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Hi I'm Mariah

I'm a twenty-one year old progressive realist who loves to travel the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There's not a whole lot to tell about me. I'm just one of those average kids trying to find their place in the world. I like art, photography, cooking and baking. Music is one way that I feel like I can really express myself. Chances are that you'll find me jamming out to anything from Simon & Garfunkel and Boston, to Sara Bareilles and Ellie Goulding. I like to edit pictures and create graphics on Photoshop. I played softball back in high school, and was on the swim team for a few years. Right after high school, I took a gap year from going to college immediately so I could work and earn money to backpack around Europe! And boy was that an experience! I got to see the UK and France and I am most definitely want to go back and explore the rest of Europe. At the moment, I'm serving a mission. I've only been in the Ukraine D'nepropetrovsk Mission for a little while, but I know that it is going to be one of the best experiences of my life. I'm not completely sure what my life holds for me after my mission, but I have faith that after I've given a year and a half to serving the Lord, my life's compass will straighten out and give me a good direction in where to go next.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of The Church. I grew up going to Primary, Young Women; attending Girls Camp during the summer, and early-morning seminary when I was old enough. I honestly just rolled with the punches and went along with the flow. It wasn't until I was backpacking Europe and was away from my parents that I really was able to find my own testimony of His gospel. Reading the Book of Mormon on the moderately short train ride from London to Paris is really an experience. I was really humbled by staring out the window at the passing French countryside and pondering what I was reading in my scriptures at that moment. Since then, my testimony in the Church has really been

How I live my faith

I live my faith by literally asking myself "what would Jesus do?" every day. (I know-- how cliché.) I start my day off every morning with a prayer, then move on to reading and studying my scriptures. It's a habit that I've had to struggle with keeping, but I've noticed the blessings that it's brought in my life.

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