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Hi I'm Katie

Music is my life. I am a college student who loves to write and blog. I am a full-time fan-girl. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent convert, but my conversion was a long process. After twenty minutes at the Mesa Visitor's Center on March 12, 2011, I wanted to be baptized. But being a minor, I had to wait a long time. By the time I moved to my university, I was about set to set a date. Finally, after twenty months waiting, I was baptized on November 03, 2012. Ever since, my life has been wonderful. I am studying psychology. My dream is to counsel traumatized children. I had a hard life growing up, dealing with many trials that I still struggle with even too this day. I had hit rock bottom several times, and because of this, I was close to making irreversible choices. But after finding the gospel, I was able to turn my life around. My trials have helped build me up and make me stronger and inspired me to do what I want to do with my life. I am a musician. I have sung in choir since I was a little girl and I have played the cello for five years. I am a very big fan-girl. I enjoy reading and rereading the entire Harry Potter and Hunger Games series. And because I am a write, I have started two fan fictions for them. I also have about a dozen other books in the works, some closer than others to being finished. I love to write books and I hope someday I can publish my works. I also am a blogger. I have started a blog that has received a lot of positive response and helps people in need. I started it for people who have been through situations I have that have been hard- particularly on the heart.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was sixteen, I was in a very rough stage in my life. A few months prior to my decision to be baptized, I was misdiagnosed and told I only had a few months to live. I was completely devastated. But I decided not to tell anyone, out of fear. I was completely overwhelmed by many things: the lost of some very loved people in my life, moving out of an abusive household, struggling with my junior year of high school, and of course, being sick. But the fact that I suddenly had an expiration date was the final straw. However, a month before I decided I wanted to be baptized, I met with a friend of mine in front of the school library. She had known something was wrong, and it was then that I broke down and told her. After a lot of tears, she told me she had something she wanted to give me. The next day, she gave me a gift: her very own copy of the Book of Mormon and a CD of spiritual songs. For a month, I listened to the music (because I wasn't ready to read the Book of Mormon yet). That is what softened my heart. So the day I went to the Visitor's Center, I walked in. And the moment I did, for the first time ever, I felt whole and happy. And I was taught that the person I missed most was in a beautiful place. And I could see her again and spend eternity with her. And that was the best and most priceless feeling. It was then that I realized just how much Heavenly Father loved me and trusted in me to be His daughter on this earth in such trying times. IT was then that I started noticing how much he cared and how he had answered some very important prayers. IT was then that I realized I was of infinite worth. And this decision has so blessed my life. I have been able to turn my life around and become a person I have always wanted to become. I feel alive and loved and I know this church is true because of the blessings that flow.

How I live my faith

In the few short months of becoming a member, I have received two callings, one being the day after I was confirmed. As of now, I am the chorister for my ward and I am the secretary for Relief Society, which really just blows me away. I feel so blessed to have such callings! So far, I have been to the temple once, but I plan on going again very soon. I love the temple so much and the Spirit is so strong there. I read my scriptures every day and try to make it to institute classes as often as my schedule permits. I regularly attend family home evening with my ward and I meet with the Sister missionaries about once a week to help learn more about this wonderful gospel. I am a visiting teacher and I love it so much. It is the best! Nothing greater than meeting with fellow Sisters and ensuring they are doing alright and know that we love them and are there for them.