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Hi I'm Tasha

Hi, I am a student studying in the field of psychology and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at an LDS school studying psychology in the hopes of one day getting my PhD and then one day helping people with their problems. I love to explore caves, play frisbee, and learn how to long board. I taught myself how to play the harmonica and ukulele, but had assistance in the guitar and piano.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church. I struggled as a youth with what I believed in and only went to church because my parents expected it of me. I hid my shortcomings and doubts from my friends and family because I did not want to appear weak. It was not until the summer before my senior year of high school when I truly found out for myself why I needed the gospel in my life. My faith helped me become stronger. I am a Mormon because I have found peace in the truth of this church.

How I live my faith

I have served as a ward missionary, activities coordinator and a family history indexer in my church. The most difficult job would have to be activities coordinator because as a student most of my time is taken up with studying and homework, but this duty I was called to perform took more effort than I was prepared to handle or so I thought. I approached doing my job as I would homework, just wanting to get it done with as little effort and time as possible, but I soon found that this would not work. An activities coordinator has the duty of finding fun things to do during the months for the people of your church building. I was over the relief society, which is the women of the church and I felt overwhelmed. I thought someone else could perform this better. It was not until one of my counselors, an older girl asked me what my goals were that I wanted to achieve through my program. It was then that I stopped looking at this as a mere annoyance but an actual duty from God. With the help of my counselors not only did I find fun activities, but ones that would help us grow as a sisterhood together in faith and friendship. We went to the local woman's shelter and helped stock the food, sang to the elderly, had a game night where we acted like children going down a slide and became very close. Having that job for a year took effort. This church is all about service and sacrifice and it was through this opportunity that I grew not only as a better member, but better as a person. I became more confident and took a leadership position that helped me further see the needs of others around me. I live my faith by serving others as my parents and grandparents taught me. I do not do the duties given to me because I feel I have to, but I now find a way to connect with them on a deeper level to help me grow. As I serve, I grow and as I grow I can then better serve my church, friends and family.