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Hi I'm Melody

I grew up in Nashville, TN. I am a figure skater, an aspiring actress, I love animals, and I have severe scoliosis. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a junior in college studying geography. I love music and learning the ukulele. I am enraptured by the magic of filmmaking, and acting is how I plan to be part of that special industry. I love the South (southern accents especially) and country music. For about 10 years I've struggled with scoliosis and gone through many programs to correct the curve in my spine without surgery. Despite the seriousness of my condition, I function exceptionally well and I live a normal life. My faith has allowed me to view this trial in a positive light, so I consider myself blessed and when times are tough, I strive to learn and grow from it. I enjoy learning about my Polish heritage, and learning the language is a blast! Traveling is close to my heart and I've seen much of the US thanks to trips for figure skating competitions, band, and special chiropractors far from home. I went to Germany and Austria as a teenager and look forward to seeing much more of the world in my lifetime. I love my family. I'm inspired by many people, places, and things. Life is a grand adventure!

Why I am a Mormon

My mom chose to join the Church when she was 18. My dad is not LDS, but growing up my brothers and I went to church with my mom. Around the time I started middle school I considered why I went to church. It could have easily been because my mom said it was true, but I came to realize that I had my own testimony of the gospel's goodness and truth. Growing up, especially through my teenage years, I clung to the church. I was strengthened by all the good examples around me as I learned from the scriptures and came to understand God's commandments for us as His children. As time went on, I grew closer to the Savior. I relied strongly on my relationship with my Heavenly Father. His love for me as his daughter, manifested in a variety of ways, has pulled me through countless hardships. Growing up in the bible belt, I was aware that there were many others who followed Jesus Christ who were not Mormon. I had a lot of opportunities to share with my friends and others what Mormons believe. These experiences always prompted me to solidify my own beliefs, especially regarding the restoration of the gospel. As a result of many experiences and a number of prayers, I do have a testimony of the restoration. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and we have a living prophet today named Thomas S. Monson. The Book of Mormon is true scripture a marvelous account of people in the Americas who were also visited by the Savior. I have faith in the power of the priesthood and modern-day revelation. Because I know that these things and so many more are true and real, I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's church on the earth! My testimony is what brings me joy, comfort, and enthusiasm in life.

How I live my faith

I pray, read my scriptures, go to church, attend the temple, study the words of modern-day apostles and prophets, and serve. I try to make good choices and follow the example of Jesus Christ. Basically I strive to practice what I preach and be a genuine person. I work to magnify my callings and be an active member of my ward. My goals include loving others and being a good friend. When I do things in my community with others who do not share my beliefs or standards, I try to be a good example without pushing my ideas on anyone in judgement. I just live my life, make friends, learn, work hard, and act based on what I know to be right. I stand by my convictions. With a positive and friendly attitude, I aim to live with no regrets. My faith IS my life because it encompasses everything.