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Hi I'm Rebecca

I am an amateur writer who enjoys writing short stories. I hope to be a published author someday. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, living there for nineteen years before relocating to Colorado. I graduated from high school there and attended a few semesters at CCSN before coming to Colorado where I presently attend FRCC. I am slowly working my way towards an English Education degree and I hope to teach high school literature in the future. I have been passionate about writing for as long as I can remember. I write mostly short stories, but I have a couple that I hope to get published someday. I write a mix of original and fanfiction pieces and through the variety of categories I've traversed, I've discovered I like writing crime drama the most. I also love reading and my favorite book of all time is Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton. In addition, I love reading fantasy and mystery novels. I am also a huge movie buff. While I don't pretend to know everything about every movie ever made, I do enjoy watching them and collecting them and I'm always eager to check out new movies. My favorite genres are action/adventure, sci-fi/fantasy, and horror/thriller. I'm not a very athletic person, but I do enjoy playing friendly games of just about any sport. I usually start to lose interest when the playing becomes too competitive. My favorite sport to play is volleyball. I like to go for walks and hikes, though I'm not a very avid hiker. I hope to work my way up to more difficult hikes, especially since I live close enough to some great trails.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS Church, so I have no great conversion story to share. That's not to say that I haven't had my share of trials and tribulations in my life. Shortly after relocating from one state to another, I hit a rough patch in life and temporarily lost my way. While I never completely became inactive within the Church, it became harder and harder to feel the Spirit, due to the choices I was making. It took a couple of years, but I finally found my way back through the earnest dedication of friends and leaders within my ward. I feel like my place within the Church has more meaning to me now than it had before because of how close I came to losing it all, though I would not recommend the wayward road to others, as the path was strewn with pain and remorse. If I could bear testimony of just one thing within the Church, among the many that I could choose from, I would bear testimony of the Atonement. Through the hardships of recent years that I alluded to above, the Atonement has special meaning to me, because it constantly reminds me that there is hope for me and for all who lose their way. I realized I didn't have to live with the remorse and guilt I felt from that dark period of life. Once I fully understood what the Atonement was able to do for me, I felt happy and unburdened and that's a feeling I wouldn't trade for the world.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest bits of satisfaction I have in life is serving in my ward. I presently hold a counselor calling over the women in my ward, and I love working with them. As a member of a young single adult ward, the women I interact with are close to my age, so it makes it really easy for all of us to relate to one another in finding friends who share similar interests and hobbies. I really admire the young women I have the opportunity of getting to know better and better as the weeks go by. They are truly remarkable individuals. One of my other roles within the ward is that of a visiting teacher. It's a fellowshipping opportunity for active members of the ward to get to know other members of the ward on a more individual basis. I am by no means the best person at this calling, but I am constantly trying to improve myself. As a person who has always been shy, this opportunity has afforded me an excellent motivation to step out of my comfort zone and befriend girls I might not have the chance to know otherwise. This is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done in my life. The person I now consider to be one of my very best friends I originally met thru visiting teaching. Before I got to know her, I had no idea how similar we really were and now I confide in her more so than I do with any other person I know.