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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a performer. I read out loud for fun. I'm a blissfully married mother of three. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of three very smart and emotional children. I've been married for ten years to a super handsome, loving and funny husband. I love to sing, act, do theater, and teach other people to use their talents. I know a lot of useless trivia about movies, actors and basically anything to do with the entertainment industry. I enjoy the work of Joss Whedon. I read a lot, and quickly. I enjoy history, literature, fantasy, watching my husband play soccer and the Xbox Kinect. I watch documenteries on Ice and Volcanoes for fun. I like going on drives and baking cookies. I enjoy gardening VERY much. I LOVE going on adventures with my kids. I am the historian of my family and am very big on journal-keeping. I truly love learning new things and trying new things. I have an uncomfortable relationship with food. I am passionate and have a tendancy to put off people with my direct manner of communicating. But words and I are friends. Communication is something I DO.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon at the age of 14, prayed to know if it was true and felt that it was. Since that time I have lived my life by the guidlines taught by the LDS Church leaders and as found in the scriptures the gospel taught by Jesus Christ. And I'm happy. Sure I dance with depression and struggle with anxiety, but at my core I am happy. And living a life of love, service and in pursuit of joy works for me. I'm a Mormon because I believe that the Book of Mormon is scripture and was revealed divinely to Joseph Smith, who was a prophet. I have tested this religion by living it and finding that WITH it, I am stronger, happier and more able. Without it, I struggle in despair and fear.

How I live my faith

I am pretty talented. I was taught young that "if you are ever asked to perform in or for the church, you say yes and Heavenly Father will help you do it. And you'll be blessed elsewhere." I have found this to be true and currently lead the Choir. I pick the music and try to encourage others who are not as comfortable sharing their talents to enjoy what awesomeness they have to offer. I have in the past taught younger kids, and for three years lead the music for the children. That was fun. You know how a song get's stuck in your head sometimes? What about those times that you are struggling and lyrics from a familiar song suddenly crop up in your mind like an old friend offering advice or support? I felt like I was helping do that for the kids. Teaching them songs so that years in the future, maybe as they watch a friend struggle or see bullying, in their minds they hear a primary song like, "If you don't walk as some people do, some people walk away from you. But I won't; I won't! I'll walk with you, I'll talk with you and that's how I'll show my love for you!" So basically I am involved in music in one capacity or another. And thank heaven, because it validates all my hard work in learning and practicing my talents over the years. Like Heavenly Father is saying, "You've got a good handle on what I've given you to work with. Good job! Now go encourage others!" It's a good feeling. Huh...so I guess I live my faith basically with music and creative expression.