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Hi I'm Arielle

I'm a runner, a traveler, a student, a banker, a friend, a daughter, a sister... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full-time student studying criminal justice. I want to make a difference in the world and I'm not quite sure how I'm going to do it yet! Criminal Justice sounded like the best place to start. I'm a full time bank teller as well, I love the numbers and the different ways you can manage and manipulate finances. I don't know how to play the piano, but my fingers do. I do the singing and my fingers walk... I love to compose. Just don't ask me what I'm playing because I won't be able to tell you! Running is one of my favorite things. I'm more out of shape than in it, but that doesn't stop me. I'll take off anyways... even if I end up gasping for air ten paces later. Even better than straight up running, is running with hurdles! Only a hurdler truly understands the magic of flying over a hurdle at full speed. Besides all of that I love to love. I love to appreciate. I love to give. I love to live. Smile. Laugh. Make the most of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up without religion. I was taught there was a God. And that's it. It wasn't until my step mother fought me tooth and nail to go to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that I did it... grudgingly. When I went to church I, more often than not, helped with the nursery kids and skipped any primary and sunday school classes I possibly could. This went on for about 6 years. Then I joined Young Women's when I turned twelve. I went to activities and even enjoyed myself when I did. In April of 2004 I had the opportunity to go to General Conference in Salt Lake City with the youth from church. There we explored the city, saw what Salt Lake had to offer. We went to museums, parks, monuments, and temple square. Then we had the privilege of sitting in on a session of Conference. I couldn't tell you what they spoke about... But I can tell you that I soaked in every word... not as or how it was said. But what it meant to me... It meant the world and more. To this day I consider it to be the best weekend of my life. My mind is too ignorant and my mouth is too slow to really express exactly how my heart felt as it pounded against my chest... but if I were to attempt to describe the feeling I would just say Love; pure, unconstrained, unpredictable, fiery, brilliant, love... Now multiply that by infinity, take that to the depths of forever, and I still haven't even touched on how it really felt. What I felt that entire weekend, being surrounded by the gospel, by the history, and by the people, was more real than anything I had ever felt. This was truth. I made the decision that Sunday that I was going to be baptized. I'll never forget that weekend. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live as Christ would. In church I speak, sing, listen, conduct music, organize activities, and teach others as much as I can and know about the gospel. While doing this... I try to be the best friend I can to all of those around me. I wear a smile and pray constantly to have the holy spirit with me.