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Hi I'm Brittany

I grew up in California. I cry in Adam Sandler movies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from BYU in Early Childhood Education and am using the full extent of that degree in my job as an office manager for a real estate broker in downtown Salt Lake City. I grew up in southern California where I developed an immense appreciation for good weather and consequently have been arduously in love with each and every one of the sun's fickle appearances as I have become a denizen of Utah over the last ten years. These are a few of my favorite things (in no particular order): tacos, The Rolling Stones, clean sheets, writing, mafia movies, Nina Simone, the beach, dictionaries, outdoor (OK fine and indoor) concerts, my Grandpa, singing, The Bluth Family, antique stores, Vincent van Gogh, stained glass windows, and The Sound of Music. I have high hopes of becoming a very interesting woman someday.

Why I am a Mormon

In wanting to know our own truth, we often seek out countless avenues and choose the one whose journey provides the most remarkable kaleidoscope of self-discovery. I am a Mormon because being so has brought me closest to the truth that accentuates the parts of me I most want to develop. It provides direction for the kind of woman that I want to be and how I want my life to feel. The pure goodness that I have felt in engaging in the spirit of the gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me a peace and an introspection that cannot be matched by any other person, place or thing. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has made my life "full": meaningful, purposeful, hopeful. My life, though radiant most of the time, has certainly had it's aphotic moments. And though those moments have been debilitatingly trying at times, my testimony of the Savior and my trust in Him has been the ladder that has allowed me to climb out of that darkness. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ is the benefactor for every good thing I can claim. I have always commended myself on being a highly adept "imaginist", but even I do not care to imagine what my life would be like without the anchoring sustainability and direction that is my belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ. It provides a hope most abiding in a world where so much can be transitory.

How I live my faith

There is painting of Christ by Minerva Tiechert called "Christ In a Red Robe." A small print of this lovely work sits on my dresser and silently reminds me each morning that I want to be found among His believers. So, I pray, and I study the things that I know will help me tune my spirit to be rhythmic with the direction that will lead me to where He is. I have the opportunity to be a part of a service committee in my demographic branch of the Church. It is not in my nature to think of others before I think of myself, and I have found so much fulfillment with this opportunity to extend myself to others in a way that is not instinctual for me but is a way that Christ defined His life. Members of the Mormon church are encouraged to seek after things that are lovely, or good of report, or praiseworthy. Ever bounteous that our planet is, this task is not a difficult one; there is beauty to be found everywhere. Whether I am reverenced by the majesty of mountain ranges or the illusive expanses of the ocean, whether I find solemnity nested in pages of books or evoked through pieces of art, or woven within melodies, whether I find peace under branches of trees or inside of stained glass cathedrals, I know that all beautiful things and the feelings they awaken are expressions of Heaven. I love that when I choose to seek after these things, they make me feel closer to my Maker, which is then one step closer to the destination I am seeking. Vincent van Gogh once said, "I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart", and I think that encapsulates how I feel about living my faith. I draw near to beautiful things to draw near to Christ.