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Hi I'm Aimee Johansen

I'm a runner, an adventure hunter, a glass blower, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a junior in college studying the new field of Biohumanities, I enjoy spending time running all over the mountain trails above my home and enjoy the challenge of training for marathons. I'm passionate about trying new things--from tasting foods like scorpion to attempting activities like tai chi and puppeteering. The scorpion was actually pretty good--I had two helpings. On the weekends I like to go for walks and laugh with my family because they are so goofy. It's my dream to someday become a teacher for high school teens and hopefully make a difference there, a kind of payback for those who helped me. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be an explorer in the jungle, so hopefully that experience is still on it's way. My idea of an afternoon well spent would be a solid Ultimate Frisbee game followed by indulging in a good book. My favorite book is called The Phantom Tolbooth, which was written for fourth graders but I still love it to this day. I generally see life as one grand adventure!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is who's directing this church. I can feel his loving guidance as I try to live according to Mormon standards. Whenever I take steps of faith--reading the Book of Mormon, praying, and going to church, I feel peace and comfort inside. It's a pretty awesome thing to know you are working with Christ (who has all compassion and understanding) to become better. It just feels right.

How I live my faith

Each morning I start the day with prayer--it gives me a boost for tackling the rest of the day. An average day is full of the life of a college student: full of classes, work, studying, and squeezing in a little socializing here and there. It's a busy time, but I make sure to take at least a few minutes and read from the Book of Mormon, which gives me direction and strength to carry on. I also try to help out the people I bump into in whatever ways I can, which is always something to be improved on. Sundays are a welcome break in the week. A day of rest is SO welcome for a busy college student! I spend it going to church, visiting with family, and catching up on journal writing or letters. Overall, living my religion is pretty basic stuff, but I know it gives me some pretty amazing support to do things I wouldn't be able to do alone.