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Hi I'm Erin

I'm open-minded, educated, introspective, and am interested in learning all things that are good and true, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have never been good at easily identifying who I am because I am so many things. I'm driven by security, but seek adventure. I crave knowledge, but have no desire to throw that energy into just one area of interest. I'm fascinated in other peoples hobbies, but have none of my own. I love to travel to places that are unusual and meet people who have beliefs far different than my own. I smile when I discover people who are striving to find truth because that means they are in motion. I greatly enjoy associating with those who are profound and wise, but find joy in those who simply do what they believe and what they feel is right without having to intellectualize it. I believe that all people are unique, but have no patience for people who claim they can't change for the better because this is 'just the way they are.' I am single, never married, but don't want that to be what identifies me, nor for that to be the 'period' at the end of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

The quick answer is that I was born into a long line of Mormons, but that family history is full of stories of great faith and sacrifice, and potholes of weakness and human frailties. Both of those family histories have directed my own journey to where I came to my own understanding of what is right, what is logical, and what is truth. Purely, I am a Mormon because it is what I believe to be true. Anyone who thinks that I have come to the understanding of this truthfulness without it being a personal journey, or was imposed upon me by some charismatic leader or patriarchal oppressor doesn't know me, my family, or the Gospel, and I will defend, without filter, the fundamental right that I exercised my God-given Agency. I am a Mormon because it is true, and I know that of myself.

How I live my faith

Even though I am surrounded by wonderful people not of my faith, I choose to live my personal life within the bounds of my religious experience. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so integrated into how I live my life and what I choose to do that I feel sorry for those who aren't involved in a productive relgious organization that gives them purpose and opportunities to serve. I have worked with children and adults in leadership and teaching positions for most of my life in the Church. It gives me experience and knowledge that I wouldn't have gained from any other experience, and has made me a more valuable employee and friend.