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Hi I'm Sara Nicole Mattson

I'm an American. I love Disney! I'm Art Student. I have Epilepsy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in California, moved to Oregon when I was 11 and moved to Utah about a year ago with my parents to help my family. I'm single and going to college. I'm art student and I love it! I'm currently deferring from college to serve a mission. I'll be serving in the Salem Oregon Mission, speaking Spanish, so I'm going back to the same area I left last year. I have always loved Disney! My favorite movie of all time has been and always will be The Lion King. When I was little I would pretend I was Simba and I would make an older sibling hold me up in the air. I often dream about getting a job at Pixar. What actually makes me unique as an artist has been paper snowflakes and aluminum foil flowers. Both of these art forms I learned from my family members who little artistic talent. I have 2 amazing parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 7 nephews, 2 nieces and another on the way! I have the most incredible family. We may not seem very impressive but my parents have always shown us how to go out of our way for others and never give up on people. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy when I was in 6th grade. This often scares people. I have had friends that after they see me have an episodes, never look at me like I'm a human time bomb waiting to go off. I can't drive. My Epilepsy isn't very bad compared to most and I feel blessed. But I can relate with those who have disorders or diseases that no one really understands or are afraid of.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because as my Dad says, "It just makes sense." I've had to make my fair share of mistakes to really figure out what that meant. When something makes perfect sense in you mind and heart you don't give it up though others may try take you away from true happiness.

How I live my faith

In high school I worked a lot with the young women, planning activities, planning camping trips with them, and just talking and listening to them. I really love older people. In whatever ward I'm in I usually find the elderly people first and make sure to give them lots of hugs. Most of them I only know because we give each other hugs on Sunday.I learned that's all you need todo to make someones day. In college mostly they only have Singles Wards, so most of them are between 18 and 35. I also started planning activities and working with my roommates to do service for others. (I'm not a actually a very good activities planner, but they asked me to do it so I've learned some things.) At college there was a temple very close so I tried to go at least every other week. Now I'm living with my family again in a regular ward and I'm teaching the 10 year-olds. I'm usually better with the elderly than I am with kids so this has been a good learning experience for me.