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Hi I'm Carson Gooch

and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Pacific Northwest Native American. I dropped out of high school and worked hard to still get into a four-year-university. I'm currently a sophomore at BYU-Idaho, studying graphic design. I love to travel and would love to travel much more of the world. I drive half an hour to the next biggest city to coach gymnastics. I work more than I'm in school. I suffer from ADHD, it affects every aspect of my life. I love learning. I love art. I love dancing. I'm a spaz, I'm irrational, impulsive, and blunt as ever. I've also got a heart of gold. I look for the silver lining. I'm the most loyal friend you could ask for. These are the best and worst parts of me- just like everyone else- my strengths are also my weaknesses.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon and when I was younger my family wasn't as committed as we could have. But for some reason I knew that this was what I wanted, and I gave up some things to have this. I'm a Mormon because I love the way that I feel when I'm reading the scriptures- both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I love knowing that I can pray to God and that he'll answer my prayers, whatever they are. I'm a Mormon because it's foundation is on Jesus Christ, and the goals and standards are all about letting Him into our hearts and trying to be like Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being grateful. Because of my ADHD I am easily discouraged, mostly by my own doing. I've learned to look for the good things that happen to me, and focus on those things. I've learned to say those silent prayers thanking Heavenly Father for the tender mercies of the Lord. I've learned to look for the silver lining in all things. This world might be cruel and dark, but we have the power to bring the light of Christ in it. When I'm grateful, I have more faith in the Savior. I'm grateful that He died for me, that He atoned for all of my sins, my weaknesses, my sorrow, my pain ...everything. Because of this, I try to be like Him. I try to be kinder, to give the benefit of the doubt, to be positive, and I try to uplift my fellow spirit brothers and sisters.