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Hi I'm Kristine

I'm a graduate student studying Audiology. I'm an avid runner. I'm a recent convert. I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am twenty-five-years-old. I grew up in a small town outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where I lived with my wonderful parents and two bothers. I grew up loving sports and was always active on a team. I have wonderful memories from my childhood, and I can truthfully say that I was "raised right." I went to college in a small college town in Western Massachusetts and got my Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. I then continued on with a graduate program working toward my Doctorate of Audiology (AuD). I am currently in my fourth and final year of school, which is also an externship year. I am now working full time as an Audiologist Extern in Phoenix, Arizona. It was very out of character for me to up and leave my home, but it was been the greatest experience of my life! I love living in Arizona and love all the people I have come to meet. In my free time I enjoy being active with running, hiking, and other sports. I counteract my active side by eating lots of chocolate and frozen yogurt! I think there is no greater happiness in life than surrounding yourself with good people, which makes me thankful for a wonderful family and fabulous friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to Catholic church, and have a great respect for the religion. Growing up, religion wasn't ever a major topic of conversation in our home, it was just kind of "expected" that we were Catholic. I never really considered myself religious, but during college, I always felt like I was different from everyone else. I felt like there was a piece of me yearning for more in life. I went to a college where very few people went to church. I never had the desire to attend church either, but when I entered graduate school something changed. I started using social media to my advantage and connected with a friend that I had growing up. I looked at her blog, and from that was connected to other blogs. They were all LDS blogs, and I just felt something different from them. Their love for Jesus Christ and the gospel shined through and I loved the positivity that I saw in their lives. I loved the focus that I saw on families. I became intrigued, and started to learn more. I started asking questions and had a burning desire to keep learning. Eventually I met with the missionaries, but was too afraid of how my family would react that I didn't continue to meet with them. One year later, I still couldn't get it out of my mind and decided to meet with them again. I haven't looked back. It's been a long journey for me, and it took me almost a year to get baptized for fear of hurting the ones I loved. Looking back now, it was silly of me to wait so long. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints brings me more happiness than I've ever felt in my life (and I've felt a LOT of happiness before)! Being baptized was the best decision I could have made. I'm Mormon because i've seen both sides to life (mormon and not mormon) and I know that there is nothing more true than the teachings of the LDS church.

How I live my faith

My faith is who I am. My faith makes me want to be a better person every day. I love the feeling that I get when I open my scriptures to read, and I cherish the conversations that I have with friends about my faith. I have so much excitement and love for the Church that I love to share with others. As corny as this sounds, and maybe it is because I am a very new member, but each week, I count down the days until Sunday when I will be surrounded by wonderful people who all have a great love for the Gospel like I do. I love the spirit that there is in the Church, and I love learning! I love how each person has their own testimony, and it is such a blessing to hear other people's stories. I recently was called to be in the Family Home Evening committee for a Young Singles Adult ward. It is a lot of fun to be able to help plan events for young single adults (without their own families yet) on Monday evening's. I have such a strong testimony of the importance of families and Family Home Evening's are a wonderful aspect to the church.