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Hi I'm Cortlee Crockett

I grew up in Arizona, and moved to Utah my sophomore year. I'm a full-time student and love every adventure life throws at me.

About Me

My name is Cortlee, but most people call me Cort. I'm a track runner, varsity volleyball player, and photography lover. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and sleeping under the stars. Though I enjoy being outdoors and getting dirty, you'll never see me without my nails painted and my hair done.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I can't imagine my life without the gospel in it. I love knowing where I'm from, why I'm here, and where I can go if I live righteously. In my life, I've had so many trials and tribulations; but each time a trial arises, I am able to overcome every challenge with the help of my Father in Heaven. He is my comfort, my guide, and my teacher. I've dealt with loneliness and unhappiness, and no matter what, I can kneel down and speak to my Heavenly Father. He is constantly there for me, and I can't imagine a life without Him. There is also a joy that comes from living righteously. It's a genuine happiness that cannot be copied or mimicked any other way. I love knowing I can be forgiven for all the sins I have committed, and that Jesus Christ sacrificed himself for my sake. I can return to live with my Heavenly Father and my family again because of that sacrifice. To me, that's amazing and fills me with so much joy, I can't contain it.

How I live my faith

Growing up in Arizona made living the gospel sometimes very difficult. I went to a school where smoking, tobacco, and drinking was not uncommon. Though I was never personally offered any of those things, I watched as some of my closest friends made the decision to give in to temptation, and I watched how it affected their lives. I think the way I lived my life shielded me from those things. I turned down countless invitations to parties and bonfires that I knew would have alcoholic beverages presented. Because of that, the invitations slowly got fewer and fewer, until people stopped inviting me at all. In high school, that could be seen as a sign of unpopularity or (my favorite "insult") a "goody good". Being called a goody good was always a compliment to me. It was a reminder that I was living my life righteously, and that people were noticing. Since moving to Utah, I have been constantly surrounded by righteous friends and families. But just because I'm not surrounded by the temptations I had in Arizona, I still need to stand firm to my beliefs. I know that if I keep the commandments and try to become more like Christ, my life will be blessed.