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Hi I'm Ashley

I believe in using Oxford commas, I love looking at the stars, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student majoring in Interdisciplinary Humanities with an emphasis in English and a minor in Editing---it sounds complex, but all it means is that I love to read and write and learn about humans. I come from a family of 6 brothers, so things can get pretty loud and crazy. Despite my brother's attempts to involve me in their athletics, I am woefully uncoordinated. The only sport that I can handle is cross country, which I did throughout high school. Some of my favorite things include building sandcastles, taking road trips, singing along to One Republic, and eating anything and everything that is covered in chocolate. Despite my best efforts, I am night owl to the extreme---hopefully one day I'll learn to listen to my alarm clock!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am happy. It's as simple as that. Sure, I have bad days where things go wrong and all I want to do is curl up on my bed and cry, but the Gospel is the light at the end of the tunnel, reminding me that somehow everything will turn out to be ok. Because of this Gospel, I know why I'm here. I know that I have things to learn, places to go, and friends to find. Because of this Gospel, I know where I'm going. I know that death isn't the end, and that someday I'll be able to live with my family forever.

How I live my faith

In less than three weeks I will be serving an eighteen-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Even though I'm intimidated by the thought of living in another country and speaking another language, I know that there are people who need to hear about the happiness of the restored gospel. However, "living my faith" doesn't always mean leaving home for eighteen months or talking to people in different languages. It's as simple as reading my scriptures every day, talking to my friends when they are having a rough week, and participating in my church meetings.