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Hi I'm Whitney

I'm a trekkie, an animal, sea creature and bug enthusiast and a student, but most importantly I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hi! I'm Whitney. I was born and raised in Utah and have been a part of this church my whole life. A few of the things I enjoy doing in my free time, are: *writing *reading *singing *daydreaming *learning I just graduated Brigham Young University, Idaho. Now that I'm done with my associates degree I plan to transfer somewhere where I can study marine biology. I love to sing. One of my dreams is to one day sing with the Piano Guys, David Archuleta or Josh Groban (Hey, I can dream, right?). I am also a big Trekkie. I enjoy all of the Star Trek series, but the Original Series will always hold the biggest place in my heart. If I were to choose people who have greatly influenced my life, it would be my parents, Joseph Fielding Smith, DeForest Kelly and the mother who brought me handmade hand warmers (while I was a crossing guard). I greatly esteem those who have tender hearts and who are kind to others. Whenever I meet these wonderful people in this chaotic world, my mind is directed to our loving Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I'll admit, I am not always prepared when I'm given challenges to conquer; and when I try my best, I seem to fall short more than I ever succeed. I am not anything special, in the the billions of human beings who live on this Earth; to the world, I am only one human. Just because I've grown up in the church, doesn't mean I wasn't given the choice of changing. Why, then? Why did I stay? Why, am I a Mormon? "I am a Mormon, because of the experiences in my life. For me, those experiences have brought me closer to the Savior and to this gospel as I know it." As I've looked back through my many life experiences, I can see past instances that I now recognize could only be miracles. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that my God lives and prayer does indeed work. I know Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us; I have felt it. He is aware of our worries and our pain. He doesn't wish us to look begrudgingly ahead at life; but to enjoy it, reminding us that the best is yet to come. He knows what he is doing and it is my duty, as he servant, to trust in him and let things come as he wills them to.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, by the simple day to day things. *Trying to be smiling all the time, at anyone and everyone. *I try not to see movies with "F" bombs in them. *No matter who it is, I try my hardest to be kind to people. *I try to be more of a listener, than a speaker. *I try to see the positive in everything. I know that it's a rather short list. Living my faith doesn't mean that I need to be the most knowledgeable of every aspect of the Gospel or the person who can teach the best lesson. I am neither of those. I simply strive to live how I think the Savior lived, and try to beat my score from the previous day.