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Hi I'm Karmee

I live in Washington. I am a college student. I love writing, music, and art. I choose to be who I am. I'm a Mormon!!

About Me

I am a senior in college, studying Creative and Professional writing with a bit of ceramics and sculpture on the side. School can be pretty stressful, but I love learning, especially about things that really interest me. I hope, eventually, to be a published author, but that is a long way off, I think... Along with my writing, I also love music, of all sorts. Adele, Linkin Park, Smashing Pumpkins, The Eagles, Styx, Boston, Imagine Dragons, and a new band on the scene Goodnight Argent are just a few of the bands I love to listen to. Not only do I love listening, I love making music myself. I am a percussionist and also play piano. I have a guitar and have had a few lessons and plan on making that a priority sometime in the future. I love to sing, though I have never had any lessons... My mother nags at me often to try to get me to take some, and maybe I will someday. You never know, right? I have a pretty large family. I am the third of five children. Four girls and one boy, who is the youngest. I love them all dearly, though we had our scuffles growing up.

Why I am a Mormon

I could say that I am a Mormon because my parents raised me in this church and I was simply following their lead, but that is not true. It may have been that way for me when I was younger, but I have had to grow up, and you can not lean on the testimonies of those around you and expect your own testimony to grow strong enough to stand on its own. Yes, I am a Mormon, and a lot of that has to do with the example of my parents and even my older siblings. But the truth of the matter is, I am a Mormon because I choose to be a Mormon. We have all been gifted with Free Agency, the right to choose for ourselves how we will live our lives. I know that this church is true, and that it contains the living gospel of Jesus Christ. No, I am not perfect. Far from it, in fact. But I love this Gospel. I completes me and everything else in my life. I have no doubt that without it, my life, and the lives of my family and many of my dear friends would be very different. Darker and lonelier and never fully complete. All I can do is strive to the greatest of my abilities to follow Christ's example and live life to it's fullest. And for me, life would never be full without the Gospel. I am a Mormon because I choose to be.

How I live my faith

I am by no means a perfect person, and that includes my membership in the church. I have had a hard time in the past doing the small things, like visiting teaching, but I find when that happens, the Lord blesses me with even more responsibility. I have served in the presidency for the women's group twice already, even though I have only been old enough to attend for four years. I love serving my fellow sisters. Along with callings in the presidency, I have had a couple opportunities as a teacher, which I loved, though sometimes it was quite overwhelming. Often times I was teaching a room full of older and wiser women than myself. When that did happen, it just made it all the more clear that the lessons I was teaching were for me much more that the people I was teaching. I learned so much that way. Because of my interest and talents in music, I have had the opportunity to serve in that capacity as well. I have been the ward choir pianist and the ward music director, which was just a great calling for me. I do love music, after all. With all of these callings, I have tried my best to let the Lord guide me in magnifying my calling, doing my best, knowing that by His Grace, He will make up the difference.