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Hi I'm Amy

I love to be moving. I love to travel and I love to learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew-up in the middle of nowhere on a fairly large ranch. I had a huge dog that was part wolf that I used to try to ride (he was too smart for that though) and secret place where a tree was growing through the carpet in my room. My sisters and I watered it everyday until my mom found it. She didn't think it was as neat as we did. Aside from my sisters, I always had frogs, lizards, stray cats and even horses to keep me company on the farm. Even though it came with long hours and hard work, I can't imagine a more perfect childhood. Even today, there are fewer things I love more than animals and being outside, exploring and seeing what I find. One of my life long goals is to make it to Africa to have a real adventure. Currently, though, I'm just a student working on a master's degree. It is taking much more diligence, determination and patiences than I ever imagined possible to get through school. Luckily, my background taught me so much about hard work and determination, and I'm so grateful that I was raised the way I was. I'd never get through grad school without it.

Why I am a Mormon

I've traveled to lots of places throughout the world. I'm not saying I've seen everything, but I am experienced. Every place I've been, I've managed to find the church and it always feels like home. No matter what language is being spoken, no matter if it is a run down old office building or in a brand new church house, I always feel Heavenly Father's presence. With all the things I've seen and all the new ideas that I'm learning and absorbing in graduate school, the gospel is the one things that remains steadfast. It is a constant and everything I learn seems to stem from it or tie into it some way. It answers my questions and it makes the world make sense. It gives me a feeling of peace.

How I live my faith

I spend of lot if time working in the outdoors. I see the Earth as God's creation. He loves it and he depends on us to take care of it. Also, I spend a lot of time helping my family. Christ was such a service-oriented being; it is one way that I try to be like Him and I believe that service begins at home. Lot's of people I know, lots of people I've worked with, traveled with, studied with, are always surprised when I say I don't drink. But I have a strong support system with my family and the church and found lots of other ways of expressing myself. I don't have any big large thing that I do to show my faith. It is just in little things, but in small things great things may be accomplished.