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Hi I'm Marian

I love my family. I grew up around the world. I'm an aspiring author and a web content writer, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent BYU grad. Woo-hoo! My greatest enjoyment comes from the arts, especially writing, singing, and acting. I am very passionate about music, in particular, and can't go through a single day without jammin' out to my favorite tunes. I am the middle child of five (plus one much-beloved dog and a rabbit named Benedict Cumberbunny). I can't get enough of my family, especially since they've moved so close to where I work. We lived overseas for most of my life. When I was eight-years-old we moved to Sydney, Australia. After three incredible years there, our decade in Asia began. We lived in Singapore, Thailand (where I graduated from high school), and China. They moved back Australia a couple of years ago. Then, after 16 years abroad, they shocked us all by moving to Provo, Utah. I am blessed to have traveled to 30 countries throughout my life, and hope to continue traveling! I also hope that teleportation is invented soon, because I don't think I will ever get used to airplanes.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know from experience that my Heavenly Father knows what's best for me. He has brought so many of His children into my life whether it's been for my sake or theirs, and I have learned from them. I have avoided a lot of suffering by following His counsel, and have experienced inexpressible joy from the blessings He's given me. I am a Mormon because, experience upon experience, I have come to know that this is the true church. I have felt peace when I didn't think peace was possible, and have seen His hand in my life and in the lives of those around me. I know that my Savior lives and loves us, and through the Atonement, I have experienced healing and the strength to help others do the same.

How I live my faith

I loved, loved, LOVED moving around! Granted, the process can be a bittersweet one, but I've always managed to look forward to it. When the movers come to pack up our stuff, I just think, "If Heavenly Father is kind enough to put me where I've been, I can't wait to see where He's taking me now!" Amidst the excitement, I've had a lot of challenges, too—bipolar disorder, to name one. Despite the sometimes-unbearable misery my trials have brought me, I know that they've also increased my ability to feel compassion towards others. I have a testimony that our trials are personalized, that what may be easy for some may be difficult for others. I know that even when we feel completely alone, our Heavenly Father still loves us and wants us to feel that love.