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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm just a girl who love reading, music, figure skating, and science. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a wife and mother to one very active little boy. I have a couple of science degrees I'm not currently using too much, but that's ok. I have way too many hobbies to count. I love music. More specifically I love to play piano and sing. I also love crafting. My goal is to become a more proficient sewer and knitter. I'd also like to learn to crochet and weave. And maybe spin. I'm addicted to free online classes. I've taken classes on programming in Python, Internet history and technology, archaeology basics, computer networking, and epigenetics (to brush up on my genetics degree of course). I have some more slated for the near future. I also would like to work on my Spanish skills and learn some more Portuguese and Japanese. My favorite thing to do right now is figure skating. I started taking lessons almost 2 years ago. I am working on USFSA adult Pre-Bronze moves-in-the-field and will probably compete ISI Freeskate 2 this fall. If I can get my one-foot spins. For all my mad pirouetting skills in my 18 years of ballet as a child, I can't spin very well. I have a sweet half toe walley though. I'm also a book review blogger. I get books from authors and publishing houses then post what I think. It's fun, but it can take a lot of time. I also stalk weather systems and would love to take some meteorology courses one day. If there is a potential tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Basin, I'll know all about it. In detail

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church, although a little bit differently from most life-long members. I had one parent who was a member and one who was not. My father eventually joined when I was 8 years old, and I got to be sealed for all eternity to my parents and siblings in the temple when I was 9. This really shaped my whole life. I knew that I desired to get back into the temple to feel those feelings again. It was such a beautiful place, and I felt so at peace with everything. All the decisions I made as I grew and even became an adult were to keep me worthy to be able to attend the temple again. The doctrine of eternal families is so amazing, and something that has kept me going through many difficult times. 20 years later I was able to be sealed to my own husband, and we have now started our own family. I am so grateful for this opportunity as a young child to be able to experience this. This church is so important to every part of my life. Getting the guidance from scriptures and modern day leaders allow me to have so many sources to go to when I need help and instruction. I cannot imagine what my life would be like without my religion. I know it would be a much more difficult one, and I probably would never feel the love and support I currently do. My religion provides an anchor for me whenever the seas of life get rough.

How I live my faith

Trying to live your faith really involved every part of your life (or at least mine). My formal calling in my ward is with the youth. I am in charge of the young women's sports and music activities. We have a volleyball and basketball tournament each year. We also have lots of opportunities to sing. The singing part is my favorite (although the same could probably not be said for my girls). I also get the chance to attend their weekly activities, other things like the yearly conference for youth and their yearly camp, and even teach on Sundays occasionally. The best part of this is just getting to see these young girls learning who they are and what they stand for. Having been a teen a one point, I know what it's like. Technology may have changed, but the things we all go through has not. It's a great chance to learn and grow for me. I also love getting to sing and play piano and organ at church. This is one of my favorite ways to share my testimony. Nothing can convey emotions better than song in my opinion. Music plays such a huge role in our meetings, and it's awesome to get to participate in that in any way. I'm also constantly striving to study and pray on my own and with my family. This is difficult sometimes, but it always puts me in a better place in life. When I am more spiritually in tune, I can tell. Things just make more sense and work better for me. It is hard to fit everything into my day, but I know it's worth it.