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Hi I'm Cicely

I'm a wife, graduate student, pianist, & aspiring behavior analyst. I love dessert, books, & organization. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a wife and a graduate student, my life is pretty busy. The dishes don't get done near as much as they should. Chances are, if they are done, my husband (who is also a student) did them. It seems like we are always going to or coming from somewhere. I am studying behavior analysis, and hope to graduate with my master's degree in the next year. Behavior analysis is my passion - it's what I think about when I don't have to think about anything. I particularly love helping clients who have severe behavior problems. It is so satisfying to help people change for the better. I love making and eating desserts. My mom taught me to bake, and I'll always be indebted to her. I've dabbled in cake decorating and candy making, but I always come back to quick treats like cookies. YUM! I have a collection of books that is too large for our school-sized apartment. I love the smell of an old book and the feel of turning the page. There aren't many better ways to rejuvenate the mind than reading a good book. If I had all of the time in the world, I would create organizational systems for everything I own. My books would resemble a library. The food in my freezer and pantry would be like a grocery store. Every item would have home. In reality, what I love and care about most isn't my career or my hobbies or quirks, but my family and my faith. There isn't anything that can beat spending time with family and learning more about the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but that is not why I am a Mormon. I believe all people possess some religious truth that they cannot deny. When I decided that I needed to find truth, independent of my upbringing, I stripped my beliefs down to their core. I came to a truth that I could not deny. God lives and he loves me. As I refined and rebuilt my faith around that single truth, I discovered that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints complemented and completed my faith.

How I live my faith

A friend once told me that she wanted to find a religion that wasn't just an ideal, but one that could penetrate every part of her life. Like her, I want my faith to influence not just what I think and feel, but what I do and who I am. I can't claim that I am perfect, but I try each day to make the Gospel a larger piece of my life. Like many other people, I take time to study and ponder what my beliefs should be. Then, I apply those beliefs to my actions.