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Hi I'm Kelsie

I grew up in southern California, but currently live in Utah where I'm at school studying Teaching Social Sciences. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been living in Provo Utah for about 5 years, but I still claim - and will always claim - southern California as my hometown since that is where I grew up. I did spend 18 months in the Cleveland/Kirtland Ohio area where I served a mission for the Church. The experiences I had there forever shaped not only who I am, but who I am becoming. It also completely enhanced my perspective on life and its purpose, resulting in a firmer grasp on the future as I continue to build my faith, pursue a career in teaching high school, all the while making sure there's time to have some fun. I love music...both listening to it and playing it. I grew up playing piano which gave me a great foundation to build on, but have switched over to the guitar and absolutely love it! There is so much power in good music. Being in Utah I've also taken a liking to snowboarding. It might get obnoxiously cold and wet for months at a time here, but hey...when life gives you a lemon, make lemonade. Right?

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? That's a hard question to summarize. I suppose the main reason I am a Mormon is because I have come to know for myself that the lifestyle of a Mormon is the one that provides true happiness. I say "true" happiness because I believe there are forms of happiness in the world, but the one that ought to be the most important and desireable to us - and one will come to find that it is indeed the most desireable and satisfying upon personal experience (but ONLY upon personal experience) - is the joy that comes from following the example of Jesus Christ in our day to day conduct and by keeping His commandments. This is where true happiness is found.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by doing the little things: reading my scriptures regularly, communicating with my Father in Heaven daily through prayer, going to church every Sunday and then actively participating in the ward, attending the temple as often as possible. The list goes on. As I live my faith I come to know more and more that God and Jesus Christ live and are real, and I am able to feel my relationship with them grow.