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Hi I'm Morgan

I love living a healthy life & do all kinds of outdoor activities. I live a life of variety and love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a "multipotentialite," meaning I enjoy a lot of different things in life. Being raised in Utah, I have been able to enjoy everything from downhill skiing or snowboarding to water-skiing or even scuba diving (sometimes even in the same week), & just about everything in between! I love to stay active & be outdoors. Currently, I'm a student studying Exercise & Wellness with a minor in Nutrition. In addition to staying active, I also enjoy a lot of the fine arts & love singing oldies with my little sister from artists like the Andrew Sisters or Doris Day. Sometimes, I secretly wish I was born in the 40's because I love the old songs & shows, even styles, compared to the current trends. Traveling is a big thing for our family & I love experiencing new cultures; we've visited: England, Canada, Mexico, Iceland, Scotland, Israel, & almost all of the United States. My favorite place to visit is the Tetons in Wyoming. When I don't have much going on, I enjoy gardening or reading self-help, religious, or non-fiction books & occasionally I watch Star Trek for kicks & giggles. Two of my favorite books are "Les Miserables" & "Man Search for Meaning". I love learning new things & try hard to be a better person everyday. Lastly, but not least, I love to laugh. I enjoy punny humor & am a sucker for my dad's quirky but classic "dad-jokes". The best days are when my family gets together for dinner & has quick-witted banter that makes us all laugh until our sides hurt.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been LDS, but it wasn't until I got really sick that I figured out what it meant to be a Mormon. Growing up I was a very involved & overly-ambitious kid. I loved doing all sorts of activities, but really started stressing myself out as I took on more challenges than I could physically handle. Upon entering college, I continued to overload my schedule & that excessive stress caused a chemical imbalance that made it difficult for me to deal with any amount of stress. I had no energy to do any task, large or small. For about 2.5 years, I struggled with depression & anxiety as I worked with my doctor to re-balance my hormone levels. During that emotional upheaval, I came to the realization that a lot of my ambition came from the motivation to please others & that sparked a journey to really define who I was & who I wanted to be. In this "soul-searching" experience, I learned an invaluable lesson that God truly loves me for who I am, no matter what I have or haven't done, & that I am His daughter. My worth is divine, infinite, & eternal, & there is nothing I can do that can change that worth. I know that I will be able to live with our Heavenly Father again if I live the way that He has asked us to live. I know that we can become like Him as we follow the example of His son, Jesus Christ. He loves us more than we can comprehend & through properly utilizing the Atonement of Christ & with the Resurrection, we will be restored to living with our Heavenly Father again. This life is meant for us to prepare to meet God; having experienced joy, sorrow, trials, adversity, peace, etc, we can better learn how to become like Him in the life to come. :)

How I live my faith

I love spending time going to church & worshiping in the temple. I have held a variety of callings, most of which were spent organizing various activities such as service projects or activities for my church groups. This has given me a lot of experience in developing my leadership skills in addition to developing positive character traits like being more charitable or thoughtful of others. My favorite days are when I can spend time in the temple & be temporary separated from the busy hub-bub of life & the many distractions that accompany it. I love the quiet, peaceful times I can spend praying & pondering in my mind things like what would be the best course for me to take at various points in my life. As a young person with a lifetime of opportunities & important decisions ahead of me, the peace & clarity that comes to me while in the temple is invaluable to me. It helps me to know how I can be a better person & reminds me of the importance of being a child of God.