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Hi I'm Sydney

I studied ballet for 8 years. I LOVE to listen to and help others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am just a girl trying to find my way through this wonderful life. I once had BIG plans for my future that heavily relied on me becoming successful in ballet. Unfortunately I injured my knees and had to stop pursuing dance when I was a junior in high school. I've attended a local University for 2 years. I love living in the Utah Valley area as a college student! I love my friends to death! If you have me as a friend you have me as a friend for life. I couldn't ask for a better family! I love my parents so much I could never express it fully in any way of communication. I have two siblings, one older brother and one younger brother. I now live with 6 other girls and it was a difficult transition, but now I don't think I could go back to living with messy boys. I love the arts in every form! I can really appreciate any one who can pursue their passion and share it with the world. I am a very sympathetic/empathetic person. I am always there for anyone who just needs someone to listen, but I warn you I will be honest and let you know when you need to look at yourself and make some changes for the better. I love books and movies! I get ridiculously invested in the characters especially the minor characters.

Why I am a Mormon

While in my younger years my parents expected me to attend church, I went because I genuinely wanted to be there. I had a testimony of the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a child and it was my decision to be baptized when I was eight years of age. Through out high school I tried to surround my self with friends who were a good influence on me (that didn't always mean they were LDS). When I moved out and had to live on my own, friends became a bigger influence in my life and I would let them talk me into staying out too late Saturday nights and then just sleep in through church. I became a little more distant from the church and I could feel my testimony dwindling. I got in with the wrong crowd and became less active in the church. One day when driving home to visit my parents and watch conference (which is a semi-annual opportunity we have to hear the Prophet and other church leaders speak) I began to cry because I felt like my life was so unsatisfying and lacking the happiness and joy it once had. I was stuck in a rut. When watching conference I realized what was missing in my life was the Spirit and the fullness of the gospel. I hadn't realized how slowly but surely my decisions in life were leading me away from the gospel and the happiness it brings into our lives. As hard as it was to do, I knew I had to change the way I was living my life. I started to spend my time with friends who were a better influence, I repented for the sins I had committed and I started being more invested in the church. I now live the gospel to the best of my abilities and my testimony is stronger then ever. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and another testament of Jesus Christ, that Joseph Smith was and is a true prophet, through the power of the priesthood and through the Holy Ghost he helped restore the church, that because Christ atoned for our sins we will one day be able to return to live with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly trying to be where the spirit can dwell, physically and mentally. I have had callings in the church; secretary to the leaders of the children's program, helped coordinate visiting teaching (which provides the opportunity to help other sisters feel loved, help them grow and help them in times of need), and now my current calling is to go out and serve a full time mission.