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Hi I'm Krista

I'm Alaskan. I'm into yoga and good light-filled vibes and soul-deep conversations. I collect secrets in a bag like Santa Claus.

About Me

I grew up in a place surrounded by crowns of massive mountains, where the snow stays around longer than an expired houseguest, and the sun paints the night during summer. When I was a child, I was convinced I was a fairy princess. Then I grew into a teenager and kept hoping magic would turn me into one. I grew up a little more and gave up that dream. I am a college student, in my mid-20s. I dream vast dreams (a little less magic-influenced, now). I am on the pathway to changing the world. Maybe I'll be a teacher, a therapist, a counselor, or a flight attendant. I'll see where the magic and hard work leads. I invite as many friends in as I possibly can hold in my hands. Then I gather their secrets up and take them with me wherever I go. I have the deepest passion for understanding and studying and caring for people. I write lists of what to do each day and who to see and what must be done. I write lists of my favorite qualities (my honesty, openness, genuineness, and compassion are on the top of that list). I draw and paint and create and it makes me happy. I love to talk about the beauty of art. I love to study the way people interact in social situations. I have become a self-appointed dating coach. I like to challenge myself to improve. I practice yoga. I run to vent out my frustrations. I take social risks consistently. I look for the deeper meaning in almost everything (maybe too often).

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a pretty traditional large Mormon family and grew up with the lifestyle of church-going and God-believing. As a kid, I was pretty frustrated about all this business with Jesus Christ when I didn't think he should get such a spot light because all the other prophets were pretty good, too. I didn't start out with a belief in Christ, like most do. Through the years, I started a search to discover why Christ was a central figure in our religion. I started with the New Testament and, as the years went on, I started to gain an understanding of His role as Savior and Redeemer. It's hard to express how much frustration and work and dawning realization went into discovering that truth. One of the most beautiful aspects of my faith is placed in the concept of forgiveness, healing, breathing, cleansing, and power available through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I find it relieving and hopeful, wondering and lovely, that a man so full of love and light has given me access to what I alone cannot do fully. I believe that a spark of divine light swirls in our souls. I hope that the concept of eternity is real. It speaks a settling peace to my heart. I believe in a Heavenly Father who is loving in His care for us. I believe He loves each of us, exactly as we are. His parental relationship with us allows us to comprehend that love. His Son's sacrifice enables us to access that same love. I believe that He blesses individuals with connections to Him, through prayer, scriptures, personal revelation, temple worship, nature, life challenges, and guidance through spiritual leaders.

How I live my faith

I take time to create meaningful connections with individuals. I look for spiritual beauty in scripture and conversations and stories and trees and the sky and mountains and the ocean and emotions. I am honest and open. I try to always be genuine in the way I act, telling people when I like them, giving the hard answers to scared questions, and saying things the way I see them. I push myself to understand how people feel as I listen to them--where they're coming from, how their background has shaped their perceptions, what their mind processes are, what they hope for, why the do what they do... Understanding is necessary. I will listen intently to anyone who needs to talk. I am a loyal friend.