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Hi I'm Jocelyn

I am an artist. I am a spaz. I love advertising. I am easily seduced by dancing. I am a hippie vegetarian, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent most of my life growing up in the Seattle area. I am interested in theatre, art, dancing, and anything creative and crazy. I'm very open-minded, having lived in a liberal area of the country for so long. I am the only vegetarian in my family, and although they may think I'm a bit crazy, they are all very accepting of my lifestyle. I never really wanted to go to BYU. The idea of going to a church school freaked me out, and I thought I would go crazy living with such a large number of Mormons all in such a small area. I begrudgingly agreed to go to BYU on the sole notion that it was extremely inexpensive compared to every other school. I had originally intended to study graphic design. Shortly after arriving at BYU, however, I had an epiphany: I needed to study advertising. After that moment, I was glad I had been placed in the circumstanced I had, and attended BYU rather than a local art school. As my attitude improved, so did my social experiences. I grew to love the folks at BYU and I appreciate everything I have learned from my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. As a young child, I never questioned the truthfulness of the gospel. I was baffled by the fact that some of my neighbors didn't go to church. As I approached my teenage years, however, I began to hit a slightly rebellious streak - as most teenagers do. I still went through the motions, but my heart wasn't really in my religion. My life sank a little, and I didn't know why I was so unhappy. When I grew a bit older and began attending church camps, I genuinely enjoyed myself and I eventually developed a mindset of, "Why not be religious? There is nothing to lose in this life if I'm wrong, and everything to gain in the next if I'm right." This pulled me into a much more cheerful state and I was able to continue increasing my faith in Christ. I have seen firsthand the changes in my life when I am faithful in keeping the commandments and when I am not. I know that God and Jesus Christ care for me and know my needs, and I know that when I put myself aside and serve others, that is when I am the most taken care of.

How I live my faith

I feel that service is one of the most important ways to live a faithful life. By serving others, I am serving Christ. In the past, I have been the president of a group of my peers. I planned weekly activities for many girls my own age and I made sure that they were all happy and taken care of. I have also been a committee member planning and directing the activities for hundreds of youth throughout my home area. I have directed a church choir, even though I am not musically inclined at all. It worked out somehow. I am currently serving as a publicist for all the church activities planned in my neighborhood. I create advertisements and fliers so that everybody knows what's going on; from fun activities like pudding fights, to organized trips to visit the temple. By having served the people in my church in so many different ways, I have come to love them so much more than I ever could without having helped brighten their lives a little bit.