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Hi I'm Kirsten

I'm a Coloradan. I love running, baking sweet treats, bargain shopping, and meeting new friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

From the time I was eight months old until I left for college, I lived in Colorado, a state known for its gorgeous outdoors. Running on various trails, hiking majestic mountains, and enjoying Colorado’s unpredictable weather (there can be a blizzard one moment and sunshine the next) taught me to love nature. I am also lucky enough to have an awesome family of seven (I have two parents and four siblings). Being a part of my family has made me enjoy the little things: I am crazy about finding a killer bargain, eating breakfast for dinner, volunteering at soup kitchens, and all things Harry Potter. Throughout middle and high school, I nannied for multiple families and found it amazing to see the world through children’s eyes. Spending time with youngsters molded me into a pro macaroni and cheese maker, hide-and-go-seek finder, and bedtime story reader (skills I hope will help me as a mom someday). When I have a bit of free time, I love exercising (especially running and Irish step dancing), baking sweet treats, meeting new people, talking with friends, or being crafty. But most of all, I love doing kind deeds; my favorite birthday present when I turned eighteen was a journal called One Good Deed a Day--I’m doing my best to follow it!

Why I am a Mormon

My entire life, I've been fascinated by people. I have always thought it's so cool every human being has their own beautiful, distinct characteristics. I have chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I love the emphasis the Church places on LOVE! We are commanded to love God, others, and ourselves, and every church meeting/lesson I've attended, I am reminded of these facts. As I've sought to accept Heavenly Father, my fellow human beings, and myself, I've realized all the principles of the Church are real. I know we are commanded to love God because of all He's done for us. I am aware that because He wants each of His children to succeed, He listens to our prayers, sends miracles/blessings our way (in my life, I've often discovered these blessings are people), and most importantly, makes HUGE sacrifices (like sending His son, Jesus Christ down to earth to atone for us) in our behalf. I know that God restored the gospel so ALL of His children could have a blueprint for happiness. Because the gospel is for EVERYONE, I am more motivated to get to know those I come in contact with, give others the benefit of the doubt, and be kind. Last, I know Heavenly Father and Christ know me on a personal level. They are aware of my imperfections, but even so, show me abounding love. Thus, whenever I'm in a slump, I realize I have at least two supporters, and this makes me motivated to become better.

How I live my faith

During my first year of college, I had many cool opportunities to help others in my ward (my local congregation). I got to plan fun girls' nights (my favorite event being a Zumba night), help with Sunday meetings for all the women in my ward, and come up with exciting activities for EVERYONE in my ward (one time we went bowling)!