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Hi I'm Taylor

Im from Idaho. I'm a musican. I'm a mormon.

About Me

Hi, i'm Taylor. I was born and raised in mostly good ole' Idaho. I say mostly because my family and I moved a number of times when I was a child. In fact, I was born in a place in Idaho that we only lived for a few months. But hey, I'm not complaining. It's a pretty place! I visited it just last year for a statewide singing event i participated in during my senior year of high school. It was a blast! I love music! That's probably one of the most important things you should know about me. I remember being just a little boy, listening, singing, bobbing my head, and dancing to all kinds of songs that would come up on the radio when driving with my family. Over the years, I suppose Music has guided me to places where I have felt like I can be myself, or rather God has guided me, through the Music. Besides Music, I love to discover, and do many other things as well. I have always enjoyed drawing pictures of cartoons, ideas, and inventions in my mind. I enjoy playing basketball, soccer, and running. You can probably tell I like to run. I did cross country in high school and I would joke with my friends who did other sports, that my sport was their sports' punishment. None of them could deny it! Although it didn't get me any more credit for doing the sport I did other than maybe a few laughs. But that brings up another thing I love to do. I enjoy so much to make people laugh and laugh with them. I love more than anything to laugh with my family and friends and enjoy life with them.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I always remembered my mom making sure that the Church was an important part of my life. She would try to take us every day. My father had a harder time coming. For a while they were separated. It was so hard. I wanted my parents and my family to be happy and I was taught from church, even at my young age, that "families [could] be together forever through heavenly fathers plan". That faith kept me going, and with time and prayers my parents were able to reunite. I knew God loved my family. Time went on, I entered the high school world and started to forget this love. I didn't feel like I had any friends in the school I was in. I searched for some way to feel the emptiness inside of me. I fell victim to an addiction. I thought it filled the void, but it gave me only brief moments of satisfaction, then loneliness. I didn't have the same attitude about life. I knew I had to change, but how? I felt I couldn't talk to anyone. It seemed everyone was too busy for me. But then I remembered God's love for me as a little child. I prayed at that moment with more conviction than I had felt in a long time. That conviction stuck with me and drove me to talk to my parents and bishop and to confess and forsake the sin that had been swallowing up my life. I was able to feel forgiveness through Jesus Christ. I decided to read The Book of Mormon all the way through for the first time. It illuminated my mind, and touched my heart. I know it is another true testament of Christ.

How I live my faith

For the past few years, I have developed a greater sense of care for those around me. Whether in my family, in my community, or at my church. After I got involved in a youth coalition in my community, and was surrounded by people my age who wanted to help others, I really had the opportunity to see the pure love of Christ in every day people I interacted with and worked with. The world all the sudden, wasn't such an unfamiliar place that I had to drag myself through everyday. It was beautiful and happy because the love of Christ is a gift that keeps on giving to everyone. It was like wiping away some dust from my eyes that had built up over time and hazed my view on people and the world. It made me realize that although there is much evil in the world, there is so much good in it as well, if we look for it. It helped me understand, that I could make a difference in the world with my faith in Jesus Christ, simply by following his example and shedding that light on others by how I choose to live. From there, It was like having a breath of fresh air, and feeling like I could be more than I thought I could be. I began to actually feel confident and happy to be apart of church callings. I realized that as long as I centered my life around Christ. His light would radiate from me, and guide me to where i'm supposed to be. I live my life through faith in Christ. I live my faith, by following his commandments.