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Hi I'm Rachel

I love old music and new experiences. I'm a writer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on the East Coast, but now my heart belongs to the wide open spaces of the West. I studied linguistics at school, and I love everything about words, from faking accents to quoting movies. I get a thrill from learning about the history and cultures of the past and seeing and doing things that I've never seen and done before. I write about all these experiences on my blog, which I'm a little obsessed with. People are more important to me than anything, and I am happy if I have meaningful relationships with others. My greatest dream in life is to have a family of my own, so I can have the most meaningful relationships of all, and help my husband and children see the beauty and happiness that I see in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I want more than anything to keep growing and becoming better. I am a Mormon because the teachings of Jesus Christ let me know that progress is possible in my life! I feel in my heart that God loves me and has a lot of great things planned for me to do--things that I can only have the strength to do with His help. Every time I make a mistake on my journey, He forgives me and lets me know that I am still good enough to keep moving forward. I know that one day, I will ascend to greater heights than I can even dream of. Without the gospel of Jesus Christ, life wouldn't make any sense at all, but with it, life is full and rich and beautiful!

How I live my faith

Because of my faith in Jesus Christ, I want to be like Him. His defining characteristic was His love for others. I love being part of a community of believers where I have the chance to share His love. There are always burdens to be lightened, hugs to be shared, and awkward compliments to be given. I love to be the one who listens to another's plight, who sincerely thanks people for what they have done for me, and who tells them that they can do it.