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Hi I'm Tawny

I'm a student. I'm very social. I'm fearless. I'm a runner. I'm a sister of 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

To say the least, I'm a very busy person. I try to get involved in as many things as I can, trying to live a full and happy life. I'm still in High School, where run Cross Country, and this year I'm hoping to make the soccer team. In my family, there are my parents and their 7 children. I'm the 3rd! I start every morning with seminary, and walk straight from there to school. I have all honors classes and feel like everyday is an achomplishment to get through! Once done with school I have practice and sometimes youth group, family time, dinner time, homework time, and finally, bed time! When I get free time I love to spend it with my friends and to go places. Whether its just to the park or out hiking or on a big shopping spree or whatever, I'll do it! When its time on my own I like reading or doing crafty stuff. Jewlery making or sculpting or designing something or another, all of it is fun! I love being with people, building new relationships, and just being happy! I'm always striving to be better for myself and for the people around me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born Mormon. My grandparents on my mom's side were converts, but my dad's side goes all the way back to the Pioneers crossing the plains. My beliefs are all something I was introduced to from the start. But just because it's something I was born into, I don't believe thats why I am still a Mormon. I see my personality as being one that is naturally rebellious and if I didn't think that this church is what I wanted, I wouldn't be one to stick around just to make my family happy. But it is what I want. Through my beliefs, I have learned how to be truly happy. And not a happy that just lasts for a little while after something fun happens, and not just a happy where you're content. A happy that shows to me a true hope. I have learned that I have a Father in Heaven and that he truly loves me. I know he loves me for who I am and I know that because of this, I have chance after chance to live in such a way that I can live with Him again. I'm a Mormon because it gives me security in my life. It's something that I know will never change, as my crazy life is always changing. It gives me the strength to get through the tough things that I face in my life, because there are plenty. It's not easy, but everytime I feel the happiness I do, I know its worth it. And I know it will become even more worth it when I can live with God again and feel the eternal happiness that he brings.

How I live my faith

Like I mentioned in About Me, every morning I go to my Early Morning Seminary. I spend 45 minutes learning as much as I can about the teachings in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I go to youth group every week for a hour and a half where I spend time with people my age. And then, of course, church on sundays. I'm the president of the girls 14-16 who go to church with me, and with that comes a lot of responsibilty. I get to plan activities for the girls and take the opportunity to be a leader within my church. But how I live my faith is more than just the things I participate in. Going to High School, there are so many thing contrary to what I believe all around me. I have been taught to set my standards to where my church has set them, and through this things will work out the best. But my standards are completly opposite to most of the teenagers who go to my school. I live my faith by being different, by being peculiar. I'm not afraid to tell people what I believe and why I believe it. I tell them why I wont have a boyfriend and why I dress contrary to the popular style. I live my faith by being an example of what I believe and what I love. I make sacrifices, but all of them return me more benifits in return.