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Hi I'm Emily

I'm from Texas. I'm a college graduate. I love road trips, reading, pajama pants, and clean gas stations. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent college graduate with relatively slim employment opportunities, so I simply work when I can at my minimum wage job and dream of better days for my future. I hope to secure a position with the agency I keep applying to within the next couple of months. Surely they have something they could let me do...surely. My boyfriend and I are enjoying the most fantastic dating experience of all time. I'm pretty sure we are the cutest couple ever. He loves to be funny and I love to laugh. We're pretty much perfect. I love to run (though I'm exceedingly slow). I have "run" several half-marathons and am thinking of running more. My tummy requires that I follow a pretty restrictive diet, so I don't eat anything with gluten in it (most of the time...). Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, spelt, and other grains. Basically, I eat a lot of rice. I hate the dark, spit, the sound of people blowing their nose, and any eggs that I cook. I love laughing, playing, eating marshmallows, awkward situations, and watching full length films on Youtube.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born into the church made it really easy to follow the LDS lifestyle. I was taught "how to be" my entire life. Fortunately, I never had to really struggle with my testimony. There is no miraculous conversion story for me, just simple faith I learned as a child. My parents taught me correct principles, and assuming they would never lead me astray I simply accepted everything as it came. Growing older and experiencing more of life has provided me opportunities to test and accept much of what I was taught at such a young age. I know that Heavenly Father loves me, which means I have no reason to assume He would ever lie to me or let me down. So, just as I accepted my parents' testimonies, I can accept His words as well. I am a Mormon because I have gained a thousand tiny testimonies that make it impossible to change my mind.

How I live my faith

I am the co-chair for our stake's YSA organization. We represent the Young Single Adults of our stake and try to organize activities in conjunction with our neighboring stake's YSA program. It is important for our age group (18-30) to have a place where they can find peers and participate in church-sponsored activities that foster friendship, growth, caring, leadership, and service. There are so many changes in schooling, friendships, careers, etc during this time, and the YSA organization is one of stability and honest fun!