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Hi I'm Tyler

I am a clueless young professional in the rain soaked city of Seattle and I am in love with life! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Though I was born in California, I consider myself a Northwest native and take great pride in the beauty, culture and even the rain we are blessed with out here. I am a recent college grad with a degree in business and I currently work as a Digital Advertising Specialist for an online marketing company. I love marketing because it allows and at times even requires creative thinking and problem solving. As much as I enjoy work, I enjoy my friends and family even more. I love all things outdoors including hiking, camping, fishing and rock climbing. I have been playing soccer for as long as I can remember including four years for a local University and I am a diehard Manchester United fan! While soccer is my sport of choice I love anything active including running, swimming, basketball, volleyball, baseball and most recently ultimate frisbee! I have a passion for art of any kind and feel like we can never have enough of it in our communities. I have been drawing my whole life, more recently painting and photography is my next great challenge just around the corner. My life can get overwhelming and hectic at times but it is never dull. I am always up for something new and exciting and love to share in an adventure with someone new. As long as they are okay with the possibility of getting lost along the way!

Why I am a Mormon

The simple answer to this is because my parents were. But I soon found that only got me so far. I was always going through the motions and when college rolled around I came across a lot of academic ideas that challenged my worldview. I began to distance myself from the church and I immediately began to notice that I was missing out on so many blessings. I thought I could replace them with worldly things but I was beginning to feel more and more miserable. I graduated from college, got a decent job and started buying all the things I thought would make me happy but nothing worked. Finally one day I decided that I was missing something in my life and I set about finding out what it was. I began going back to church and reading the scriptures again and the joy I began to feel was overwhelming! I still had so many questions and so many doubts. I devoted a lot of time and effort to reading the scriptures and asking my Heavenly Father if these things were true and I eventually received my answer. It didn't come over night and was not a thunderous voice from the sky. It came little by little until one day, the burning in my heart was undeniable and as clear as any voice from the sky. While the Lord works differently in everyone, it was not an easy process for me. It required much study and prayer and surrounding myself with good people who were there to support me. Now that I have been going to church and reading the scriptures more often my life has been blessed beyond measure. I am a Mormon because I know that this is the true church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and because He truly blesses those who come unto Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church every Sunday and learning from the scriptures and other teachings. But I also live my faith every other day of the week. I am always attending activities with other members and having a good time. We are very active in our communities performing service and participating in community events. I help plan regional activities for young adults which has been a great experience. I have plenty of friends and coworkers who are not members and I love spending time with them just as much. While we may not share the same standards I have no problem living my faith and still maintaining my relationships with them. They understand and appreciate my decisions to abstain from certain activities and I take pride in my individuality and in the choices that define who I am.