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I'm a BYU graduate in Public Relations. I work full time in marketing and PR. I'm married to the love of my life. I love snowboarding, playing basketball, hiking, biking, long boarding, camping, swimming, baking and challenging myself in all aspects of my life.
I grew up in an LDS home and left the church for a few years. Those were some of the worst years of my life. I remember thinking everyday that something was missing, and I knew exactly what it was. It was the gospel and the companionship of the Holy Ghost. I returned to the church, served a mission and married the most amazing guy I've ever met. There is nothing out there in the world that is better than the gospel of Jesus Christ.
After I graduated with my bachelor's in public relations I had no idea what to do with my life. Graduate school, full time career, start a family? I took a wonderful full time job offer that really put me in a great place financially and it improved my skill set. In December 2012 I decided to pray and ask if graduate school was the right path for me to pursue. I'd study out my options, weigh the pros and cons and then ask Heavenly Father for his guidance. I prayed about graduate school everyday for six months before receiving my answer. One day I woke up and as I was getting ready for work I got the overwhelming feeling that I needed to teach at a university. It was strange because this thought had never occurred to me before. I prayed to know that what I was feeling was in fact from Heavenly Father, and it was. I called my husband and told him what was going on. He encouraged me to call Virginia Commonwealth University (where he was attending medical school) to talk about the master programs with someone. I called VCU that day and found out there was an opening in the master's program for strategic public relations. Three recommendation letters, two weeks and one GRE later I had applied for the program. I later found out that I was accepted into the master program! I had prayed about graduate school for months before I received an answer. I often wonder if the Lord has given me the answer sooner, but I wasn't paying attention. I know Heavenly Father answers our prayers. Sometimes we have to work for our answers, but he will never leave us without an answer.
I served a mission in Londrina, Brazil. I try to live my faith by being an example to others. I generally won't come out and say, "hey I'm LDS!" I want others to ask me about my faith by the way that I live.