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Hi I'm Hailey

I've lived in 8 states and 2 countries. I love traveling and listening to different people's stories. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was about 12, I moved for the first time across the country. Since then, my circumstances have caused me to move at least every year and a half. Some of those times I couldn't even take more than a suitcase with me. It's made me think about what I truly need in life. My family is the most precious thing in the world to me, but I've had to learn to stand on my own two feet, and discovered that the one thing that I can always take with me and rely on is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through developing a relationship with the Savior, I have a perfect example of how to not just survive in life, but to thrive and how to grow wherever I am planted.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I believe in Jesus Christ, and want to be like Him. I know that I'm imperfect and weak, but the Savior provides a way for me to be whole and eternally happy. The feeling that I get from understanding the doctrine and love of Jesus Christ is so real and pure, that it makes everything else in this world feel artificial in comparison. It's hard to describe, but it's the one true reality that I feel, and instills a desire within me to share that same happiness with others.

How I live my faith

I remember as a young child, seeing my friends do things that I wasn't allowed to do. I didn't fully understand, but trusted my parents when they taught me that it would be for my benefit. As I grew older, I began to learn and have my perspective widened as to why I need to keep the commandments. I related to the gospel in the same way someone would who wanted to become a concert pianist. They have the choice...either they can go after their goal, or they can choose not to. But if they wanted to reach their desire of becoming a talented and skilled pianist, there are certain sacrifices they would have to make. For example, they wouldn't be able to participate in certain activities that might impair or injure the use of their hands. Or they would have to refrain from being excessively idle, because time was a commodity that needed to be utilized for practice. It's the same concept with the guidelines and commandments that I have in my life...if I want to reach my highest potential and become the best person I can possibly be, then I have to choose to put in the effort, restraint, and sacrifice in order to become the person who I want to be.