Hi I'm Kourtnee
I hand-make books, knit hats, make key-chains, and hope to make wedding veils soon. I sing and write songs, and I'm a Mormon.
I've been unemployed for several months, and have not yet earned my bachelor's degree. Facing continued unemployment, I am getting ready to head back to school and finish up the last classes I need for my degree. From there, who knows? I may apply for grad school, provided I can find a program of study that really catches my interest. If not, there are several jobs I would be willing to pursue, provided they are interested in what I have to offer. Once my student loans are paid back, I plan on traveling, first to the areas I just want to go to and spend some time there, and then to specific areas where I can track down where my ancestors came from.
Why I am a Mormon
At one of the lowest points of my life, I was feeling really down, and I just kept thinking "Why me?" Then, my mind did a little flip, and I ended up thinking "Why NOT me?" I realized that everything that was happening wasn't necessarily happening TO me, but rather around me, and how I reacted was very important. Another thing, too, that keeps coming back to me over and over is "Be still, and know that I am God". If I find stillness, the quiet within, I can truly tell how much our Father loves me, and how much He wants me to succeed. That, and many other reasons, is why I still follow His gospel.
How I live my faith
I do my best to read my scriptures daily. It's a struggle sometimes, particularly when I'm up late, or getting up early the next day, but I do try. At church, sometimes the only participation necessary is smiling at someone, or saying "Hi, how are you doing today?" and suddenly the world is brighter, not just for them, but for you.