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Hi I'm Camlyn

I'm a media arts student. Mostly grew up in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was actually about to get myself a business card. But how do you shorten producer, storyteller, documentarian, anthropologist, teacher, filmmaker, photographer, and overall creative project enthusiast? I literally enjoy life and I enjoy learning. I've taken classes for fun, because I was curious. When I go to a book store, I go to the children's section and usually end up buying something. I'm extremely close to my family. And I look forward to having my own more than anything. I'm mindful of my children in the decisions I make, the time I spend, the adventures I take--as I like to think Mother Eve was mindful of her children. My greatest joy, aside from my God, is people. Family. Friends. Children. Strangers. For some reason, I literally get energy from meeting new people. I'm a collector of meaningful conversation. Not a fan of small talk--which has been ironically frustrating because small talk leads to relationships and meaningful conversation... But I'd so much rather skip ahead.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I didn't personally convert to the Church till I was 15. It was a combination of scripture, prayer, seminary (like Sunday school, but during the school week), and outright experiments ("I'm really going to try and understand fasting, and observe what difference it makes"). But what's interesting is that process of conversion and experimentation continues. I have a lot to learn--I've just resolved that God and Jesus Christ will be a part of it. I've resolved that as I struggle, I'm going to turn to them instead of away. And yes, I struggle.Daily. I am a Mormon because when I read the Bible and then read it with the Book of Mormon it makes things more clear. This church is modeled after the original church of Christ more than anything I've seen. I am a Mormon because of the relationship I have with my Heavenly Father. My relationship with Him is the ruling relationship of my existence. My relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ leads me to truth. He leads me through hurt. He leads me through uncertainty, making it a holy place. He leads me to this church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith individually--just as everyone else. I can't adopt the faith of other Latter-day Saints. I need to experiment on my own. I can't judge where another person is at spiritually or compare myself to them. I see God as my Father quite literally. Meaning, I see Him having the kind of relationship I have with my earthly father. Generous, humorous, always willing, letting me act on my own... But He has a different relationship with each of His children--the relationship that they individually need. On a more technical level, I enjoy being a Sunday school teacher in the church. I've been a youth leader as well. I've always held some sort of position since I was 12. I like how the church continues to give youth roles, ownership, and opportunities to teach and learn on their own. Leadership is not something I would have chosen for myself--but it's definitely been educational. I also really enjoy bearing my testimony in church; either by getting up to speak, or singing a song. That's something anyone can do in the church. We all have the right to bear testimony! I also live my faith by being involved in my community and doing service.