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Hi I'm Kathleen

I grew up in a single parent home. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I would say that the thing that is most important to me is music. I love to sing; I play an instrument. Most importantly I love to go to concerts. I may look like your average preppy girl, but get me in a mosh pit and I am a happy camper. I am 32 and just started my sophmore year of college. As a kid I was not interested in school, as a result I didn't end up graduating high school. Years later I got my act together and took the GED test, and past. A year ago I decided I wanted more from life than just surviving, and started school to work towards getting a career. I am now at a University, and never knew that school would be so fun. Three years ago I decided that I wanted to see more of the world and went to Ireland. I went by myself. Most people have said that was a couragous thing, but I felt like it would be a great growing experience for me. I learned more about myself those 2 weeks, being outside of my comfort zone, than I had in years. I was like a fish, but instead of out of water I was finally put back in and just soaked up everything I could. Since then I went to Mexico. I went with my sister and her kids this time. I learned some spanish. I got used to being a giant; and really learned what an amazing world we live on.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a mormon home, but no one actually went. When I was 18 I felt strongly that I was missing something in my life and started looking at different religions. What struck me about the LDS church was that they taught the belief that we shouldn't judge. Everyone has the right to live their lives how they see fit, and regardless of how they were living we are meant to love everyone. In addition, I really loved that the church didn't put down other churches. They focussed on their own church. So, those were mentally why I started down the path of mormonism. The spiritual side is a bit different. Like everything else in life that is worthwhile, coming back to church had some stumbling blocks. I had outside sources that didn't agree with my new found faith. I learned that benifits of going to church always outweighed anything that stood in my way. I have never felt so at peace as I do when I go to church. I have struggled with depression most of my life, and having the spirit in my life has helped me find a sense of self that I never had before. I know that I am never alone and that someone is aware of me. That, even when I struggle to see my own potential, that there are those who are aware of how amazing I am.

How I live my faith

I have had many calling in the church. My favorite was teaching scripture study on Sundays. I really learned to not only love the people who were in my class, but I grew so much because of what they shared. Right now I am teaching 11 year olds about the restoration of the gospel. It is amazing to me not only what I have learned from studying the scriptures, but also from the amazing example of the young ones that I teach. I guess I just live it in my day to day life. I am say prayers before I take a test at school, because I could use every little help that I can get. I am willing to tell anyone what my belief is, and stand up for what I feel goes against my values.