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Hi I'm Maegan

I am a foodie. I am a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as a float pool registered nurse at a trauma hospital. This means I call every day that I am scheduled to work and they tell me which unit to go to that day or night. I go everywhere from the ICU to the nursery to the nursing home to the psych unit. Every day is different and exciting and I love it. My favorite part about my job is that I get to help people in some of their most needful times every day. I have the coolest husband in the universe. He inspires me to be a better person every day. We have lots of fun together doing things outdoors and goofing around the house. He could eat ramen every day and be happy as a clam, but I love cooking new dishes and trying new foods.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a non-religious family. As a child I always gravitated toward church in general and would attend church with my friends often to catachism, CCD, or non-denominational teen events. As I grew up I always felt like I had a strong moral compass because of this, although I made my share of silly mistakes. As I neared my 20's in a lonely new city I longed to find a church that fit me, but wasn't very serious about seeking it out. Finally one of my lifeguards introduced me to the LDS church and sent the missionaries to my apartment. I read the Book of Mormon for hours every day and always felt like I didn't know everything so I couldn't be baptized. Finally, a scripture in Alma 32:21 jumped out to me "And now as I said concerning faith—faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." From then on I knew I should be baptized and that learning would be a lifelong journey. The spirit was so strong at my confirmation and I knew it was right. My dad was there "coincidentally" for a truck run and I could tell even he felt the spirit. Since then, I have attended BYU-Idaho and grown closer to the spirit with my share of struggles along the way. I am happier than ever to have a strong marriage built in Christ and to have the privilege of creating a family and growing together. I can't wait to see what my Heavenly Father has in store for me and will work hard to be ready for it.

How I live my faith

My husband and I co-teach the 14-15 year old Sunday school. It is so humbling to see the knowledge and spirit they possess at such a young age. I didn't have the opportunity to experience youth activities, seminary, or the church as a kid and it is fun to be a part of their journey. I also use my love for cooking to serve those in my ward who may need meals due to illness or to share the cooking load at events. Finally, I have stewardship over two ladies in my ward and try to make myself available to them for any needs that may arise each month or to be a listening ear.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Self-reliance allows us to be agents unto ourselves and have freedom to live our lives most fully. When we have debt or do not save for a rainy day we become captive to circumstance or bound to our debtors. Heavenly Father wants us to live within our means, not to prevent our growth, but rather to leave room for our growth. When we plan ahead for what we can do to prepare financially, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally for the future, we feel less of a burden when storms come and may even be able to be a rock for others by serving those who may need a little extra help. Show more Show less