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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a college student, a clogger, a phlebotomist, a pianist and a singer. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Currently, the most time consuming part about my life is being a college senior and trying to graduate. I am studying Exercise Science, with the desire to go to grad school to become a Physician's Assistant. I also work as a phlebotomist at a plasma donation center, and I love checking out people's veins, pretty much everywhere I go. I have an addiction to Heads-or-Tails Oreo's and I love granola. A lot. I adore all things Disney, especially the TV show "Phineas and Ferb." I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Whenever I have spare time I enjoy reading for fun and for knowledge, and yes, I re-read the Harry Potter series almost every year. When I was younger my dad taught me how to golf, and that is still something I enjoy doing with him and my sisters. I am the oldest of four girls, and am no stranger to girl drama, even though I think my sisters are probably the most relaxed of our whole gender. We grew up on a sheep ranch and were taught the value of hard work from a young age. Even though I grew up on a ranch, I am the furthest thing from a tom-boy. I love shopping and getting all dressed up, but I'm certainly not afraid to get down and dirty. I enjoy four-wheeling, snowmobiling, horse-back riding, and hiking. My family loves taking road trips; I know how to sit still and be happy for hours just watching the scenery flash by the windows. Sadly, I am not a good driver, and have received quite a few parking tickets in my life. But hey, life is good. Keep your head up. :)

Why I am a Mormon

The simple answer to why I am a Mormon is this: because nothing makes me feel happier or more at peace than when I am keeping the commandments and following the council of the living prophet. I was raised in a Mormon home in a predominantly Mormon community. All my friends were Mormon, nearly all of my family members were Mormon, and almost everyone I associated with daily was Mormon. Growing up, I felt that I had had some powerful spiritual experiences and that my testimony of the gospel was strong. I knew the Church was true. I knew we had a prophet of God on earth today. I knew the Savior loved me and knew my name. After graduating high school I went away to college, and I ended up rooming with strangers. None of my roommates were Mormon. I still remember that the first thing I noticed upon entering my apartment was the coffee pot on the kitchen counter. I don't drink coffee because I choose to follow the church's guidelines found in the Work of Wisdom (D&C 89). I missed the spirit that I had felt in my home growing up; my new apartment felt empty and sad. I had never realized how strong I could feel the Holy Ghost in my home until I was in a place where I didn't constantly feel it. Not only did I miss the feeling of peace and love from my childhood home, it was very hard to get up and go to church on Sunday mornings all alone. Arriving at the church, I would always be flooded with the feeling that I so dreadfully missed in my apartment. I am so thankful I was able to have this experience to solidify my knowledge the Church is true! I have felt the Spirit of the Lord testify this to me time and again. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. He suffered for our sins in Gethsemene and died on the cross, so that we may all be able to repent and return to live with Him again. We have a Father in Heaven who loves us and know us each individually. He knows MY name. I am small and insignificant, but I matter to Him. I make mistakes, but I can repent. I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

As a young single adult, I am a member of a "Single's Ward," where all the other members are young single adults like myself. While I miss being a part of a family ward, like I was growing up, this is definitely a more appropriate place for me to be right now in my life. My current calling is the co-chair of our ward's Activities Committee. I think I have one of the best callings a girl in a single's ward could have! Basically, a young man and myself are over the entire activities committee, and we get to plan fun stuff for our ward to do! We usually have about two activities per month, and these activities can range anywhere from just making dinner and watching a movie to going trap shooting to boating. We've done some really fun things, and I feel very blessed to be able to serve my ward in this capacity. Activities are a wonderful thing for the ward; they allow members to meet other members of the ward or to get to know people they have already met a little better. We also love to invite our non-member friends to these activities. Meeting new people isn't just important for members of the church. Everyone should be part of a strong support group, and that is what we are striving to be as a ward family. Other than my calling in the church, I strive to live my beliefs not just on Sunday, but at all times and in all things and in all places. I pray morning and evening to have the strength to live my values throughout the day. Daily scripture study helps bring me closer to my Heavenly Father and provides answers to my prayers. I read recent conference talks from the Apostles to find out what I should be doing in my life to become more like the Savior, Jesus Christ. The Savior lived a life of service, and that is what I am striving to do; love one another as the Savior loves you.