The Life of Lydia

Who am I?

I am a pretty simple person: I have been riding horses since I was 8, I'm a Slytherin, I am on flag, and I'm a junior (obviously). I am 16, and fun fact, I'm the youngest in the grade. I always have been. Flag was one of the best times of my life yet. I got to share the field with amazing musicians and artists I have ever seen. I used to be the most avid reader ever (my favorites were Harry Potter and Percy Jackson), but I stopped after middle school but I have recently rediscovered it. I also love Harry Potter (I mean who doesn't). I have a younger sister and she will be a freshman next year. I like to make my friends laugh(they are the best people ever). I'm really shy to people I have just met or don't know. If you ask me who my best friend is, I can't tell you, because I love all of them. I want to please everyone, and help as much as possible, but it doesn't always work out. I'm somehow better at high school math than middle school math (I have no idea how), and love English. I'm Italian (props to them for making the best food ever like am I right?) and French (aka the hardest language ever). I want to major in either journalism or mass communications at (hopefully) the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. After college I'm not sure what will happen. I hope to be getting my own horse (AHHHH) after graduation at SMHS, and maybe will stay in Louisiana after college. Either that or move to Kentucky to be in horse central, and work at a magazine or something where I can write.
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Where is Christ in my life?

When I was a small child who was just learning about Catholic faith, I did not believe it was real. Because I could not see God, I thought he wasn't real. I would see my dad go to Communion and believe it or not, I thought the hosts were mints and I would sometimes complain how I didn't get one. Being in Catholic school my whole life, I slowly began to believe little by little. My first time in reconciliation was awful. I remember I didn't know what to confess, so I think I just made something up on the spot. I remember later going to confession again and being so guilty about it that I confessed lying to the priest. As years went on, I began to actually think about a God that existed, and had plans for me. Sophomore year was the first time I started to have bible verses stick out to me, and I have some of them bookmarked in my bible. I love Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 31:25, and many more. I am going to be confirmed in October, and my patron saint is going to be Joan of Arc. I love how even though everyone thought she was lying, she kept fighting for what she knew was true. Like Proverbs 31:25, She really was clothed with dignity and strength of God, and kept fighting for him even with threats of harm coming her way.


Personally, I find it hard to think about what my vocation will be. I have a hard time making up my mind, so thinking about something that I would be doing for the rest of my life is hard for me to imagine. I would love to be married and have a family, but being single would help me to serve others the best I can. I would love to experience the communion of persons with a husband, and create a family that God will love and accept no matter what. I cannot imagine myself at this time being called to the religious or celibate life, but I would be open to the call. Whatever I am called to be, I will live out the life that God gives me with dignity and respect for him and all people.
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The pony and small child was me when I first started riding at about 8 years old. The pony was named Cookie and was the first horse I rode for a really long time, and really liked. I was the only one who liked riding her, and ended up riding her for several years. She taught me so much and I miss her so much. She was an old lady and slept whenever she could, but if I hadn't rode her so much, I probably would not still be riding. Love you Cookie and I hope pony heaven has great naps for you :)