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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm passionate about theater, music, my family, and good food. I will always be a California Girl at heart. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Nicole. I am a singer, actor, and a teacher. I geek out over musical theater, and have had some really great opportunities in that realm professionally. I love being organized and efficient, however, that is not always my reality. I also love deep, intellectual conversations and hate missing out on anything fun. While I am not what you would call a granola girl, I do love being outside in nature. My family comes first; I love them fiercely. Laughter is an essential part of my personal belief system, and nothing makes me happier than laughing really hard with someone. I am recently divorced and moving on with my crazy and beautiful life with a new sense of self and a new and better relationship with God.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into a Mormon family and baptized when I turned 8, I have had many experiences as a youth and adult that have shown me I am a child of God, He loves me, and He has a plan for me. I have also had many experiences that have affirmed to me that the things I was taught as a child are truth. As I have lived these teachings in my life, they have brought me peace and understanding as I go through good and bad times, hard and peaceful times, and fun and and challenging times. With the beliefs I have and know to be true, my world is expanded to much more than what I can see. There is great comfort for me in knowing that I don't know everything, and I have a Father in Heaven who wants me to be happy, and a Savior who died for me so I can attain that happiness. For me, the Church of Jesus Christ is the vehicle for living the Gospel of Christ. It is the framework, and a guide for the best way to live my life. I have proved that for myself, and am comfortable saying I know, for myself, that the Church is true. When I went through my divorce a couple of years ago, my world was shattered. However, I knew I would be alright. I had peace knowing I had done the best I could, and that I could move on with the faith that everything would work out for my good. Because Christ died for me, He took upon Himself all of my sorrow and grief. Because of the Atonement, I had hope that my life would be great again. I never had a day during that time that I questioned God's love for me. I know I was able to recognize those blessings because of the clarity and understanding the Gospel brings into my life. I knew that although my marriage had failed, God still had a plan for my happiness, and as long as I let Him into my life, and stayed close to Him, I would be happy again.

How I live my faith

I live the best way I can. I make mistakes all the time; I am far from perfect. But I spend time praying every day. I have found that when I read my scriptures in the morning, and spend some time in sincere prayer with my Father in Heaven, my day just starts with a peace and confidence that I don't have otherwise. In my church congregation, I am in charge of visiting two other women every month, and assessing any needs they may have, and generally being a friend. We take care of eachother like that. I sing in my congregation's choir, and sing solos whenever I am asked to. I enjoy that. I love to sing music glorifying God and my Savior. On occasion, I am asked to speak in church or teach a lesson. Sometimes I teach music to the children. I love the people I go to church with. They are kind and open and always concerned for my welfare. That means a lot, being someone with out a family of my own. I am the only person in my congregation who is my age, divorced, with no children. But that is alright. I don't feel left out or like a "special case" at all. There are things that I do every day that help me strengthen my relationship with God. I try to be grateful, and to recognize blessings when I see them. I think, when in doubt, assume it is a gift from God. I try and live that way. I also love to spend time with my family. We believe we will still be a family, sealed together for eternity, past this life. That brings me great comfort. I have my family forever. My faith is a part of me. It is intrinsic to who I am, so it is hard to pinpoint exactly how I live my faith. It is just there. I try to be an example of a Christian as I interact with others- kind, honest, giving.