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Hi I'm Tori!

I am surviving high school. I enjoy adventuring into the mountains. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

If you haven't guessed yet my real name is VicTORIa, but I'm way too mellow for that.  I love to go adventure outdoors with my crazy dad. He takes us rock climbing (Humpback whale!) hiking ('I can't do this dad' 'Yes you can, just keep going') and my favorite, skiing (pizza, french fries!).   It takes me awhile to adjust to new people, which may be a drawback for me, but I try not to underestimate anyone.  I am an accomplished omelet maker; making breakfast my favorite meal, although I love food in general so it's hard to decide sometimes.  I love music (who doesn't??) so I am a part of my high schools orchestra playing the cello. I also play the piano and have been endeavoring to learn the guitar.  Things I couldn't live without would be my iPod (without that, how would I fill my need to listen to the best band ever, Mumford and Sons?), socks, butter, and books. I'm sure there are many other things that if they went missing in my life I wouldn't last long.  I have a great family and I am really surprised they haven't kicked me out of the house yet. I don't have the privilege of having any sisters, but my older and younger brother are plenty to deal with. I love to have long talks with my mother, and visiting my grandparents and great grandma who live around the corner.  I tell everyone that I'm a pretty normal person, but I guess in reality I'm actually quite a weirdo. Yet I still have friends and family who say they love me, and I do love them very much back.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because some fifty to a hundreds years ago, a brave young man decided to serve the Lord. My immediate family and both of my grandparents families are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but generations before them have been taught the gospel through missionaries traveling in Europe and Australia. This has influenced hundreds of their posterity when my ancestors decided to be baptized and move to Utah. I am so thankful that I was able to grow up with this knowledge because of their courage and choices. And I am so thankful my family stuck with it, because I know I would be terribly lost, maybe not even exist if it wasn't for this church, and the comfort and guidance it provides. Everyday, I know even more that God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, are at the head of this church, and though we may not know everything, I know that They know me personally and have helped me in some pretty hard times. I may only be a senior in high school, but I know that I am a child of God, and He loves me, and He loves everyone one of His children. With God and Jesus Christ, "[I] believe all things, [I] hope all things, [I] have endured many things, and [I] hope to be able to endure all things." It is amazing how a small boy of 14 can change the world. Joseph Smith was a marvelous man, and his influence is still changing the world, including mine. I love Joseph Smith's testimony of Jesus: "And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God." (Doctrine and Covenant 76:22)

How I live my faith

If you really want to know how I live my faith, read For the Strength of Youth pamphlet. It teaches me Gods standards on modesty, entertainment, language, education, health, and much more. All of these values I find very important, and I am starting to see a drastic difference of opinion about these subjects throughout the world. I also start out everyday waking up at 5 AM to go to early morning seminary. This has to be one of my biggest struggles but I am finding it to be worth it after almost four years. I go to church every Sunday and to mutual every Wednesday. I am my Young Women's class president and I try to be a good example eventhough I am terribly shy, but I always seem to have so mch fun with my Mormon buddies!