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Hi I'm Lexie

I've lived in Idaho my whole life. I am a lifeguard and Swim teacher. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I just graduated from BYU Idaho with an associates and plan to continue on to Cosmetology school. My dream career would be working in assisted living centers, spending my days with the funny wise people who have guided us this far in life. The past three years I have worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor. I've had the opportunity to meet many amazing children and youth, and teach them a life skill of working hard until you have achieved your goal. Learning a new skill is so much more than we give it credit for. I have had some difficult experiences through this choice of job, but they have only strengthened my testimony of this gospel! I love art, writing, and walking. And there is no better way to spend a spring day than watching baseball, or a winter night in a stuffy gym watching basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. I feel so blessed by this fact, but I endure trials and learn each day, just as other members do. With each study of the Book of Mormon, and addresses from Church Leaders, I am reminded of the strength and happiness that comes from being a member of this gospel. I do not know where I would be without this gospel, but I do know I would not be as close to my family, or those around me without it. We all endure trials that can either strengthen us, or break us depending on our reaction. Like it is said, We cannot choose what happens to us, only how we react. I had one of these life altering experiences about three years ago, my first summer as a Lifeguard. I only had a week left of my summer job, and it had been the greatest summer of my life. One afternoon while I was on watch, a father began to panic because he could not find his daughter. I began scanning the pool for a lost girl. We both found her at the same time, at the bottom of the pool. He dove down and I pulled her out of the water. This young child was lifeless and still, nothing that a child should be. He pushed me away and began fighting for his daughters life. I was seventeen, and had never seen the tragedies of life. My companion lifeguard had come over by then and assisted the father. It seemed like hours, but in only a few moments, that young girl began to regain her color and life. A true miracle right before my young innocent eyes. We had the power of God with us that day. It has taken me many years to learn from this experience, and I don't know if I have yet learned all I need to know. First I was angry with God for being so shocked and not knowing what to do, but I have realized that He helped me through it all. He gave me the strength to pull her out, I needed to rely on others to help me, I can't do it all alone. This was an experience I needed to learn from. Since then I have saved a young boy from drowning as well. Each trial is for our benefit and growth.

How I live my faith

As a senior in High School, I was called to assist in planning a week of camp for the large group of young women in my area. This week of camp is attended by girls 12 to 18. Being a leader at 18 over all of them taught me valuable lessons about loving others more than yourself. I am still a leader over this week of camp and I love it! During my last year of college, before earning my Associates, I was a teacher over my peers, teaching the basics of the Gospel. I learned more than I taught in that class! We can learn so much from others if we give them a listening ear, and have a true conversation with no previous conceptions. My favorite part of being apart of this Church is seeing others grow and develop. When I see what others have endured, I know I can continue on in this life, continuing to see the beauty in it. It is a great feeling to be able to say at the end of the day, "I'm happy."