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Hi I'm Alyssa

From my native Colorado, I'm a BYU student studying Nutrition. I love my husband, college, and the holidays.

About Me

I was born in Provo (basically Mormon capital of Utah), and am now back for school at BYU studying Nutrition, with hopes of going to grad school for Public Health. Most of the time in between was spent in Colorado. You can't grow up in Colorado (or have my Dad as a Father) and leave having never been skiing, hiking, or camping. I love being outdoors. I played lacrosse in high school, and still play now and then. I sing all the time at home, and try to go for a run or get to the gym when I can. And holidays, I love them. Snow on a Christmas morning and Christmas music especially. I got married this past June, and it's been the happiest thing of my life. I'm only 20 so call me crazy, but I sure feel like it's been my smartest decision. But this was never in the books. I told everyone growing up that 26 was the earliest I was getting married, and that I was going to travel the world and get a career beforehand. Oops. He was such a good deal I couldn't pass him up.

Why I am a Mormon

Truth brings joy. The more truth you know and understand, and the more you live your life by it, the more full your joy will be. God is the ultimate source of truth and light. As I have learned more of Him and His gospel, I have felt joy that is indescribable. This church is true! And it gives me a way to practice truth, and to live it the best I can. The more I live it, the more I love it. I've seen the Lord's hand in my life many times, and the feelings that come from it are indescribable.Those experiences are undeniable, and they are the experiences I hold most dear and closest to my heart. Those experiences are the consequences of an accumulation of a lot of things. And I would love to tell you more about them.

How I live my faith

I have a hard time not having a full heart when it comes to people. I love their beautiful potential and their good hearts. I read a quote once that said: "Love is not blind. It sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less." I believe this completely. I believe love comes first. I've noticed that as I choose to love the people around me, even before I get to know them, the more able I am to move past the things I may not admire, and cherish only the good. They might not consider themselves as "good," but if I see it, I might help them see the same. I've been blessed so many times in my life because of this. Currently I help with the ladies in our ward. Each month, every woman gets visited by two other sisters. Every woman visits and gets visited. I help make sure this happens. And if anyone needs help, we make sure to round up some members to get her the help she needs. It really is amazing how many lives I've seen blessed because of this. If there's one thing LDS members know, it's organization. And this type of organization touches many lives, and I gotta say I love seeing it happen.