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Hi I'm Alicia.

I'm a musician, writer, daughter, friend, and now a missionary. I love Doctor Who, The Beatles, and Jane Austen. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music is, quite literally, my life. I have an admiration of and passion for music and all forms of artistic ventures made by wonderful, individually beautiful, mystifying, and unique people. I play the bassoon, piano, clarinet (sort of), I sing, and I am a part time percussionist. I love to play and listen to all types of music with only a few exceptions. I love finding new, unique, and fantastic sounds and songs and stumbling over those splendid slices of the creative genius that beautifully consume and are created by the human race. Music is my life and I hope with great fervor that it remains that way. It is my dream to become a film score composer, a teacher, a wife and mother, and to own a book store.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that already attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was raised on its teachings and brought up with a firm grounding in the principles of the gospel. But it wasn't until I learned more and grew to know if its truth on my own that I felt like I was really a part of something wonderful. I can so clearly see the logic and the truth of the gospel in every aspect of my life. It makes so much sense. It's what drives me towards where and who I want to be. It helps me be happy and fills me with insurmountable joy. And isn't that what everyone is looking for, anyway, in theory? Happiness? I've found it. It's how I live my life and how I answer questions, big or small. It is who I am and it gives me patterns to follow that will make me better, happier. I can't imagine my life without the church. I am so blessed to have these resources, these truths, these marvels, at my fingertips.

How I live my faith

Church, for me, isn't just a place I go on Sunday. It is how I live my life and it influences everything I do. I make decisions based on prayer, careful thought, and deep consideration. I interact with others in ways that I have been taught, based on the gospel. I live each day with the center of my life: Jesus Christ and His gospel. In my congregation, as a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho, I serve as a a counselor to the Relief Society President. The Relief Society is the organization within the church for the women. Within that organization, or "society", we are able and encouraged to find ways to reach out to others, do service, teach one another, and grow together as we all try to navigate life as humans, students, and most importantly, children of God. In the very near future I will serve an 18 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Utah St. George mission. I am so excited about the opportunity to learn, grow, and serve as I develop my faith even further. The decision to serve a mission and the process by which I was given my assignment was not easy. But it was all worth it, even now, and I know it will be ten times as worth it after I have returned. My life is already improving, and I haven't embarked.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Read the Book of Mormon. Look for answers in the words and in the stories. And pray about it. Be open to the feeling(s) that you are getting while reading or pondering the gospel, and go with your gut. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Refraining from addictive substances like these allows a person to be free from not only addiction, but the side affects of using, drinking, or eating these things. Without the driving need to drink something or eat something filling your mind, you can think of other things, often more worthwhile that will ultimately make you more happy. Of course, it is not strictly prohibited for these things to be eaten. It is a matter of an individual's choice. Show more Show less