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Hi I'm Marjorie

I'm a pharmacist. I live on an island. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

On the day I became a doctor, my socks didn’t match. I knew that my classmates would be taking the event too seriously, so to show them all that I wasn’t, I wore mismatched socks. My name is Marjorie, and I am a pharmacist. I decided I wanted to be a pharmacist in the first awesome week of high school chemistry. For 10 years of my life, that was my goal. I wanted to be a pharmacist, and that choice affected which colleges I applied to, which classes I took, and why I moved to Ohio for 4 years. 10 years after high school chemistry, I got my doctorate and a job at a drug store.

Why I am a Mormon

But after working toward a single goal for a decade, I didn't know what else to work for. I felt a little lost. I went looking for something else to do with my life besides go to work. The frontrunners were violin lessons, martial arts classes, and going to church. A year after graduation, I wasn't doing any of those things. I don’t care about the violin or martial arts. But the thought “maybe I should go to church” didn’t go away. That year contained an engagement, a breakup, a move to a new town, and a permanent job placement. I got closer to my (Mormon) friend Becky. Becky and I have been friends since the day I was born, which is pretty incredible. We’ve grown apart, but then back together, and then apart again, and back together again. I’d only been to church with her once, and we never talk about Christ or Heavenly Father, but once I decided I wanted to go to church, I knew which church I wanted. I had to do a lot of thinking before I told Becky that I was considering the Church. I knew she would be excited beyond belief if I told her. As it turned out, she was, but I’ll get to that later. I did some reading and some research. Spent a little time on mormon.org and lds.org, and everything I knew and had heard eventually came together. I had an aha moment when I heard the story of Joseph Smith's first vision, and I believed it. I was still nervous. I was most nervous that if I started learning about it, but then decided that it wasn’t for me, then I’d be worse off than I was before. It was that very thought that made me ask to meet the missionaries. I realized then that I believed in an eternity, and that I cared about where I wanted to spend it. I knew that the Latter-day Saints would teach me how to get there. Finally I told Becky. And as expected, she was blown away. She had her bishop on the phone in a matter of minutes. She got the phone number for the missionaries. We set up an appointment by the end of the week.

How I live my faith

When I made my decision to be baptized, I had no idea then that I would love the church as much as I do. I love my Savior as much as He loves me. My free time is spent reading scriptures and words of the prophets. Every day I learn more and my faith grows. The learning is endless. There’s always something new to consider. The changes in my life have been more gradual than I expected, but also more continual. I know that my life will be better from now on. I know that I have a Heavenly Father and a Savior that loves me. I know that the scriptures contain the answers to the questions I don’t know to ask. I know.