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Hi I'm Christy

I grew up in Alabama. I beat depression. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent college graduate and I love sports. I'm a regular girl. I was super shy growing up and I am so glad I am not that way anymore. Not that it is a bad thing, but it was hard on me to always wonder and worry about what other people were thinking. The truth is, it didn't ever matter. My journey to overcoming shyness started when I graduated from high school. I moved 2,000 miles across the country to go to college. A year and a half later, I took a trip to Europe with one of my college roommates. I saw Spain, Switzerland, Italy, London and Paris! I returned home and 10 days later I took off for Israel. I spent seven weeks traveling Egypt, Israel and Jordan. After returning home, I visited a friend in Alaska. That was an amazing 4 months of traveling. For one who had never left the United States, I learned that new cultures was something I loved to learn about. A year later I took a trip to Panama and few months after that I set off to live in Peru for 18 months. I love to learn about others. And I love to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love my Savior. And as a Mormon I have had many opportunities to learn how to better love and serve Him. I've been faced with times in my life when I felt that ONLY HE could understand what I was going through. I've battled OCD and Depression and have felt things I'd never wish on anyone. I've felt despair. I've felt alone. I've felt fear. I've felt there was no way out of my misery and sadness. But the scriptures teach me that those who believe in Christ might with surety hope for a better world. When I was there, when I was depressed, I felt trapped and I was convinced I would always feel that way. But as I studied and prayed and trusted in the words of the scriptures, I learned and became convinced that God is good. He is kind. And He sent His Son to suffer all things, that I may have the hope of a better world, I world or life without depression. And with that faith and hope, I am rooted in my conviction to keep God's commandments no matter how difficult and no matter how uncomfortable it may be. And He has promised me happiness, protection and peace. And He always keeps His promises.

How I live my faith

I am currently volunteering as a leader in my church over the women's group. Ages vary from 18-30 years old. I'm responsible for their wellbeing. I get to visit them and make sure they are being taken care of spiritually, temporally, emotionally and socially. We support and uplift each other. I am in charge of making sure someone has prepared a lesson for our class on Sunday. I make sure that everyone is visited at least once a month by someone else in the group. And I love what I do! It takes time, that is certain. But isn't that what the Savior would do if He were here with us?