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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm from a small town in southeast AZ. I served in the US Army Reserves. I'm a Certified Veterinary Technician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

hi! my name is sarah. i avoid capitalizing when i type. i'm not sure why. i like to camp and do outdoor activities. i am also addicted to nintendo. i love my family more than anything. i have the best nephews in the world, and the most adorable little nieces. i served 9 years in the US Army Reserves. i loved it while i was in, but am sure glad that i'm out. i love animals, and currently work as a veterinary technician. i also love children, and have dreams of going back to school to finsh my degree and work in developmental psychology.

Why I am a Mormon

i was born and raised in an LDS family. around the same time i was graduating high school, i started questioning the gospel and falling away from its teachings. slowly but surely i found myself completely away from the church. after about 10 years of struggle and failed attempts at trying to live life "on my own," i found myself at an all time low. during this time, i would engage in activities that i knew weren't wholesome. i developed an addiction to alcohol and other substances because i had myself convinced it would help me "forget" what was going on in my life. now that i look back, i can't believe it took me that long to start having a desire to change and live a life that, in my opinion, was more meaningful. i came to a realization that the only thing i had forgotten was that my Heavenly Father loves me, and that he had prepared a way for me to come back to him. around the end of 2010, i started to get serious about making attempts to clean up my life. I even failed at that a few times. i started comparing my current life to people i looked up to and those i love the most. people, who in my opinion, had their life on track and had great things going for them. the thing that i found in common with the majority of these people, was that they were living the gospel. i wasn't. in february of 2011 i found a way back to a loving family (being too ashamed to go to my own) that i hadn't seen since before i fell away. i knew that they would welcome me back with open arms and help me get my life back on track. it's been a bit of a struggle, but it's definitely been worth it. all the heartache and emotional baggage i had been carrying around is now part of my past. as an adult, i've lived in the gospel and i've lived without it. Even though times are still hard and life is still a struggle, i can honestly say that life is much better with it.

How I live my faith

i love being part of something this huge. every sunday while i'm at church i can't help but think of the hundreds of thousands...even millions of people, that are meeting in a church house just like me. i'm comforted to know that, even when i'm out of town, there will be a nearby church i can pop into and will be welcomed as part of their "family." i really enjoy spending time with the new friends i've been making in my new ward (congregation). i like knowing that when i'm having a moment of weakness or feeling down about a situation, i have strong supportive people to turn to. i love that i live in an area where we have a nearby temple and visitors center that i can visit as often as i wish. i also love that i'm able to watch General Conference twice a year, and listen to our modern day prophets and apostles.