Hi I'm Hillary Millecam
I work at a creative marketing agency and completed a degree in Public Relations. I write so I can eat and I eat so I can write. I am an introvert who loves people. I am a thrift-store ninja, half of my closet is second-hand. I love eating straight curry and I believe everything is better with chopsticks. Dark chocolate is my kryptonite. I am a violinist, pianist, guitarist, and organist who feels deeply passionate for music. I participate in musical and orchestral productions in my free-time. I love to discover new things in this beautiful world God created through travel. Whether that's trying a new running route, discovering a new hiking route and cliff-jumping, or globetrotting across Europe and Asia in 22 days, wholesome adventure helps me gain a deeper understanding of God's love for the world and my personal divinity. As someone who strives to remain a life-long learner, I seek out new things to study, new projects to expand my talents, or new experiences to share with others. I believe creating new memories with loved ones, creatively serving and giving yourself to others, and making life what you want it be creates the zest for life. The saying, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone," continues to resonate with my curious and creative soul.
Why I am a Mormon
Growing up in the church as a descendant of pioneers on my dad's side, and converts who left their clergy to have the Gospel on my mother's side, my parents' backgrounds and upbringing served as a strong foundation for my testimony to the Gospel that comes from this church. I consider this a blessing every single day of my life as it created my foundation belief in the Atonement, in the Book of Mormon, and in modern-day revelation. As an adult, I stay in this church because it brings me long-term peace, joy, comfort, and purpose. It reassures that all the work, the suffering, the difficulties we overcome, and pain we humans endure will all be for our good in the end. And there's no other place that has a sweeter gospel truth that could ever possibly replace eternal marriage and families. As I continue through life experiences that would make people question God's presence and personal relationship in their lives, I found that when I put my faith in him and follow the commandments from his gospel that I recognize His hand in all things both great and small. I am happy and hopeful as I focus on building a relationship with God.
How I live my faith
I am somebody who follows the Mormon saying, "Be IN the world, but not OF the world." I am actively involved with media, social media, current events, business, art, music and design. I have an insatiable desire to live a life brimming in creativity and purpose. I believe the root of purpose comes through God's plan of happiness. The public relations and creative marketing industry is very fast-paced, exciting and often stressful. I turn to the essentials of the Gospel to keep me grounded in the chaos around me: reading the Book of Mormon, conversing with God through prayer, serving my fellow men, attending sacrament meeting on Sundays and participating in church activities and callings. I find as I make my relationship with the gospel a priority, I perform better at work, I can think more clearly, I feel peace and joy, and I always feel like I have purpose and worth. I use my gift of music to share the gospel with God's children. I picked up violin and piano at age 8 and I have never stopped. I believe that God has given me this gift to touch people with the power of good, wholesome, quality music and help them experience the Savior in their lives.