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Hi I'm Lindsey

I'm a violin teacher, social worker, writer, friend, wife, and mother. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I got my bachelors degree in social work, and taught a sexual abuse prevention program in elementary school classrooms. I also taught social skills classes for kids and teens. I was a preschool teacher for a while, and I enjoyed listening to the interesting/funny things the kids shared with me. I recently became a mother to an adorable baby boy, so my formal career is on hold so I can be at home to raise my kids. However, the things that I learned in college and on the job have helped prepare me to be a mom, and I hope to use my social work skills to help members of my community whenever the need arises. I've been playing the piano since I was 7 and the violin since I was 11. I've tried out a few other instruments--trumpet, ukulele, mandolin, guitar, cello--but violin is my true love. My favorite music to play is classical (I learned through the Suzuki books), but I also like pretty folk ballads and gritty fiddle songs. I traveled to both Bulgaria and Poland to international folk dance festivals with an American group as one of the fiddlers in their band. It was an incredible experience to meet people from many other countries and get a taste of their cultures. I love my life and my family--especially my husband and baby boy. I love reading to my baby and seeing him smile. I love spending time with husband and we never run out of things to talk about.

Why I am a Mormon

I love God and know he loves me and has a plan for me. I am an imperfect person, but I know I was created by a perfect being who does not make mistakes. All that I have struggled with and will struggle with is part of my Heavenly Father's plan and is specifically engineered for my benefit. I'm striving to be like Jesus, but I still make mistakes. I know Christ atoned for my mistakes and that through him I can return to live with him and also be with my family forever. Temples are a holy place and refuge for me. I'm grateful for the ordinances I can participate in there as well as the knowledge and peace I gain from being there.

How I live my faith

My parents taught me to always be kind to all those around me, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, etc. Kindness is such an important part of trying to be like Jesus. I try to see others as Christ sees them.