Being a Catholic has always just been part of me. It seems as if lots of young Catholics manage to lose their faith somewhere along the way through peer pressure, or just through having busy lives and letting the faith part slip. Sometimes I feel a bit boring in my faith story: in fact I've always managed to stay close to God. I haven't had any big conversion moments. I've just plodded along next to the Lord and our relationship has grown as I've grown. It's definitely had an impact on who I am, walking through life with Christ hand in hand. I think it has definitely made it a lot easier and given every day a bit of extra joy, walking with him. It’s such a comfort knowing you have someone watching over you, and someone to ask for help when you need it. Maybe I should be happier that I've managed to beat the system and stick with God through the highs and lows of growing up, because after all, I think that makes us pretty close childhood friends.