Hi I'm Katie Jacobson
I attend BYU. I pretend to be funny. I have a curious amount of energy. I love basically everything. And I'm a Mormon!!
I love life and most things in it. Singing, running, laughing, eating, dancing (folk dance: it's the best!), learning, fluting, eating, playing sports (ultimate frisbee: it's also the best!), EATING, sleeping, chatting, cooking, walking, wrestling, reading, mathing, hiking, trying new things, making new friends, challenging myself, and being happy. I believe being happy is a choice, and it becomes easy through finding joy in the little things: a crunchy leaf, peanut butter on banana, good hair days, being a goofball, pretty sunsets. There is so much good in the world! You find what you look for.
Though I was born into a Mormon family, I didn't always know it was true. Around the age of 12 was when I really dug deep into myself, knowing that eventually I'd have to stop relying on other people's testimonies and get one of my own. So I prayed. And I prayed. And I prayed, and I prayed, and I prayed. It took a while to recognize that I was getting my answer all along--I knew it was true. I had come to know bit by bit, line upon line, until I finally realized that even though I never got a meteoric, awe-inspiring thunderclap of an answer, I still had received an answer. And that feeling of quiet calm, peace, and joy is one that I can never deny.
My faith is an integral part of who I am! The knowledge I have of Christ's restored Gospel has shaped my understanding of life and is why I can find joy and good in everything. The Gospel has made me SO happy, in fact, that I'm devoting 18 months of my life to sharing it with complete strangers! I have been called to serve in the Idaho Pocatello Mission, and I'm loving every second of it! In giving myself to the Lord and His Gospel, I received so much in return. I have witnessed miracles within me and around me, and I have seen God's hand so much in myself, it's almost unfair! Studying, learning, serving, eating, sleeping, BREATHING the Gospel.... and I've never felt happier!! There are many reasons why serving a mission is amazing--blessings for my family now, for my future family, and for myself, for a deeper understanding of the Gospel, etc. But the main reasons I'm here are 1. to share the indescribable joy I feel every day with others, and 2. for my Savior. He has done so much for me... this is the least I can do.