Amanda first began this project in 2012 in response to severe feelings of sadness experienced during specific moments in parenting and Catholicism. Amanda questioned her faith in God wondering how being a practicing Catholic “good girl” and playing by the rules could yield moments of torment and unfair situations. It is in these doubts that Amanda felt the freest and eventually, the strongest.
In 2012, Amanda gave her memoir a title of “A Slice of Faith” and began publishing blog posts about her experiences in real-time as a scary, yet thrilling experiment that showcased her vulnerabilities in the midst of true things going on. Writing about problems became too depressing because new things kept cropping up and things were not easier. Amanda decided to shelve this project indefinitely and delete all traces of her efforts from the Internet.
In March 2020, the pandemic hit. With so much extra time now suddenly available to Amanda, she began to do deep cleaning around the house and found many of her handwritten notes from “A Slice of Faith.” Having forgotten about her moments of trial, Amanda picked up the project with renewed interest and decided to bravely put herself out there once again with hopes to inspire others.
Now with full emotional detachment from the life problems that once consumed her, Amanda is able to clearly recall and write about her memories in a compelling way.