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Hi I'm Tali

I love sushi, chocolate, and traveling. I'm a business executive, I'm a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a toddler my mom says I used to stand at the front door with my nose pressed against the screen saying “go go go!” while pointing to the car. It was no surprise to either of my parents that years later “going” became their youngest daughters favorite pastime. By the time I turned 24, I had traveled to over 28 countries on 5 continents and lived in American Samoa, Germany, Japan, USA, Czech Republic, Spain, and England. I backpacked, cycled, hitchhiked, and slept wherever I could in order to save money during my travels. Ironically, I don’t like camping anymore and prefer a suitcase to a backpack. Although I still travel a lot, it’s mainly for business. After realizing my very empty bank account desperately needed funds, I decided to put my college education to good use and started on a career path. I’m a full-time working mom with a rescue kitty, I have a husband who doesn’t mind that I don’t cook and I’m a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I believed in God, but didn't think about what that meant. I remember living in Japan and being the only Christian in my high school. It was difficult articulating my beliefs when I didn't know how I felt about God or what it meant to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I distinctly remember listening to REM's Losing My Religion and thinking in my 16-year-old mind - that's what is happening to me! It wasn't until my early twenties that I decided to re-acquaint myself with God and began studying about Jesus Christ. Technically, I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for a long time, but for half of that time I was faithless and felt spiritually void. I was baptized because my parents thought it was important, but that isn't why I'm a Mormon. I have since come to know for myself that Christ walked and ministered to the sick. I know that He taught and set his disciples on a mission to share His gospel with whoever would listen. I'm Mormon because while reading The Book of Mormon I felt His spirit speak to my heart confirming it was true. In essence, I believe The Book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ translated by a prophet called by God to establish The Church of Jesus Christ in present day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being grateful for each day. I recognize that despite my imperfections the Lord has blessed me with good health, a beautiful family, a job I love and knowledge that He lives. I find comfort and strength in exercising my faith through prayer. Anytime I’ve struggled with a big decision either personal or professional, I have sought answers through prayer. I live what I believe or in other words I follow God’s commandments the best I can and hope that His mercy will carry me when I fail.