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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a photographer. I'm an Adventurer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a teenage girl who spends too much time on the internet talking to strangers and I know that adventure is out there. The best views in life are through a camera lens and if you sit down, I'd love to tell you a story about what I've seen so far. Sometimes I sit down and write things and the words let me run away to have an adventure. I'm always looking for someone to take with me to a concert; and if you buy me taco bell and sing along to punk rock songs in the car with me, we're basically best friends already. Sometimes music speaks the words we're too afraid to say, so always take the time to listen.

Why I am a Mormon

Most people can get out of bed every morning without giving it a second thought. Sitting up and walking to the closet, getting dressed and walking out the door isn't comparable to, say, climbing Mount Everest or hiking the Grand Canyon. For people with depression, however, waking up and getting out of bed is suddenly the greatest, most challenging thing they've ever done. Doing it day after day after day is like climbing the entire Himalayas AND hiking the Grand Canyon. So obviously, when doing such basic things is so incredibly difficult, reading your scriptures and saying your prayers isn't going to be at the top of your priority list, right? Well, that's what I thought when I first started going through depression. It wasn't even on purpose that I stopped, really, it just seemed too hard when I already had to get up for seminary, and I was reading scriptures there, so I told myself that it counted and continued to lay in bed all day and try to make myself feel something. It took my parents sending me off to EFY for the summer to make me see things differently. When I got home from that session, I made myself start reading and praying again, and I felt that love from my Heavenly Father that I'd thought I had lost. It didn't kick me out of depression or make me happy again, but it did let me know what mattered. I know without a doubt that my Heavenly Father loves me, and that Christ's atonement means that I am never alone. It's why I'm alive, and it's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I do my best to show everyone I come across the love of Christ. You never know what a person's going through, and feeling that love in my own life is one of the reasons why I chose to stay alive each and every day. I love going to Seminary every morning with the youth from my school and studying the scriptures together; and I love participating in the youth activities and making friends with other youth who share my standards. I try to let my behavior stand out wherever I go so that people will see Christ through my actions. What I want most of all is for the people whom I love to be happy, and I know that if they can have a relationship with their Savior like I do, that they'll be able to get through their trials and struggles.