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Hi I'm Song

I love the piano, my family, my friends, and I'm studying to be an optometrist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents were converted in South Korea, and I was born into the church. We flew back and forth between the States and Korea until my family decided to permanently move to Utah when I was 7 years old. I learned English as my second language, but now I consider Korean as my second language. I love fine arts, ballet, ice-skating, and classical music. I was very blessed and fortunate enough to take lessons in all these areas while growing up. Piano became my main identity when I started to participate in a lot of competitions and festivals. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to travel and meet other people with the same passions as me. I learned so many life lessons through the piano, and it will always have a special place in my heart. As for choosing a career, I decided to pursue my life long dream of physically helping others by becoming a doctor. And now, I find myself in sunny California, earning my O.D. degree in optometry.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because, I for myself, received a witness that this church is true multiple times. I gained my first testimony of the church when I was 14, while competing in my first international piano competition in Rochester, NY. Because of the location, I was able to visit the prophet Joseph Smith's childhood home, the Sacred Grove, and surrounding historical church sites. I grew to love and appreciate all that prophet Joseph Smith has done for us, most importantly, I grew a strong testimony of him and of the gospel. I don't think anything happens by chance, but that it is calculated in its time and season by the Lord, and it is very individualized. I am so grateful to know and recognize all the blessings from our Heavenly Father and to have this gospel in my life. It provides me with peace and comfort that I cannot find anywhere else.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the basic building blocks of this gospel, which are, praying, reading the scriptures, going to church and keeping the commandments. I think it's essential to keep these foundations strong, for it helps us to have our lives in order where we can continuously have the Spirit with us. And by having the Spirit, we are able to align ourselves with the Lord's will, and know what He would have us do.