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Hi I'm Allison

I'm a loyal friend, a country music lover, an aspiring career counselor, and a Mormon.

About Me

I like to say that I've lived in the north, south, east, and west. I was born in Houston, TX; grew up in Buffalo, NY; went to college in Provo, UT; and now live in Arlington, VA. I'm a planner, an organizer, and I like projects. I work in Human Resources and enjoy talking to people about their career plans and interests. I can often be found with a book in hand - my mom is a librarian and reading has always been an important part of my life. I'm also a wannabe foodie - I love cooking, watching The Food Network, and most importantly, eating! I'm also a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because, quite simply, it makes me happy. I had a conversation once with someone who asked if I would later regret the fact I haven't had certain life experiences because I chose to follow the teachings of my faith and avoid certain things. I told them "No" because I truly believe that no other experiences in life can give me the peace of mind and happiness I feel in living my beliefs. I strongly believe that God has given us certain commandments, and that we will always be happier when we follow them. This can be hard, but I know God will help us keep His commandments.

How I live my faith

Prayer is an important part of how I live my faith. It is a comfort to know that I can talk to God and tell Him the things that are troubling me. I know cares about what I have to say to Him. I also live my faith my attending church services each week. I love being able to gather with other people who share my beliefs - there is definitely power in numbers. Another important part of living my faith is teaching and nurturing children. I currently work with the 8 -11 year old girls in a local congregation and lead biweekly activities that help them learn new skills and teach them about our faith.