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Hi I'm Camari Noel

I am a beauty appreciating, sports connoisseur who believes in laughter and taking spontaneous drives to nowhere and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently uncovered a long lost love affair with interior design and started a modest fashion design journal. After discovering some of my parents old vinyl records and getting a record player Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, James Taylor, and I have become basically best friends. After months of beating my head against a wall at what to study in college, I finally let go of my previous dream of coaching and being a physical therapist and declared myself as an Art History major with a Communications minor. One chemistry class, one calculus was all it took to redirect me away from the medical field :) . How liberating (and a bit frightening) to let a high school dream slip away and to let another one, better suited for me, take its place! Through all of this self discovery there are parts of me that will never change. I love feeding my tom boy side with a good dose of ESPN, March Madness brackets, College Football Saturday, World Cup discussions, and good old fashioned backyard sporting tournaments. My brothers can be held responsible for that :). Even with all the teasing that they put me through, I am unbelievably blessed to be able to call my family my best friends and my best friends my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know, love, and believe that my savior and redeemer is Jesus Christ. It is through Him that my countless sins and flaws can be made whole. I also know that Christ's atonement does not only blot out sin but enables me to grow, progress, and become ten times more than I ever imagined. My testimony has been a gradual process which began as a child, being raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and learning the gospel from an early age. It heightened as a teenager, wanting to know if what I was being taught was really true. But it wasn't until my faith was truly tested by sin that I became fully converted. As my testimony grew as a teenager, I began to struggle with a few forms of sin which initial seemed harmless but was ruining the growth of my new testimony. It took until almost five years later that I was finally able to allow my Savior help me overcome my sins and allow the Holy Ghost to truly live fully in my heart. For years I had insisted that I didn't need Christ's assistance to overcome sin and that I could fix my problems on my own. I believed in Christ, but I was forgetting to allow Him to help change me. After beating myself up for years and living in frustration I finally reached a turning point; the desire that had initially led me to be believe in Christ returned. All I desired was freedom from sin. And it was ultimately this sacred experience of repentance that fully allowed me to be converted to Christ's gospel on this earth and have the spirit testify of its truthfulness. Through my constant battle I have learned many things, but none as important or surprising as this: I am nothing without my Savior and I can't do it alone. And yet He loved me so much that He died for me. He is my strength, my happiness, and my hope. I experience the happiness in what I do everyday because of Him and through Him.

How I live my faith

Living my faith daily is a constant process of "Its a new day!", "Hmm I definitely could have done that better...", "Yes I totally rocked that one!" and "Man I have got a lot to work on". That is the beauty of living the gospel of Jesus Christ though; I can pick myself up and begin again, again, and again! I try to study the Book of Mormon everyday because it helps protect me from temptation, I pray and talk to my Heavenly Father daily because it helps focus my day, giving me a more heightened ability to see and do what is the most important, and going to church weekly and partaking of the sacrament is the most rejuvenating part of my week; being able to refocus and begin the week with a fresh start. The various callings I have had have also helped me grow and progress in ways I never thought possible. Teaching other women in my congregation and holding leadership positions have helped me grow and see what Heavenly Father has in store for me. Asking myself "What would Jesus Christ do?" everyday also helps me live my faith; then I can do my best to act as His hands and become more like Him. Am I perfect? Heck no! Is it always easy? Definitely not! But is it worth it? A million times yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes!