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Hi I'm Abby

I love to write. I'm a Southern California girl at heart. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I made a bucket list in 2007 when I was a freshman in college that included travel to the east coast and the Middle East, serve a Mormon mission, learn a second language, and run a marathon (or at least a half marathon). At the time I wrote the list and added it to my Facebook profile, it was more of a wish list than anything. I never dreamed that within just a few short years I would be privileged to actually do each of those things. If I could, I would continue to spend my time doing more of the same, especially traveling. Brazil, Thailand, Ghana, Italy, and Greece, are some of the places currently on my list. In the meantime (mostly as I save up the money), I work two part-time jobs. One is a communications position at the local branch of a worldwide nonprofit organization. My other job is doing alumni relations for the economics department at my alma mater. I studied communications and English in school and recently applied for a master's program in public administration.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of this church and lived the principles it teaches all my life. To be honest, I can't remember a time when I didn't believe that it was true. Because of my upbringing, as I grew older and experienced personal trials I turned to my Heavenly Father. I have had questions and doubts, but as I take them to my Heavenly Father, He always blesses me with answers or at least peace and reassurance. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ continues to bring me more joy than anything else in my life.

How I live my faith

My faith in Jesus Christ is central in my life. It gives meaning and hope to everything I do and dream of doing. I am spiritually nourished by praying to my Heavenly Father and studying my scriptures daily, and by attending church each Sunday. I sometimes struggle to make each prayer, study, and church service meaningful, but I am also grateful when my faith is strengthened in the struggle. I currently serve as one of the adult Sunday School teachers in my local congregation.