Please bear with me…I am going through a very confusing/rough time and am trying to get everything figured out. I finished my first year of college and enjoyed it a lot. I made sure to remember the main reason I was there (to learn and study), went to Mass every Sunday (and enjoyed it A LOT…I must admit I can relate to the campus minister much more than my priests at home) but ocassionally went out and partied with some friends on the weekends.
Now, as my next year of school appraoches…I have had some mixed thoughts about what to do. Should I refrain from partying altogether? I would ocassionally drink and partake in grinding/dancing. I have thought a lot about sexuality this summer and my take on it (especially since the vast majority of my friends are no longer virgins and I always hear about how experienced they are…blah blah) and realize that I don’t feel comfortable dancing that way. I never really did feel comfortable, even after a few drinks, but I just did it to fit in.
I guess I just feel confused. went through the whole year thinking that I was still doing a “good job”…not having sex/doing drugs, still going to Church…thinking that partying was ok. I understand that “times are changing” and our society is more and more focused on pleasure/sex…but is it really good enough to just be better/more moral than your peers? Or should I stop partying and drinking altogether? Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who sees something wrong with the whole thing
If anyone has any advice…or if you can relate, please let me know. I don’t even know how I would go about telling my friends that I don’t want to go out and party with them anymore.
Please pray for me! Any advice would be appreciated