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Hi I'm Cara

I am a cat lover. I enjoy posting sticky notes on my bedroom wall, and sharing smiles with others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in a part of the world that has many stereotypes, but like most Canadians I do enjoy playing in the snow when we get it. I find myself to be a perfectionist of words when I write, whether personal or public, but I find that writing stories gives me an outlet to express myself and grow. Among the art of words, I also enjoy art in general, because there are many things in life that reflect the beauty of being human. Through hiking I can explore more perspectives, when I can find the time. I go to college, and it is difficult enough to complete all requirements of my studies, as well as working a part time job, and managing social encounters with friends and family, but it usually works out. I like to see the glass half full: I like to smile.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up having a fairly religious family. My grandparents and relatives are catholic, though I was never really raised as such. As a kid, I knew that Christ was important to my family, but I didn't know why. Even when my parents divorced, I still asked the question: Why? My father started to go to church after the divorce. I didn't see much point in going seeing as the only memories of me going to church weren't all that memorable. The deal was to go once, and if I didn't like it, then if I didn't like it, then I didn't have to go again. I felt it was fair, and I liked spending time with my father, so I went. Not being good at making new friends, I gained many new friendships, and values from going to church. In high school, I had a teacher that told me I was a 'dry mormon' because I wasn't baptised, but I was always hanging out with the mormon crowd. Two and a half years ago, I started my first year of college, and still a dry mormon. On my eighteenth birthday, I decided it was time to take the 'dry' out of the equation. My reason for waiting had to do with my parents, as one of them would not agree to my baptism, so I decided to wait and be faithful; see what would happen. It was an amazing experience, like an eternal moment in time, and I recieved the best gift that goes beyond all I have recieved. I do not see myself as a perfect person, but I see myself striving to be like to only person who was the only perfect being of his time. Jesus Christ gave us the ultimate example to live by, even if that means learning from our mistakes, or the mistakes of others. Because of the values that I obtained, and the standards I have put in place, I know that when i get married that it will not fall apart. I believe in Christ, and I know that he will strengthen me to never give up.

How I live my faith

Currently, I attend a ward for young single adults, and have a responsibility as a ward representative on the YSA council that organizes events and activities, as well as inspires others to continue faithful as we move on to the next stages of our lives. One event I look forward to every year is an annual food drive that helps our community food banks exponentially. No matter the weather, there is always dozens of young people unloading donations, organizing food, lifting heavy boxes, or making sure that there is a clear path for cars to leave the parking lot. "When you serve your fellow men, you are in the service of your God." Serving people is also one of the many things I enjoy doing, and it allows me to become closer to Christ, because this is what he taught.