I am fourteen and have just started at a Catholic high school where makeup is allowed in respectful amounts, and I put on a bit each morning. I generally put care into my appearance, though I do not think I put any large amount of time into it. I also like to dress in a certain style, use my iPad for writing, watching videos, reading, and drawing, and I am a dancer. In other words, I generally live a normal teenage life (of course I go to Mass twice a week and receive Communion both times, and have confession every Friday as well).
This sounds like the life of many Catholics far holier and better then I. But sometimes I don’t feel like I am doing enough—just me— as I would never think that I classmate who does what I do in faith to be inadequate, but for some reason my faith life seems inadequate.
Are these things I have mentioned, and others, such as wearing jewelry or making clothes to a certain style, writing stories on online forums, or other things that do not directly bring glory to the Lord a sin? I have heard of making things such as friends, school, or appearances idols and that is not what I mean, as my life does not revolve around any of these things. I only enjoy doing them and would not like to stop, but I would if God wanted me to.