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Hi I'm Kimberly

I am a [lucky] girlfriend, kindergarten teacher, and temple lover. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Spinning on tire-swings, sketching horses and dolphins, singing Disney songs, and going on field-trips are things I have loved all my life. It is through these passions that I chose to major in Early Childhood Education at Brigham Young University and am now preparing to duck, tuck, and roll into my first year as a Kindergarten teacher! If I were a shape I would be a well-rounded sphere. I have an enthusiasm for hobbies in so many subjects that I am no virtuoso in any sole talent. Piano lessons were a dud after two years of despising my theory book. In 6th grade I became attached to the keys of my family's new keyboard and have been self-taught since then. This drive for independent learning also brought me to rent a violin as a 21st birthday present! Learning the violin has been one of those dreams I thought was too high into cirrus clouds. There were so many excuses for why to wait! And yet, I saw those excuses hovering around until the day I would die. So I got a violin. My reasoning: Why wait till next year when I can start now and by next year and be bounds ahead in progressing. This can be related to any gospel attribute I am trying to improve. A hodgepodge of other hobbies: mixing spinach, strawberry smoothies, running under night skies, digging volleyballs, keeping a record of my people (journaling), cooking Pinterest recipes, getting good DI deals, the beach and mountains (all the ups and downs of life and in-between), and visiting the beautiful House of the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? I could simply say, "Because my parents were lifelong members." Or, "Because I was baptized at age 8 following my family's example." Both are true. But only partially. I am a Mormon today, as an independent twenty-one year-old because I love it. Have you ever woken up one morning with that butterfly-gut feeling because it was vacation day to Disneyland, Christmas in Hawaii, or your first day of school? When I wake up and remember the blessings I receive from being a Mormon, I get that heart-fluttering, happy feeling remembering all the blessings I receive from having a testimony of who I am, where I came from, and where I am going (and who I will be going with). The simplified 'why': because I want to be with my family for EVER. Not just my immediate family, but a family of my own. The gospel has taught me that if I live according to God's commandments and the example of His Son I can have my own family as we are promised to each other forever under the watchful eyes of God within his Holy Temple (or in other words, better than Prince Charming's castle). I love knowing that someday I can have a companion with me for eternity. ETERNITY! That's a very long time. But why desire anything less than to spend forever with the person who faithfully built a family with? And why would God, our Heavenly FATHER desire to give us anything less? We are, in fact, His beloved children.

How I live my faith

Being in a singles ward, I miss out on the joys of Primary Programs. There was always that one sunbeam in the front who could belt an operatic performance, but only to the chorus lines. Hence, another reason I chose to become a teacher and add more of God's children into my life. One benefit of this, however, is that I get to plan Ward Activities for singles to mix, mingle, and meet their eternal companions (or just make good friends). Being a member all my life, I have had the opportunity to serve in a plethora of callings from ward chorister to birthday coordinator to Sunday school teacher. Honestly, the biggest blessing has come from being able to befriend so many talented, charitable people that I met along the way. We are all children of God and I learned this truth best by serving them.