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Hi I'm Kimberly

I'm a full time student. I love to work with kids. I'm a fitness and health-food enthusiast. I love to blog. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a full time student studying Family and Human Development. Ultimately, I'd like to be a Child Life Specialist and work with children that are in the hospitals. I have been teaching children how to swim for the past four years and I love it! But when it's not summer, I nanny instead, still being able to fulfill my love for working with children. I love to work out. And I mean that! Run, bike, hike, lift weights, aerobics, step classes, yoga, Turbofire, you name it! If it gives you a good sweat, I am all over it! Also, I am very into my health. Being intolerant to gluten and most lactose products, it's made me very conscientious of my health and body and all the things that are required of me to live a healthy lifestyle! I love being around people, especially being around people that make me smile. Smiling really is my favorite! :) Living my life everyday to it's fullest potential and helping as many people I can along the way is what I strive for everyday!

Why I am a Mormon

Well I have been a Mormon since I was born, so I can't remember a day when I wasn't a Mormon. Whether it was going to church every Sunday, or sitting down for Family Home Evening every Monday night, this church was an engraved part of my life. Life is just plain hard. From the day you are born until the day you die, life is never easy. And often times there is little hope that comes with the grayness of life. But with this church there is sunshine for me. There can be days when you think you just can't go any further...but that's when you get on your knees and you know that your Heavenly Father is there for you. Even if it's just to comfort you on those gray days. A week could be terrible, but as soon as you step into the church building on Sunday, it's as if everything is instantly better. I'm a person that constantly looks at the future. How I can prepare for it, how I can make it better, how I'm going to make everything I can out of this life. And with the church, the road is set towards the future. It's always about making tomorrow better if today wasn't so great. This hope, this faith that the gospel has provided for me has shaped me into the person I am today and that is why I am a Mormon. You are never alone as a Mormon. Friends, church members, the Savior; they are all there for you when you need it. And sometimes you don't know you need it. The gospel gives me the strength I need everyday to get out of bed and fight of the bleak world we live in. It aids me in making something out of my life, something that I could only accomplish through the Lord.

How I live my faith

I think the most important thing that anybody can do, is to lead by example. I try my very hardest to be that example that people look to. Whether it's attending church regularly, going to ward activities, dressing modestly, or not drinking those (wonderfully smelling) drinks at Starbucks, it's the little things that count. Whether or not I read my scriptures everyday can have an impact on my life, but in order to impact other people's lives, it's about doing the things you don't realize people watch. Being a friend, doing service, helping others, that's what can count. I live my faith by attending church and saying prayers, by attending institute, and try to get my visiting teaching completed. But I also live my faith by being there when people need me or being able to share my talents with those around me. Living my faith is more that just attending church and not drinking caffeine, it's a commitment I have made with myself and my Father in heaven that not only brings me closer to my Savior, but also to show others that they can become close to their Savior as well.