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Hi I'm Kate

I'm a snowboarder. I'm an adventurer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student whose graduation is slowly creeping into sight, thank heavens. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do with my life, but I know I want it to involve writing, and Italy, so I'm thinking travel writing. I love to be active, explore the outdoors and walk outside the lines. Snowboarding is what I eat and breathe in the winter, especially now that I live so close to the mountains. I am building up calluses on my fingers from playing the guitar and I'm trying to be diligent enough to keep the plants in my garden alive. I love to read. I love to dance. I love to sing at the top of my lungs when driving alone. That person you saw jamming out driving down the road the other day. Yeah. Definitely me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of this church, and while that is the how I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is not the reason that I am a member. If I didn't believe that this was Christ's church, lead and directed by Him personally, I wouldn't be a part of it. I'm a member of this church because every time I go to a sacrament meeting I feel like a plant that just got watered or like somebody sprayed me with a hose on a hot day. Maybe it was shocking, but it was refreshing and it helped me remember why I'm alive and what I love most about life. More importantly, I remember what is most important in life, the things that make me a more whole, complete, caring individual and at greater peace with the world and myself. I love reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon because of the way I can hear God's word through them to me personally and how I always come across the verse or chapter that is exactly what I needed to make the right decision and to clear away my doubt. Life can be so dark sometimes. It can be hard to see which road will make us happy and healthy in the end, but the gospel is always there, full of wisdom, love, and light. There is nothing like it. I couldn't live without that light. I wouldn't classify it as really living anyway. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My "job" (not that I get paid for it, or would want to) is to coordinate the "visiting teaching" in our church community. Basically, all the women in the ward are put into pairs and these pairs each go visit and check up on several women in the church community. That way we can make sure they has everything they need. That way everyone is taken care of and everyone has a friend. Other than that, I have a personal rule that now that I have a car, that anytime anyone asks me for a ride (hitch-hikers excluded, sorry) if it is AT ALL possible, I will do it. I remember not having a car for a while and how hard it was to get around. So if you ask me, I'll do everything I can to make it happ'n, Capt'n. :) Other than that, I just try in general to be like Jesus and do what He would.