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Hi I'm Chelsea

I am a Wife, Vegetarian, and a Photographer. I am a genuinely happy person, and try to spread the love to others. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a fairly average girl that tries endlessly to make my life as exciting as it seems to be in my imagination. I love all things artistic, and spend a lot of my free time painting, sketching, and photographing whomever is kind enough to model for me at a given moment (many times this will end up being my photogenic and ever so patient husband). I love to read Old English literature, and often wish that people still lived with the same politeness and mannerisms that they did back in the 1800's. I have a strange obsession with fashion, and love sketching out different outfit ideas and then finding ways to make those ideas appear in my closet. I refuse to listen to any music made before 1985, and am a particular fan of anything from the soda-shop era. My sweet husband is my best friend in the whole world, and is definitely my favorite person to spend time with.

Why I am a Mormon

There are three simple but strong reasons as to why I am a Mormon, and will continue to be a faithful Mormon for the rest of forever. 1. The Gospel allows for me to be with my family for all eternity. This means that from my grandparents and their grandparents, to my parents and siblings, to my sweet husband and his family, and even to my sweet, perfect little children still waiting to come to this Earth, EVERYONE gets to be together as one big happy family, for forever. My family is my whole world, and I can not imagine a Heaven where they were not there with me. Because of the sacred Ordinances performed in our beautiful temples, I know for certain that I will have my perfect Heaven with my perfect forever family. 2. The Gospel has taught me that I have a personal Heavenly Father who knows me better than I know myself, and who will never forsake me. Even at times when it felt like there was no one on this earth whom I could turn to with my griefs and struggles, I have always known that I could turn to my Heavenly Father in prayer and that he would ever so kindly help me to find my way back to a clear mind and a peaceful heart. Through countless experiences my prayers have been answered through his tender mercies, and I am able to see his hand guiding me along through pretty much every aspect of my life. 3. The Gospel makes me genuinely happier than I could ever be otherwise. From my own personal experience, this has proven to be fact. I have always been the type that feels like they need to learn from experience, which basically means that I have made a lot of mistakes have had many learning experiences. The older I've grown, the more I've come to realize that when I simply live in a way that I know is right, the more at peace I feel with myself and just with life in general. When living the way that the Gospel teaches, I am more clear-headed, feel better about myself, and have stronger relationships in my marriage, family, and friendships.

How I live my faith

I primarily choose to live my faith through studying the words taught in the Book of Mormon, along with the words taught by our modern day Prophet and Apostles, and then find ways to apply those teachings to myself and what is happening in my life at that moment. I know that by following the principles taught to me in this Gospel, I can be happier than I've ever been, and I get a great satisfaction when I know that others are able to see that happiness and are curious to know what it is caused by. I had an old colleague once say to me after discovering my faith, "Chelsea, even if you had not of told me, I would still have known that you're a Mormon. You dress like a Mormon, act like a Mormon, talk like a Mormon, and you're just so happy all the time!" This experience specifically taught me that living my faith went so much deeper than just attending church on Sundays, but that every tiny detail of how I lived my life should be reflecting this wonderful Gospel that I know to be true.