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Hi I'm Hillary

I am a college student, musician, and training to become an officer in the United States Military. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life is comprised of music, college, military and engines. It gets to be a really exciting mix sometimes! I love to play my flute, and any other instrument I can get my hands on. Music is more than a pass time for me, it's a form of self expression and a way to bring the spirit into my life. College is always crazy with work and tests and making it to all of my classes, I am studying to be an Aerospace Engineer and it gets pretty hard sometimes. I'm also in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. (NROTC) which takes up the rest of my spare time, filling it with 5:30 a.m. runs and "Yes, sir"'s. It's been a challenge to serve in the military and be Mormon because of how my standards clash with everyone else's, but it's been a good learning experience, too. And engines, they're my most favorite hobby! I ride a motorcycle to church, and work on cars whenever I have the time. I love everything about bringing an old car back to life and making it go faster than ever. And that's about it! Short, sweet and simple.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, from a mother who was born in the church and a father who converted in his youth. I loved growing up in such a positive environment that always included the Lord. And when I moved away from home to join the military and go to college, I continue to go to church because I need that support from the gospel, now more than ever. I feel the constant companionship of the spirit of the Lord in my day to day life, and I am sure I would be lost without it. I was a Mormon because I was born into the church, now I am a Mormon because I can't live without it.

How I live my faith

I don't have a very big job in my ward because with military commitments it's very hard to always be available. But I feel the blessings of the service of others when I go to church and lessons are planned that just happen to be what I need to hear that week. Service in the church, no matter how large or small, is always appreciated and felt by members like me, where just being able to go to church is a serious blessing.