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Hi I'm Kismet

I make a mean chicken pot pie but I know how to serve'em up on the rugby pitch, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life often pulls us in many directions. It presents us with opportunities, challenges, and surprises. It asks us to deal with and find balance for all the various contrasts it offers. Every life is made up of these different experiences. My life, specifically, is full of little and not so little contradictions that make up the fabric of who I am. I am a second generation Jewish Hungarian-American on my mother's side, but I am also a "Mayflower stock" American on my father's side. I am a fierce rugby player, but I knit my teammates hats off the field. I love to cook elaborate meals, but I hate doing dishes. In college I studied political science, but I have no desire to be a politician. I am a feisty individual, but I love peace and quiet. I am a homebody, but I love to travel. I am a huge fan of hiking (especially in the beautiful mountains of New England), but I could live without camping. I eat chocolate everyday, but I have never had a cavity. The list could go on, but I'll finish by saying I am a sister, an aunt, an artist, I am passionate, easy-going, energetic, a sports fan, and an avid reader.

Why I am a Mormon

My life has been more than happy and relatively free of strife. There is peace in my parents home, and love between me and my six siblings. My family stand at the core of my beliefs. The joy and love I feel when I am with my family is in large part due to the fact that I have been taught and I strongly, strongly believe that my family is eternal, that this unit of 9 individual spirits will last far beyond death and will be preserved as a family forever because my parents chose to be married in a Mormon temple. From this point in my faith, It is easy for me to believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God because if I didn't believe it, than my faith in my family's divine nature would be built on a shaky ground. it is also easy for me to accept and love the teachings of Jesus Christ. for it is because of Jesus Christ that the Mormon Church and its temples could be built, and if I have accepted Jesus Christ and his role in building the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, than I have accepted his role as my redeeming savior through his Atonement. I believe these things because my life is a testimony of the happiness they have brought me. I feel better knowing that I can reach out to God through prayer, be comforted by the Holy Spirit, and that I can become a better person through Jesus Christ's Atonement. I believe that God once spoke to his people through prophets, and that he still speaks to people through prophets. I believe that God loves me, and that his love for me is expressed through Jesus Christ's teachings, through the teachings of the Mormon church, through the leaders of the Mormon church, and through my family. I believe that if I follow God's commandments and remain true to my faith that I will find joy in this world and the world to come.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day. I wake up with a prayer in my heart and go to bed with one on my lips. I attend church on Sundays and I go to a weekly religious study class. I love my family, and try to help those who cross my path. I find inspiration in music and my surroundings; It may come as no surprise that one of my favorite hymns is the English hymn "For the beauty of the Earth." As of right now, I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From 2012 to 2014 I will be in Denmark serving the delightful Danes and sharing with them the joy I experience because of my faith in Jesus Christ.