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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a high school science teacher. I love reading, hiking, writing, and learning new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent college graduate beginning my career by teaching Biology and Chemistry. I really love the sciences; there's always more to learn! Teaching has been something I've wanted to do since high school. My students get the opportunity to question things, figure things out on their own, and experience the joys of science; I get the opportunity to see the excitement on their faces when they finally understand something they've been struggling with. In my free time I really love to read. Some of my favorite books include The Princess Bride, Cyrano de Bergerac, Black Swan Green, and anything by Michael Crichton. If I really like I book I'm the kind of reader that shuts out the world and just reads for hours and hours. It leaves you in kind of a lurch when the books over, but boy, is it a fun ride. My husband and I have been married for two years, and I don't think I've ever matured as fast in my life as I have in the last two years. Marriage has taught me patience, responsibility, compromise, service, and to accept that I'm not always right. I won't lie and say every minute of my marriage has been bliss, but I will say this: the good times have ALWAYS made up for the hard times. It has ALWAYS been worth it to fight for our relationship.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, but in my adult life I made a conscious decision to stay in the church because of its doctrines of eternal families, personal revelation, and repentance. Mormons marry in the temple so we can seal our families together through the life to come. Some days that provides the motivation that I need to apologize to my husband; I'm stuck with him forever :P Honestly though, I love this doctrine. It promises that parents will get the chance to raise any children that they lost prematurely, whether the child was one month along in the womb or sixteen years old. It promises that if we lose a spouse here on Earth, we will get the opportunity to live with them and enjoy their presence again in Heaven. It promises that we will have the opportunity to meet ancestors and descendants that we never had the chance to know in our mortal life. I can't imagine a life without my family, and I am so grateful for this doctrine. Personal revelation is also a big deal to me. Science has taught me to question everything, to research, and to figure things out for myself; the church encourages that. Mormon leaders do not ask us to blindly follow, they ask us to read, to study, to talk to others, to pray, and to decide for ourselves if the church and its doctrine are things we believe in. I have learned for myself, and I do believe. Of course I have had doubts, and of course I will have doubts in the future, but the happiest moments of my life have been direct results of being a Mormon, and that's something I don't want to lose. Due to Christ's sacrifice, Mormons believe that any sin can be forgiven if you are willing to repent. Without Christ, nobody would be worthy to enter back into God's presence after mortal life. Christ suffered for all of us. Not just Mormons, not just his fellow Jews, but all of us. We ALL have the opportunity to repent and to try again. You are not stuck in the life that you're in; you can always change and start fresh.

How I live my faith

In my church I serve an unpaid position as an adult Sunday School teacher. My class is an all-woman group that meets for one hour. We strive to learn from each other, lift each other up, and provide a support group for each other. Sometimes I teach from the Bible or Book of Mormon, sometimes I teach about things our modern prophets have said, and sometimes I teach about why we do the things we do in our church. Regardless of what I'm teaching, I always learn so much from the comments of the other women working their hardest to live Christ-like lives. Maybe it's just because I work as a teacher anyways, but I look forward to teaching my Sunday School class; it energizes me.