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Hi I'm Catie

I'm a college student. I'm studying Creative Writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love writing. A lot. (Yes, I know that's not proper grammar). I'm studying Creative Writing at college right now, and one day I'll actually get something published. Hmm...what else about me? I'm currently learning Japanese, although I'm still not very good at it, I'm liking it a lot. One day I hope I'll be able to use it, maybe even go to Japan for a while. As for my family, I'm not married yet, and don't plan to be for a good while. I want to live my life a little before settling down. I want to go places before I get married. There's so many places I want to travel to, but sadly, I'm operating on a college student's budget. I'm thinking about traveling abroad, but we'll see what happens. And now I'm just rambling...I'm always bad at these "about me" things...I don't really know what else to say...I'm an active Mormon, along with most of my family, but we live in Utah, so that's not that uncommon. Not that I want to downplay the Church in my life. I love it more than anything, and I would give up anything to keep it in my life. It's made me who I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was born a Mormon...but honestly, that's not why I'm still a Mormon. I've doubted the Gospel plenty of times in my life, but no matter when I do, something shows me that it's true. I'm still young, I'll admit that. But that doesn't mean my beliefs are weak. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church with all my heart. It's shown to me in the littlest things, everywhere I go. It's told to me by the Holy Spirit whenever I pray for guidance, help, or strength. The reason I am a Mormon is because I know that it's what I'm supposed to be, it's what the Lord wants me to be. There is nothing else I'd rather be.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm in a ward full of students, and I'm the secretary in charge of the woman. I work with three other girls, all college students, to help the sisters in our ward to the best of our abilities. We try to comfort the sad whenever possible, as well as try to ease the burdens of those sisters in our ward. I'll be the first to admit we're not perfect, and sometimes we don't do all that we can, but we do try. We help organize activities, which include both gospel meetings and fun activities. We try to do something fun at least once a month for the girls--from crafts to dinner dates. I love most of my calling--the one thing that I need to get over is calling people over the telephone (It's something that I've disliked for my entire life). But I love each of the girls in the ward--each time one gets engaged, or wins a competition, or even has a birthday, I feel so happy for them. Each time one suffers, I want to help them to my fullest capacity. Honestly, at the end of this school year--in a few months--I'll be released for this calling and return to my home ward for the summer, and I'll miss this ward I'm in now. But I love my home ward too--and I know as soon as I get back, I'll be swarmed with questions about college and life up here. I know the people there love me, just as I love the people in my current ward. That's the basis for living my faith, I guess, loving and being loved back--unconditionally. I know many people (as well as myself) need to work on the unconditional part, but as I journey through life, I hope to become as Christ-like in my love as I can.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Catie
The Word of Wisdom is a commandment to us to keep our bodies healthy, as well as our mind. It states that we shouldn't drink coffee, caffeinated tea, or alcohol. It also states we shouldn't use tobacco or illegal drugs. Other than that, it just gives some pretty obvious advice: don't sleep too long, eat right, etc. Show more Show less