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Hi I'm Tristan!

I'm a fan of exploring the human mind through dreams and art, I just got home from a mission in Sacramento, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like I mentioned at the top, I enjoy exploring my mind through dreams. I spent some time learning to control my dreams, which is amazing; you can go anywhere and be anything you want to be. Like anything else good, it takes effort, practice, and a lot of focus and desire, but the result is beautiful. But those dreams end, and ultimately, it's what we do with our waking life that really counts. That's the only time we can make a difference to someone else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized LDS when I was 11, but still in my teenage years I spent a lot of time searching for "the truth." I made a lot of mistakes in my high school years, most of which were because I was trying to find an "easy way" to being happy, or to understanding the world. I eventually realized that all the "easy ways" would go away just as easily as they came, and that the more effort you put into being happy, the more you get out of it. The more I thought about it and looked at the world, the more it made sense that there was something very special about the human race. No matter what perspective I looked at it from, it seemed that the entire purpose of this life was somehow focused around mankind. We had something special, something unique, that other creatures didn't have; and that something special was an enormous blessing and an enormous curse. The more I prayed, the more I realized that there was some greater being out there, and that he did care about me personally. He knew how to communicate with me better than anyone. I started asking him questions about my relationship to Him, and I got the answers!! The more I asked, the more I was taught about Jesus Christ, that He truly died for me. I learned why mankind was so unique. We are truly God's children, and we have the potential to be perfected like Jesus Christ!!

How I live my faith

Well, I just got home from a mission in Sacramento, California, which was the greatest experience of my life by far. I learned more in the past 2 years and accomplished more than I did in 19 years before that. I learned that nothing is ever really worthwhile unless it's difficult. I learned to love and to serve people. It's weird to be home, to not have the same opportunities to serve and help people that I did as a missionary. I keep my eye out for opportunities now, because life kinda feels empty without them.