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Hi I'm Candy

I grew up in California and am a single woman with a career in upper level management. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single, never married woman with a career in executive management. I have had many phases of my life, including a stretch of about 18 years when I didn't attend church. Love music, and have played piano since I was six. Currently, I live with my two large dogs, am training for a triathlon, and am just generally trying to survive the stresses of life. Right now, I am going through the throes of dating, hoping to find that guy with whom I click and to whom I can commit. That's not much different than millions of women all over the world...

Why I am a Mormon

When I was growing up, my parents did not attend church with us. My mother was of another faith, and my father was an agnostic (raised Mormon). My dad told us that when we were eighteen, we could choose whether to attend...I chose to stop attending. During the next twelve years, I noticed a slowly growing feeling of emptiness - a feeling that I needed to belong somewhere. This was odd, since I am an incredibly independent, self-sufficient person. I still had conversations with my Creator several times a day, but only sporadically attended services (usually NOT Mormon services). Finally, a coworker of mine started talking about church. She was a life-long Mormon. I realized, when she spoke about the gospel, that this was the thing that I had been missing (another very odd revelation for me, since I didn't enjoy going when I was young!). I decided to attend church again - and BANG. There it was, this feeling that I was where I needed to be and that what I was hearing was the truth. Now, I cannot imagine my life without my faith and without the Church. Being Mormon grounds me and helps me to be a better person.

How I live my faith

Just like so many people across the world, all I do on a daily basis is try to be a better person. I try to think about what Christ taught, and to live my life honorably. I don't always succeed, and often, I am so human it makes me want to scream! Yet, I always feel His presence near, and can talk to Him at any time. I try to be nice and to help others, and when I am wrong, own that. I have held several callings in the Church - many of them music (I mentioned that I've played the piano since I was six). But, my favorite calling was in the children's organization - the Primary - where I taught the 4 year olds (Sunbeams). It was like going to church and playing for two hours - they just made me laugh. REALLY, I did try to interweave "be nice to one another" and "God created the sun and the moon" in between playing Duck Duck Goose... However, now I must have more decorum - I teach adult Sunday School. It's a bit humbling, because I swear, I will read the manual as I prepare to teach and I think, "Why is this the first time in my life I'm hearing this?" This year, it's the NEw Testament. I love the New Testament, and am very excited to study Revelations. Next year, I teach about the Book of Mormon and I'm a little nervous: there are many people in my class that are far more versed on this book (I call it the BOM, pronounced, "bomb") and so this will be intimidating. Hmmm....me thinks that I shall be relying on the power of prayer.