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Hi I'm Miranda

I volunteer at a local Veterinary Clinic. I wake up at 5:30 to attend seminary. I'm 17 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in 5 different states. The longest I've stayed in one spot is 5 years (where I'm currently at) and I am taking control over my own life. I'm currently in my Junior year or high school, but I've become exhausted with the school system. As a result, I'm dropping out, getting my GED this summer, and enrolling in a Junior College in the Fall. Over the past couple of years I've had the opportunity to volunteer at a local Veterinary clinic and I've developed a passion for that line of work. This summer I will be applying for a paid position, but if I don't get it I'll most likely continue working as a volunteer. One of the greastest people in my life, outside my family, is a single lady who lives just down the road. She joined the church 8 years ago, fell away for a short time, and is now on the road to Baptism once more. She is truly a special part of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life I've been taught the Gospel. Many people like me lean on their parent's testimonies until they gain their own or follow their own path. This was true for me as well. I knew that it was true, but I wound up feeling a little restricted, so to speak. There are so many things in my life that can keep me on the straight and narrow, but it wasn't until I took a huge leap into the unknown darkness in the world that I can running back and really clung to what I'd been taught. That leap was scary and I hate that I let myself take it, but I feel it was what I needed to truly realize and fully understand this gospel. I fully learned that no matter what sin I commit, there is a way back to the paths of righteosness. No matter what I've faced or had to live through, there is a light in the darkness. The joy I feel from that knowlege is overwhelming and wonderful. I wouldn't give it up for anything the world has to offer. There is a purpose for every trial, whether it comes from our own actions or whether its something else, and we can overcome every hurdle and reap the blessings that follow.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned before, I volunteer at a local Veterinary clinic. I try my best to be a friend to everyone I meet and I've learned that some people have betered themselves after knowing me. I leap on any opportunities to help others that I get and have a blast volunteering. I've learned that there is a unique difference in doing chores at home and doing the same task somewhere else to help someone. I've mainly learned this from my work at the Vet clinic. People don't really think about all the cleaning that needs to be done at a veterinary clinic. Working there I learned that they have laundery full of towels, padding and surgery gowns that is running all day every day. Every morning food and water dishes and kitty litter bins are changed and the dirty ones have to be washed and put away. The floors have to be swept and mopped at the end of each day, and the counters are constantly needing cleaned. The cages are also cleaned after being used, no matter how long the pet was in there. Its a lot of work and its very similar to tasks in the home. The difference is, I enjoy it when I'm helping them do it. I enjoy doing tedious work if its going to help someone else in the long run. Its insane, but I love it.