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Hi I'm Damaris

I love, I cook, I sing, I write in tons of journals, I'm a soon-to-be wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have recently graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and I work as a Research Analyst for Gulf of Mexico Fisheries (totally sounds more fancy than what it really is). I will be married in a couple of months to a wonderful guy and the best friend I could ever have. My goals are to return to school and receive a teaching certification so that I can teach High School Biology. I'm 100% Hispanic and was raised with a nice mixture of tex-mex cultures. I'm perfectly bilingual and I love belonging to the best of both worlds. I come from a small family and love spending time with them; the days I get to visit my parents and brother are my favorite days of the month. I love animals and currently own a Siberian Husky, one hamster, one parrot, four fish, and a frog... and that list is constantly growing. My hobbies and interests include baking and cooking and dancing (sometimes at the same time), reading sci-fi novels (guilty pleasure), and documenting ANYTHING. I'm obsessed with journals and write sooo many things down, including letters to people I haven't met yet! I love spending time with friends and loved ones, daydreaming about places I want to visit one day, Pinteresting nifty crafts and delicious looking food, and just learning about anything there is to learn out there. Even though my life can't be perfect, most of the time it feels like it is :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Catholic church with strong moral values about right and wrong. I was 'baptized' a Catholic and did my first communion, and bible stories were common in our household. At this time we lived in Mexico, and when I was 9 years old my family moved to south Texas. Six months after moving here my dad ran into a couple of sister missionaries who introduced us to the Book of Mormon and then later to the LDS church. We met the most wonderful people who welcomed us with open arms to any church or family activity and took sincere interest in our wellbeing. Nevertheless, it took those loving sisters over 6 months of visiting and teaching and persuading for my family and I to make the choice to be baptized. My mom, dad, and I were confirmed members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on June 18, 2000. My brother was too young to be baptized at that time, but he did when he turned 8 and now at (almost) 18 is preparing himself to serve a 2 year mission. My family and I have been active members for over 12 years now and have served in several positions in the church and loved them all. We have grown much closer together as a family and have received innumerable blessings because of this gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by small and simple every-day acts. I strive to be a positive influence to everyone around me and am willing to give a word of council or just listen to you rant about your woes. I believe that everyone has the ability to create an uplifting atmosphere anywhere they go and that smiles and laughter are as contagious as yawns. I have been a church chorister, a young women camp cabin mom, camp councilor, and arts&crafts teacher, (among others) but my favorite has been serving as Primary President, where I taught children from 4 to 12 yrs of age every Sunday for 2 years, and it was great! I uphold my standards and try to help my friends and family make wise decisions in whatever they do. I spend much of my time doing "church stuff" and I'm trying to better love and serve others.