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Hi I'm Karen

I'm single and happy. I've traveled all over the U.S. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a traveling ultrasound tech, and I've been all over the U.S. with my job. I plan on going back to school next fall to further my education in sonography (ultrasound). Eventually, I hope to get a job working with vascular surgeons. Being in the O.R. would be so cool! I like music and learning, and hanging out with family and friends. I also like movies and books, but I don't read as much as I'd like to. Once I start a book, I usually can't put it down until I finish the last page.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it brings me more joy than I could have imagined! I'm not any kind of "higher up" in the church--I don't have any sort of calling or responsibility at all. And I travel all over the nation with my job, so I'm usually a visitor at a new building nearly every week. In other words, not a single person would know if I didn't attend church on Sunday. But God would know. And I would, too. I am faithful and devout because it makes me so happy! It brings me more joy than anything else in the world, including my friends and family (no offense, Dad). My life wasn't always so happy. Due to some things in my childhood, I was diagnosed with chronic depression when I was in college, and I was told that I would need antidepressants for the rest of my life. Even with medication, I was suicidal for a while. But I had great doctors and therapists, and a good support system. After some time passed, and through the healing power of the Atonement, I got better. And better. And better, even after I no longer needed medication. I never knew life could be this great! And you know what? The trials and bad times I went through made me a better person today. I appreciate the little joys that other people take for granted, like the wonderful gift of being able to pray to a loving Heavenly Father and knowing and feeling His love for me so tenderly and poignantly that it brings tears of joy to my eyes. That's why I'm a Mormon, because God "wipes away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." (Revelation 21:4) Even a "nobody"--a wanderer physically and spiritually--is somebody to God. We're His children, and His love for us is more than we can even comprehend. We can feel His love if we just come to Him and ask.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures every day before I go to bed, and I pray morning and night. I used to skip a day or two every once in a while, but not anymore! I realized that it made my days (and nights) so much better. Now I can't even think of laying my head down until I've read the holy scriptures and communed with my Lord. No matter how stressful the day was, this routine helps me feel love and peace so that I fall asleep with a smile on my face. It's the best feeling in the world!