That’s a very good question. …I have no idea. At the end of the day, I started this thing on a whim. I don’t know what I’m doing, who’s going to be reading this, what’s going to come of it, or anything like that. I don’t want this to be some abandoned blog bobbing around on the internet in a few months. Okay, well, let’s just get to know each other and go from there?
- My name’s Victoria, but Tori works, too.
- I’m going to college, working two jobs, and teaching Confirmation prep courses with my church. I have the seventh graders…
- I’m a rare 19 year old. I haven’t broken any laws or slept with anyone. Heck, I haven’t kissed someone and I don’t think I’ve even held hands with a guy that I liked.
- I love to write and read but I don’t have the self-discipline to sit still and do those things on a consistent basis.
- I’m a theatre major (more on that to come).
- I’m trying to do meatless Fridays throughout the year…but bacon cheeseburgers, man.
- I put my foot in my mouth. A lot. You’d think my shoes were made of chocolate or something.
- I like anything Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Disney in general, or Greek mythology related.
- I really like K-pop. Like, really, really, really like it. I’m not a koreaboo or anything even remotely close to that, so don’t get any ideas. I don’t ship people or scream “OPPA SARANGHAE” when I watch performance videos.
- In order to understand K-Pop, I’ve started teaching myself Korean…yeah, I’m not doing well.
- I get secondhand embarrassment very easily.
- I’m doing my best to be the most faithful Catholic I can be but…it’s hard.
Okay, I think that right there is why I’m doing this. The lightbulb went off as I was typing. This is hard. Christ said it would be but sometimes, I just sit back and say “Yeah…this is hard”, which does aaaaaaabsolutely nothing. I mean, I can’t be the only young adult who’s genuinely trying to be a good Catholic. The roadblocks make it frustrating and when you’re doing it alone, they just feel worse. I really want to create a community where people know they’re not alone. As I said before, I’m a theatre major (hence the -re and not -er). And, theatre is home to two kinds of people: the kindest, most amazing, loving people ever and the biggest hypocrites on the face of the planet. Y’know, the “We love and accept everyone until you say something I don’t like” people. And you meet a lot of those people in theatre. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it to pieces, but I’ve thought about giving it up because of those people. Everything’s kosher until they find out that I’m Catholic. Then they ask if I “really believe all of that stuff”. Then, I get the bewildered, angry, and all around unpleasant stares.
I know I’m not the only one who gets that. So, for those of you who are like me, you can come here, read my dumb stories, and hopefully you’ll get a crack of a smile or a little comfort. Let’s hope this goes well.