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Hi I'm Megan

I was born in Spain and always had a deep desire to travel. I write novels. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was a kid I've had a great love of two things: books and traveling. My father was in the Navy, so as a family we went everywhere and saw everything together. We would take road trips together in the U.S. and my family has been blessed enough to actually travel the world, including Europe. I've been to England, Wales, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany and France. And starting August 21st of this year, I'll go on my next adventure to Brazil where I'll serve an 18 month mission serving the people of Londrina. So I suppose it's no surprise that if I can't go somewhere physically, reading other people's adventures is the next best thing. And it's a tad bit less expensive. I've been known to stay up in the wee hours of the morning finishing a book I bought seven hours earlier! In conjunction with reading novels, I adore writing them. I'm currently finishing up a Young Adult novel that I'm excited to send out in the next few months! Since I love reading so much, it's my dream to persuade others to love it as much as I do. I also greatly enjoy movies, photography, art and especially, music. I'm considered by my family and friends to be a bit of a music snob :)

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon my entire life, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have dark times, doubts or times when I contemplated quitting. When I was 12 years old, my father passed away unexpectedly. It was a shock to my entire family, and for a while we really didn't know what to make of it. We slugged along the best way we knew how, trying to get by but not really sure if we were succeeding. I remembered I was standing outside of the church building where we had his funeral service, and I was looking at the building and thinking that this was a moment that would dictate the rest of my life. I had a distinct choice to make. I knew my father believed in the Gospel, believed it to be true. And I know he died living his faith. But this was my chance to decide for myself if this was something I wanted to do or not. And I recalled conversations I'd had with my dad, and I remembered the promises of the temple, and how families can be together forever through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Death couldn't separate us from our loved ones after they'd gone, as long as we lived the Gospel and as long as we were doing the best we could in keeping our promises to our Heavenly Father, we'd see them again. And it was there, in the parking lot of the church, at my father's funeral that I knew. I wanted to see my father again, and this was the way to see him, was by keeping the commandments, following the Savior's teachings and getting married in His holy temple, I could see my father again. My entire family can be together for all eternity. A connection, a bond that cannot be broken by death. That's why I'm a Mormon. I believe our Heavenly Father loves us so much, that He's willing to sacrifice His Son for us, so that we can live again with Him and our families, not till death do us part, not as long as we shall live. But forever. Infinitely and eternally.

How I live my faith

I suppose I live my faith the way most people do, by living it! There's a great quote that says 'Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one would believe it.' And I think that extends to everything we devote ourselves to. It's exhausting to try to justify or explain yourself to people about the things you're doing that you probably shouldn't be doing in the first place. It's much easier on yourself and the people around you to just live your life, live your religion, honestly. I admit my faults, my flaws and my idiosyncrasies. I own them, I know they're there, and I don't try to cover them up. The same thing goes for my faith. I put 100% into something that I believe in, and I can't phone it in. I sometimes falter, I sometimes fall, but I always ALWAYS try. I may not live my faith perfectly, but I live it. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.