still alive...
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As far as discernment of my vocation goes, it's not too bad! I visited the DSMME in November, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it there! Their spirituality is amazing, and I feel like I would be able to do their apostolate (teaching). However, it might not be quite enough for me. I know. You're like, "WHAT?!" Yeah. Well, Perhaps I never told you all on here, but I attend the TLM (Traditional/Tridentine Latin Mass) as well as the NO (Novus Ordo), and I would really love to have the Latin Mass in whichever community that I enter. I don't really want to give one up for the other, but if I had to, I would go all TLM... There's just something so amazing about it... More on TLM at a later date...
Anyway, so I have emailed a couple of other orders (Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, and Slaves of the Immaculate Heart, both in MA), and am currently investigating 2 more (a Carmelite order in CA, and the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa, also in CA). AND! It just hit me the other day that my 4-day-long visit with the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate is coming up in 3 days!!! WOW! That came fast!
I am beginning to see an apostolate that the Lord is calling me to embrace and to share with others, and this would be caring and praying for our priests! For the past few months, it has been something that has been on my heart and is very important to me. Another apostolate (that I'm fairly certain you all know I want to be a part of) is pro-LIFE work. The Sisters of Life are very appealing to me, and I actually chatted with Sr. Virginia Joy again last month. She told me that I could go on one of their young women's retreats, which I might do...
Ah, life... It's a beautiful thing!!
I've been loving life (always!), and celebrating my victorious completion of my first semester at college with a 3.77 GPA! And by celebrating, I mean working 3+ times as many hours as I usually do, and going to Mass a lot... I know; I'm a party animal!
Christmas was way harder than usual, because I didn't get to see my brother or my mother. I struggled a lot during this season and it was very hard for me to trust in God and His Divine Plan. The fact that my mother rejected my gift to her, and my brother wouldn't answer my phone calls or emails left me feeling empty, sad, and hopeless. I am so worried about my brother, and I feel so bad that he is upset with me. Please pray for him and his safety, as well as my mother and her health, if you can.
Other than that, life has been good! I realized that March for Life is the week after next (ALREADY?!?) and I will be going to the March in DC! Who else will be joining me?
That's about it!
Thanks for reading!
God bless you all!!