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Hi I'm Kalicia

I am a Scottish Highland Dancer, a singer, an aspiring ukulele player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. I was lucky to grow up in Vancouver, which is a beautiful city, even though it does seem to rain most of the time. I have been blessed with a wonderful family: including myself, my wonderful parents, my two brothers, and a crazy dog. Growing up I became very involved with, and competitive in, Scottish Highland Dancing; which is not the same as Irish Dancing, we don't get to wear the big, fun wigs. In addition to a love for highland dancing, I love music! I love to sing, and although I am classically trained, I enjoy all kinds of music, especially ABBA. I am a student at Brigham Young University with a major in Communications, and a minor in music. At BYU I am blessed to be a part of the Folk Dance Ensemble and the Women's Chorus, which keep me busy, but also allow me to do what I love. I am a bit of a nerd. I love Harry Potter, and basically anything BBC. I am a big fan of chocolate, macarons, and Thai food. One of my dreams is to become a ballerina, which will prove difficult as I only took one year of ballet, but you've got to aim high, right?

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I attended church with my family every Sunday, and I always loved it. However, as I got older I realized that I had to decide for myself why I was a Mormon. I wanted to know that the church was true for myself, and I sought for the answers by reading The Book of Mormon. When I first finished the book I prayed about it. I did not receive any life changing feelings or thoughts, but I knew that it was true; that felt right. I love the Savior, and I have had many experiences where I have seen his hand in my life. I know that he loves me, and all his children. I know that he died for me, was resurrected, and lives today. I am so grateful for this knowledge, and the guidance it has provided in my life. Being a Mormon does not mean that my life is always easy, but the happiness and peace it brings me always surpasses the difficult times.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday, in what I do and say. I am not perfect, but I try to pray to my Heavenly Father each day, and read from the scriptures. For me, reading the scriptures was difficult because the language was so different, and it is sometimes hard to understand. However, I have come to love the scriptures. I still do not understand everything, but I have come to know my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I have a great desire to become like him. I know my Savior loves me, and I try to live my life in a way that I can show my love for him. I grew up in a small ward, but I always tried to be involved. At one time I was asked to be the choir director in my ward. I was sixteen at the time, and this was very scary for me. I did not feel like I knew what to do, and I was very nervous to lead the choir. This was a great learning experience for me, and an experience where I was able to stretch myself. I am currently preparing to serve a mission in Washington D.C., where I will be serving and teaching people about Jesus Christ. I am very excited for this opportunity I have to share my beliefs and what I love.