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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm an author/editor/copywriter/nanny. I love living in California. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love books, kids, being outside, and having adventures. I worked as an editor for a small publishing company right out of college and that was so cool, but I've learned that I'm not really an office job kind of person. So last year I moved back home to live in sunny California and I'm so glad to be here. I currently have a hodgepodge of jobs, including copywriting, nannying, and freelance editing. I love my life. I love living with my family and spending time with them. More interesting stuff about me: I bought a house (with my parents' help) when I was 24. I've written two published books and a few that are not published. I like riding my big pink bike. Someday I want to build my own tiny house and live in it.

Why I am a Mormon

Through prayer and patience, I have developed a personal relationship with my Savior. I know that He wants me to become the best possible version of myself, and that I can only achieve that goal by following the plans He has for my life. One part of those plans is learning more about Him and about myself. Being a member of this church allows me to do that. I am a Mormon because I believe in continued personal revelation. In other words, I believe that if I have a question, I can pray and receive a clear answer. The answers I've received from prayers in the past have confirmed my belief in Jesus Christ's divinity, my personal witness of the love that He has for each of us, and my knowledge that by following the principles of His gospel I can return to live with Him and my Heavenly Father someday. I now have a firm testimony because I have prayed and learned for myself that the words of the scriptures and of our modern-day prophets are true. One of the things I love best about this gospel is that instead of telling me what to believe or what to do or not do, the church teaches me how to find out the truth for myself so that I can make my own choices. If you find yourself wondering whether or not something is true, especially if it's something as important as religion, I hope you will think deeply about it and then ask God in prayer to tell you if it is true. I know that He loves you and wants to answer your prayers. He's just waiting for you to ask.

How I live my faith

Right now I spend time with two different congregations. My father is currently serving as the leader of one of our local groups, so I often help with the children in his congregation, teaching Sunday school lessons or playing with the littlest ones in the nursery. When I'm not doing that, I attend a specific church group with other young single adults in their twenties. I've made some really good friends in that congregation, and I love that they have so many activities planned for us throughout the week. For example, every Tuesday evening those who are interested meet for a gospel study class. And typically there are weekend activities or service projects almost every week. I'm interested in researching my family history, so I've taken advantage of some of our church's tools for doing that. I'm also involved in entering names from old government records into a searchable online database so that others can find their ancestors more easily. Our church is almost entirely run by volunteers so everyone gets to help out in different ways. In the past, I've taught lessons on a regular basis, been a secretary for the women's group, served on various committees, planned parties, and coordinated service projects.