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Hi I'm Tristin

I'm an artist, like to learn, and am a Nintendo nerd. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy all the fine arts; I play piano and percussion as well as paint, sculpt, and draw, and I enjoy theater and languages. I have studied Japanese seriously for two years and passed level N5 of the JLPT. I love the films of Studio Ghibli and enjoy anime and manga rather than most live-action productions, though some of my favorite shows are Monk, White Collar, and Psyche. I'm also very interested in math and physics and may be interested in engineering or architecture as fields of work, but my dream job would be to develop video games with Nintendo.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I was raised in it. I will continue to be Mormon because I agree with the set of morals, life style, and doctrine taught by the church. There was a point in my life when I seriously questioned if this religion was what I wanted because it seemed to restrict me. However, I noticed that the people who did the things I had wanted to do were not as skilled, fortunate, or happy as I was. I think this is what made me realize that I liked being Mormon. I appreciate the life I have living by Mormon standards far more than the life I would have if I choose not to live by those standards.

How I live my faith

My religion is not a big flashy part of my life. I live by my faith as an integral part of my life, but it would not be on the list of things people notice about me. The decisions I make and the way I act are built on my beliefs; I think that is the best way to 'sell' a religion. Not by proclaiming your faith at every possible opportunity, but by living by your faith at all times and proving it works without having to say a word.