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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a graduate student, a photographer, a life long learner. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a passion for both photography and psychology. I've studied both and refuse to have to choose between the two. I'm currently pursuing a graduate degree in theoretical psychology and hope to become a professor of psychology. I also love being behind a camera. I dream of owning my own business and doing odd and end fine art projects as well as commercial work like weddings. There's so much joy and satisfaction from exercising creativity. Interesting to note that my study of photography actually taught me more about myself than psychology has. Psychology is my place for thinking and striving to understand. It's so vast in its ideas and philosophies that I feel an endless treasure trove is before me waiting to claim more and more knowledge.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been fortunate to be raised in the LDS Church by devoted parents. Even though, it has always been a part of my life I never feel like I've taken it for granted. I understood at an early age the bold position of the Church and was taught to pray to God and ask Him for myself whether it be true. I have learned that it is and I've learned that God loves me enough to have a personal relationship with me. How grateful I am for prayer! I know He is there and that we may "reason together" (D&C 50:10). Why am I a Mormon? Because, I trust God and I trust in His desire to have us all return home. He has a plan.

How I live my faith

I love being active in my participation in the LDS Church. I have been asked to be the president of the women's organization (called Relief Society) in my local area. This society of sisters strives to strengthen one another and help each other grow in our personal, home and family, and spiritual lives. We organize fun activities with each other as well as programs to make sure no one is left behind. One such program is called Visiting Teaching. We each have a companion and a small group of 2-4 other members that we contact at least monthly to share a spiritual message and check in on life in general. I love to serve the sisters of my Relief Society, I feel so strongly the love our Heavenly Father has for them and I hope to be an instrument in His hands in conveying that love to each sister. I also participate by supporting the roles every member in our local group has. Some are asked to organize the cleaning of our building, so I'll come and clean the building. Things like that. Sundays are my favorite days. It's a day for me to go to Church in a reverent and worshipful manner and deepen my commitment to try harder and do better. I always feel re-centered in my perspective on life and give my priorities a little adjustment back into a proper and functioning order. The way I live my faith keeps Christ at the center of my life. At least, that's what I shoot for.