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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in Connecticut. I'm a history student who loves languages, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Connecticut. I spent four years in California when I was little, but I consider myself a New Englander through-and-through. I'm the oldest of four kids, and the only daughter - I love my little brothers (though I reportedly threw the phone across the room when I discovered that my third sibling was ANOTHER boy) and wouldn't trade them for the world! I love my parents - looking back on my life I can definitely see times when they were the only kind of people who would have been able to guide me through that particular decision or that particular moment of teen angst. My whole family has been a great blessing to me. I tried out just about every hobby possible as a kid: horseback riding, karate, robotics club, dance. I just want to learn everything! My interests have finally settled a bit and now I'm studying ancient history in college and working towards becoming multilingual. I discovered J.R.R. Tolkien when I was ten and it took me until I was 16 to finally start reading his works, but I haven't looked back since. I could spend days talking about the world he created, and now that I'm working on my own story I use his works as a huge influence. I just love reading/writing in general, though right now it's mostly fiction (I'm trying to expand). Although I'm studying history, as far as careers go I've always wanted to be a mother. It's the one 'interest' that's stayed constant throughout my whole life.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about thirteen I managed to half-convince myself that I was having doubts about the Gospel, because I was thirteen and every story I'd ever heard was about people who had a period of doubt before they gained a REAL testimony, and so I thought that everyone needed to doubt before they could believe. After less than a week I got past that and realized that I'd never really doubted in the first place. From time to time I'd have questions about specific points in the gospel, but I never lost or doubted my faith. It's something I grew up with and is part of me. That being said, my faith has been growing and getting stronger ever since I can remember. The Lord has always guided my life, and a lot of times it was through the gospel. I love the doctrines that the church teaches, and that it all fits together. I've felt the Spirit strongly many times throughout my life and I know that I'm right where the Lord wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day in the little things. I'll pray for help on a test, or pray for safety before I begin a long trip. I keep the Lord in my thoughts at all times and let myself be guided by the Spirit. I try to live in such a way that I'll always have the Lord's Spirit to be with me. I try to stay as far away as possible from things like alcohol and inappropriate music because I know the Spirit won't be able to be near me then. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and think well of others because I know the Lord wants me to be kinder to my fellow men. I try to be a better daughter and big sister because I love my family and because I know that the home should be a safe place where the Spirit can be, and that it can only be safe place when there's love. I try to consult the Lord before making most decisions so that I can know that I'm on the right path for me, and that I'm on the path the Lord wants me to be on. For me my faith is built in to the way I think and the way I interact with those around me. I love it! It gives me direction in everything I do and is hugely comforting. Right now, I'm living my faith as a missionary. I've been called to serve in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and I can't wait to serve the people there!