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Hi I'm Jordyn

I love music. I love laughing. I love horses. I'm a newlywed and college student. I'm Mormon.

About Me

I have two sisters (both adopted) and a brother. I'm definitely a right-brained person. I like creating and imagining. I'm totally a hopeless romantic. I like to draw, horses in particular. I've always loved horses. I was in 4-H from 4th grade to 9th grade. During that time I rode and trained several different horses. I even worked on a ranch for a little while to help pay for board and lessons with my horse. I'm very passionate about horses. I used to own 3 but had to give them away. I play acoustic guitar, a little bit of piano, and a little bit of alto-sax. I'm best at singing. I've been in several choirs for 8 years now. I'm also into creative riding and reading. I graduated from high school just recently and am now attending college. It's been a very challenging experience but also very rewarding, very rich with knowledge. And I'm not just talking about the things I've learned in class, I'm also talking about the things I've learned outside of class like how to shop for groceries, that syllabuses are super important (much unlike in high school), etc. I also just recently got married to my husband. He's a recent convert to the church. He's the love of my life: everything that I could have possibly wanted and hoped for.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up as a Mormon, I had a chance to give it up. There came a point in my life where my family stopped coming to church and it was left up to me to decide whether or not I was going to do the same. Honestly, I felt like I couldn't live without the church, so I stuck with it. There was definitely a rough patch for me of going inactive until I finally made a goal and worked really hard to achieve my goal. I knew that if I were going to go to Brigham Young University - Idaho that I'd need to get my act together. Ever since I was a little girl this was a dream of mine. So I did. It wasn't easy but I did it, and I'm really proud of that. It wasn't easy making myself get up really early when it's cold and dark out to go to seminary early in the morning every day before school. And it's wasn't easy being the only one going to church while the rest of the family had plans to go shopping or something else that seemed to be more fun at the time. Sometimes the greatest things aren't even close to being easy. But it's worth it; everything that is good is worth it. Without the church I could not be who I am now: a strong, independent, and happy person. I would not have pulled through my parent's divorce, I would not be able to handle my bi-polar disorder and anxiety. I'm a Mormon because I recognize the need for my Savior's love, for my Heavenly Father's grace and forgiveness, and for the rich blessings that can be had through obedience.

How I live my faith

I haven't had any significant roles to play other than being a good example to my family and friends. I try to be kind and helpful. I try to smile at everyone I make eye contact with even though I'm really shy. I know that a smile can really brighten a person's day. It's happened to me so I feel like I should return the favor. I'm always trying to be of better service for others. I guess I'm a really just a good example of an underdog what with being one of two members out of my entire immediate family that are entirely active, and definitely because I grew up in a small town with a smaller population of Mormon kids.