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Hi I'm Lindsey

I grew up in Seattle. I'm a college graduate. I'm an archaeologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from college, and whenever someone asked me about my hobbies and interests, my mind would blank, and I would wonder if I had any hobbies or interests because all of my energies went into school, and to my family (My dad has health problems, and I became his caretaker). But I actually do have a variety of interests. I did cheerleading and dance for awhile. I enjoy hiking and gardening. I'm a bit of a nerd, which is perhaps why I enjoyed school so much. I really enjoy science, science-y things and science fiction. I really love archaeology. I enjoy reading and history and learning about other people, through talking to them or people watching. I've also found I have a real joy in teaching, and helping people learn something new.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the Church has had its share of challenges. It can be similar to the challenges new members face - rejection, failed attempts to fit in, etc. I never really had many friends and becoming a teenager didn't help. I didn't do a lot of the things my peers did, and I had no interest in their activities. A month before I turned 13, I had a trial occur that pushed me into my commitment to the Church. It strengthened my testimony and still pushes me to live up to the commitments I made. My dad had health problems that caused him lose his short term memory. For many years, he had no recollection of who I was, or how I was related to him. Now, he remembers my name, but usually thinks I'm his older sister. I really struggled with this. For a long time, I thought it was unfair that I had to have this challenge. I felt forgotten, neglected, trampled on by others who could have taken care of him. I was angry with my Heavenly Father for having this happen to me. I wondered if He knew me, if He did this to me. With time, a lot of pray, scripture study, and learning at church, I realized how much the Lord was aware of me and loved me. I became grateful for this challenge that softened my heart. The plan of salvation became something very dear to me after a seminary/institute teacher taught me, at length, about it and the blessings that are in store for everyone who do as they ought. He gave me hope for the future that I would be able to see my dad in his rightful state again - not as a disabled man, but someone who will know me. But, it is up to me to remain worthy, so that I can live with my Heavenly Father and temporal father again. Christ knows our sufferings. He experienced all of them. He is aware of every single one of us. He knows how to comfort us, and tries to ease our pains. We each have the opportunity to choose to accept him into our lives! I'm a Mormon because I want Him to know how much I love Him, and appreciate His sacrifice.

How I live my faith

I've had a lot of opportunity to get involved in my community, and to learn from and about a variety of people. Many of my opportunities planning and participating in events for a variety of groups. Most recently, it has been for young single people, so that they are able to meet each other, and build connections with people like them. And being a camp counselor for a camp for girls 12 to 18. I had the great opportunity of being able to teach a course at the university I attended to help the freshmen get involved on campus and with the community. I've also been able to get involved with Junior Achievement and teach elementary kids about the economy - my favorite is teaching the Kindergarten classes.