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Hi I'm Talia

I like music and theatre, among other things. I grew up in Boston. One of my dreams is to be on Broadway. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California, when I was three my father's job took us to the East Coast (Massachusetts) and then when I was 17 to Arizona. I currently live in Idaho. Every place that I have lived holds a special place in my heart. I love to sing! I am a vocal performance major and I am loving every minute of it so far! I hope to be able to teach music privately or in a school. I haven't decided quite yet.

Why I am a Mormon

"Mormon" is the only religion I have ever been a part of. Growing up on the east coast, I was exposed to many other religions. The chaos of all of the different religions that Joseph Smith talks about is completely accurate, even today. I was one of five members of the church in my high school. Looking back, I am very grateful for the opportunity to bear my testimony every single day. I was able to find an accepting group of friends who were excited to learn about my religion and who completely accepted me. Not only did they accept me and my beliefs but they also respected me for them and they never tried to push me or pressure me. They made me feel good about my choices, so I never really had any doubt. I don't think I have had that moment where I had this big epiphany and I knew the gospel was true. I have always gone to church and done what I was told. I was baptized when I was eight, because thats what I was supposed to do and it just felt right. Even though I haven't had this big conversion, I have felt the spirit very strongly on many occasions. I know that my Heavenly Father lives and loves me and watches over me as sure as I know that the sun will rise and set each day. I know that Christ suffered for me in the garden of Gethsemane and that he died on the cross for me. I know that Joseph Smith walked into that grove in Palmyra, NY on that spring morning and he saw God and His son Jesus Christ. I just know; I always have and I always will.

How I live my faith

When I first started college, one of the things I learned at church was that I would be marked as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints forever. I had never really thought about that. I thought of that responsibility that I had and what it actually meant. I realized that I would always have to set a good example if people were looking at me as a member of the LDS church. I have tried really hard to be an example to everyone around me. I realized that I could never compromise my beliefs and that I couldn't devote any less than 100 percent to living my faith. I try every day to give one hundred percent to my faith by praying and reading my scriptures. By going to church every Sunday and doing the things that are expected of me like working hard in school, being kind to others, reaching out to those in need, etc. I know I am not perfect, but If I keep living my life with Christ at the center I know I will get there someday.