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Hi I'm Katie

I live in Seattle. I work at Microsoft, I love music, sewing, and the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love all the green and trees I'm constantly surrounded by. I studied Horticulture Science when I was in college, but have worked in various Microsoft projects dealing with Business Intelligence over the past 6 years. I love to read - mostly 19th century British literature, but I'm also a fan of Harry Potter. I have played the piano for over 20 years and continue to enjoy it. I love to sew, especially quilts. I enjoy being outdoors - hiking, biking, swimming, jogging, and gardening. I'm married to a wonderful husband and we have no children yet. Our faith is what unites us the most.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been raised a member of the LDS church. I never really questioned my beliefs about religion - it was just something that I'd always had in my life and I accepted and lived. When I was 17, I left home for college, where I continued to live my religion on my own. Over time I realized that this wasn't just something I did because I didn't know anything different, but because I really did believe it. I realized that all those years of reading from scriptures, praying, going to church, and countless other things had developed my faith, like filling a bucket drop by drop. I know now that I'm a Mormon not because my parents "told me" to be, but because I know that by living God's commandments and following His plan of happiness, I have found the greatest joy in my life, and will find it in the life to come.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon isn't just about going to church every Sunday - it's about living my religion every day in the small and simple things. I read scriptures daily; I pray often; I seek to be kind and do what's right; I try to be patient with myself and others, withholding judgment and criticism. Ultimately, it's about striving to do what God wants me to do - in all things - so I can become more like Him and return to Him someday.