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Hi I'm Becky

I am a writer. I'm working on my first novel. I married my amazing husband in October this year. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I went to school to get a degree in film. After a while I realized that what I really wanted to do was write for myself, and not for television. I'm working on the latest draft of my first novel. I'm a huge nerd. I love to read - especially Young Adult Fiction. I like things Harry Potter, Buffy, and The Biggest Loser. I like to cross stitch while I'm at work at the call center where I spend my days. I love to bake. I have a big black mutt that I adore, even though he's as slobbery as he is. I like to workout - it makes me feel good about myself, and in control of my life a little more. I like to spend time with my family and friends. They're the best support system someone could ask for.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but that is not the only reason I'm a member. It's just the reason I got started in the church. I went through a period in my life where I wasn't necessarily inactive (i.e. skipping out on church completely), but I definitely wasn't putting in as much effort as I could. It was after high school and before graduating college. By the end of that period I was in an on again/off again relationship that wasn't healthy for anyone involved. I felt like I was drifting, or at least just coasting through life. I thought I had some kind of direction, but I never really felt too inspired to follow it. Eventually, when the relationship hit another "off again" phase, I took the opportunity to get out, for good. While I did have to leave a lot of mutual friends behind in order to make a clean break, I knew I could always go back to church. I could tell you about the people there, and how they welcomed me with open arms, but that's not the only reason I'm a Mormon. What I gained in recommitting myself was so much more - I gained a version of myself that was more than I'd ever thought I could become. I learned that even during those times when I didn't necessarily deserve the help, the Lord was there to offer guidance and support, as long as I was willing to act to take advantage of it. The more I studied the scriptures and went to church, and infused my life with the love of the Lord, the more I saw changes, not just in myself, but in the caliber of people that I attracted to myself. The friends I made weren't better than the friends I'd left behind, but the could offer me a fellowship in the work of God that the others couldn't. They had the light of Christ within them, and that was something that I definitely couldn't get anywhere else. I'm a Mormon because I've lived my life with the Gospel being the center, and I've lived it without. After seeing the difference, I couldn't imagine living my life without again.

How I live my faith

Now that I've come back, I've been involved in so many ways. I've been a part of a group, and then in charge of that group, that planned and ran the weekly activities for our singles' group. I've taught our Family History class, helping others to discover their own genealogical roots. I visit with friends, neighbors, and other church members when they are sick, sad, or maybe just need a friend to talk to. I try to remember to that in serving others, we serve the Lord, and that I have never once looked back on helping someone in real need and wished I'd done otherwise.