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Hi I'm Rachel

I am a wife, daughter, sister, and photographer. I am also an advocate for mental illness and regular flossing. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a dental hygienist with a sweet tooth. I love to travel, laugh real hard with my husband, and I am an avid blogger. I find great joy in "thrifting," music, and avocados. There is no such thing as "taking too many pictures." Three of my closest family members struggle daily with clinical depression and bipolar disorder. Through the challenge of mental illness, I have learned that true joy lies in the little things. I am currently in the process of starting a non-profit awareness organization that will educate and empower people regarding mental illness. My greatest aspiration? To become a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am my happiest when I abide by the teachings of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I was lucky to grow up in a home where conversations of Christ and his Church were everyday occurrences. I never questioned the truth I felt in my heart even at a very young age. When I turned 8, I chose to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I have grown older, I have never once regretted my decision. I have come to understand my purpose in life, where I come from, and where I am going even amidst adversity. There is no question about my individual worth and importance to an all-loving, all-knowing Heavenly Father. When I went off to college, I met my husband, Jason. He wasn't a member at the time. Through our friendship, he learned about the church and investigated its teaching. Jason was baptized in April of 2006. We were sealed for all time and eternity in the Logan Temple in September 2007. The world is growing increasingly dark and scary, but with my faith, I know there will always be a guiding light that magnifies truth and righteousness. At the end of the day, if I know nothing else, I know one thing: all is well.

How I live my faith

I serve as second counselor in the Young Women's organization where I advise and work with 12 and 13 year old girls. We have weekly mutual or youth group activities. We also meet together on Sundays for a weekly lesson about Christ and his teachings. We do anything from yoga to photo shoots to service projects and temple trips. I love my girls! They keep me young! I also serve as a visiting teacher where I visit four women on a monthly basis. We talk and discuss needs that they may have. I enjoy serving as a member of the Church. I feel that I am able to give back just a sliver of what the Lord has blessed me with. There is also an incredible sense of belonging and love that stems from giving of your time and serving selflessly.