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Hi I'm Shayla

I'm an Air Force Brat and have lived all over the world. I love art and want to become an animator. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 4 brothers (3 of which are older than me) and 3 dogs. As military brats, we have moved, on average, every 2 years. My next move will be to college - this June. Since 2008, I have been working to overcome the physical limitations of Guillain-Barre syndrome - and have been succeeding. While in High School, I was president of National Honors Society. I was also a member of the Student Government Association, Key Club, Rho Kappa, Student Senate, and National Beta Club. I am a volunteer at our local library and I thoroughly enjoy it as it combines my love of reading and service. Though I can not play traditional sports, I love horsebackriding and archery. My free time is spent reading, writing, drawing, and hanging out with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith is my life. As I have encountered many trials, I have been able to grow closer to Chirst and it is only through my relationship with Him that I am the loving and caring person people often say that I am. Without this Gospel, I would surely have been lost as I would have given up all hope when I lost the use of my legs for a time. His Gospel has held me and carried me through those hard times. I have only seen blessings through being a member of this church. I know, without a doubt, that God and Christ know me personally, know my every trial, and know my dreams. They love me and will always help me through the hard and unsteady times in my life.

How I live my faith

Two of my favorite things in the whole world are service and family. I live my faith by centering my life around these principles. Time is set apart in my life to spend just with my family (such as Monday night Family Nights) and family will always come first in my eyes. Service is second. I serve each day in various ways and in various forms. A smile to a stanger, a high-five to a friend, or even a smiple word of appreciation are some of the little daily actions that I take to serve my fellow men. After all, those little actions often brighten somebody's rotten day. However, I also recognize the additional need of larger actions of service and hop on board to whatever service projects I can reasonably help to perform. Most importantly, I live the standards that are set forth by the Lord. No matter what happens, I only want to please the Lord, my God, and will do anything to make sure that I am living within those standards.