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Hi I'm Brooke Arrington

I'm a marketer, runner, sewer, fashion-enthusiast, traveler and foodie. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA (GO STEELERS), and attended college at BYU. Since then, I have been very fortunate to move to Chicago for my career in public relations. At my job, I get to work with the local and national media, social media and even our corporate sponsorships. I love every minute of it — even when I'm waking up at 3:00 a.m. for a video shoot. In my free time, I enjoy being active — running, yoga, pilates and lifting. I'm always finding something to keep me busy, whether its sewing, reading, blog hunting, or traveling, I'm always on the go.

Why I am a Mormon

I've never felt such strength nor peace in my life than when I am attending church or reading the scriptures. Life knocks us all down, and we search for answers. There have been so many times in my life when things aren't working out, and I turn to the internet and self-help books for answers. While those things may help me get through the next hour, nothing has provided me with a lasting peace like this Church has. I draw such strength from knowing I have a Father in Heaven who loves and accepts me despite my imperfections. He knows my name, what I ate for breakfast and what will make me happy. He has everything that I worry about figured out, and if I pray for help, I know he is there to guide me. Having that knowledge has helped me to be happy, even during my hardest trials.

How I live my faith

I love the quote: "Live in such a way that people who know you but don’t know Christ will want to know Christ because they know you." I think that's so powerful. As much as I would love to be outgoing enough to tell everyone I know how much I love this Church, sometimes it's enough to try to be a little better — to be a little nicer, to lend a helping hand. So, in my life, I live the gospel by stopping and thinking "what would Jesus do?" in situations that I don't feel equipped to handle. I think we all strive to become better people in this life, and I think Christ has provided the perfect example for us to follow. I've noticed such a change in my life and those around me when I try harder to be like Him.