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Hi I'm Stephanie

I write everything from music to stories, I love the sport of jump rope, I can't go a day without laughing, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to travel, I love to learn, and I love to share my excitement about these things with anyone interested to know. I've made many friends across the world through the sport of jump rope. I've been jump roping since age 8, and I love everything about it from competing to performing and especially teaching others (usually the most adorable little kids) the tricks and skills that first made me choose jump rope. I spend a lot of time with writing and music. I earned a 4-year degree in English and creative writing. I started learning to play the piano and violin at a young age, then later began teaching myself the guitar. Putting words and music together is a favorite way of mine to spend time. I work at the county hospital as a unit secretary. I spend my days making sure doctors' orders are taken care of, encouraging the nurses who run around all day and assisting them whenever I can. I hope never to go a day without laughing, and that is something very much ingrained in my family. We make jokes–-witty, cheesy, and so unfunny that they end up funny––and enjoy every minute of it. Laughter is sometimes the one thing that helps turn a stressful, crumby day into a day of moments I don't want to forget.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home that was Mormon, and I don't think until I was in college I realized what that truly means to me. In fact, I'm discovering more and more everyday how strongly I feel about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have chosen to be a member of this church not because I was persuaded or forced to by my parents or Sunday school teachers, but because the principles that this church teaches are good and wholesome and testify of God and His Son. Nowhere else have I understood God's plan for us so well. Nowhere else have I felt so strongly that something is inherently right. No matter what may happen in the world, be it good or bad, no matter what may change, I know that The Book of Mormon is an inspired book testifying of the divinity of Jesus Christ. I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led through revelation from God today and that He guides us through His servants the prophets, because there are living prophets today. God does not leave His children alone without a way to talk to Him. God does not ignore the prayers of His children anymore than a loving parent ignores an injured boy or girl. I live this gospel because God is real, He is my Heavenly Father, and He has not given up on me. So why would I give up on Him?

How I live my faith

I am involved with my church group. I help provide music before and after meetings to help invite the Spirit and peace into the hearts of those attending. We teach each other through classroom discussion and the sharing of our own experiences. In addition to this, I live my faith very much by example. I try to give people a reason to smile. I talk to those who are shy to speak but know they have something to say. I listen when people have something exciting or something sad they need to voice. I try to offer a spiritual lift to my friends (many times via Facebook) no matter which church they are a member of. I'm not embarrassed to avoid media that makes me uncomfortable, and in fact I feel better when I do things or don't do them because of how they affect me instead of because I'm worried what other people will think of me. The courage to live my faith is the same courage it takes to be who I want to be.