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Hi I'm Holly.

I'm a nurse, I'm a convert, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an ice cream addict who loves to laugh and travel. I might also be a Disney addict, but that depends on who you ask. I grew up in Montana, a piece of heaven on earth, and moved to Seattle to live in another piece of heaven on earth. I love to travel and hike, taking pictures along the way, or stealing the pictures my friends and family have taken. I've been to Germany, Austria, Hawaii, Glacier and Yellowstone Parks, and a few other really cool places and have found I love the ocean but I also love the mountains, and I get both living in Seattle. The northwest United States really is an amazing place to live in and explore, and I'm lucky to be here. I'm a nurse at a busy downtown trauma center, where I get to meet people from all walks of life. They are crazy awesome, sometimes crazy, sometimes awesome, but mostly both. I get to meet, help and learn from all sorts of people and their experiences, and it is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had (so far). I learn every day from coworkers and patients how to be a little kinder to, a little more patient with, and a little more tolerant of people. When I'm not working or traveling, I love to sing, play basketball and golf and other sports (though I'll be the first to point out I'm pretty terrible at almost all of them), swim, and hang out with my friends and learn new things. I keep trying to learn Spanish but I can't seem to sit still long enough to get it down!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an amazing family, and I grew up Catholic. I converted when I was 19 and still feel like it is the best decision I have ever made. I am happier, hopefully kinder, feel more at peace, and closer to God and Jesus Christ than I have ever been. I wake up happy every day, knowing Jesus loves us and suffered for all of us so that we wouldn't have to. It was hard on me and hard on my family for me to walk away from something I had known for almost 20 years, but I have never looked back. It has made me a better, kinder, stronger person, and I hope a better daughter and friend. It has given me a greater love for my family and country, and has helped me gain a better knowlege of Christ and His gospel. It has also given me a greater sense of peace, which can be helpful in both my job and reading the news:) I don't know where I'd be without this Gospel and my testimony. I learned at an early age that Jesus Christ is amazing- I don't do pain (which is why I became a nurse-I can help people in pain), and I don't know how he could possibly have been crucified for all of us, but I am humbled and grateful that He could and did. I have learned how to better pray and talk to the Lord and Heavenly Father, and I get a sense of peace in knowing that my prayers will be answered if I just listen. I have also learned that reading the Scriptures will give me awesome guidance in how I should live my life-and how I should NOT live my life. I have been so blessed by converting, and I look forward to all the things I will continue to learn and do as a result. My favorite reason why I am Mormon, and the one that helped me to convert, is that Mormons believe families can be together forever. Yea! That's amazing, and I love learning through the temple and the scriptures how that works. I love my family, and I look forward to being stuck with them forever.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? I try to be honest, loyal, full of integrity, kind, patient and good, and I try to be that every day. Sunday is the Sabbath, and yes I go to Church to take the Sacrament, but I also try not to shop or do anything to take away the spirit of the Sabbath if I can help it. I am a compassionate service member, which really just means I try to visit people when they are sick or down, and help them to get whatever they are in need of. I am also a visiting teacher, again it is just as it sounds. I visit and help people, and share a spiritual message with them if they want it to help them in their day. Praying daily, reading my scriptures daily, and going to Church every Sunday helps me to prepare for my week, and I've found my weeks go better, and I'm nicer to be around, when I do all of that.