Hi I'm Lizy
I am a sci-fi/fantasy geek. I love writing my own stories as much as reading other people's. And I'm a Mormon.
I grew up in Texas just outside of San Antonio. I wasn't a cowgirl but a lot of people I knew in school worked with cows and horses. I play the violin. I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at age 14 after my violin teacher noticed I didn't have any friends at school. I spent my junior year of high school in Snowflake, Arizona so I could be with more people of my faith, but I ended up learning that in some ways people are the same everywhere. I went back to Texas to finish high school and then I went to Brigham Young University. I majored in English and minored in Anthropology. I struggled terribly with OCD and depression, but with the help of loving friends in the Church and at school and divine providence I managed to overcome, beat the odds and graduate in August of 2014. (Don't tell anyone I said this but I am the first person in my mom's family to get a Bachelor's). In college I discovered the Quill and Sword Medieval (and Renaissance) Reenactment Club, and my lifelong interest in medieval history and literature motivated me to help the club put on events and expand my talents in cooking, sewing, and research and presenting. Sooner or later I might join the global medieval reenactment organization, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). I also love science fiction and fantasy. My fandoms are Star Wars, Harry Potter, the Avengers, and the Lord of the Rings. I recently attended my first comic-con and it was a blast, I hope it's just the beginning!
I was raised in the Church and I have chosen to stay in it because the Gospel has given me a perspective and the Church has given me access to friends and support in times of need. I have Asperger's Syndrome, which is an emotional condition that makes me more interested in some things than others and can make it hard to relate to other people. Living the Gospel as faithfully as possible has always been one of my AS-related behaviors. On the other hand, sometimes that desire to live the gospel can be misinterpreted by my mind and it can be hard to understand what exactly I am supposed to do. In more recent years I discovered that this tendency was actually a manifestation of Obessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD. I really struggled when I was in high school to make friends with other people who weren't of my faith. But I chose to put my faith in Jesus Christ and let him help me overcome my weaknesses. Now I am very socially adept and people don't know I'm different. I love what the Gospel teaches about how God puts people in our lives and allows things to happen to guide us. I think it's beautiful that everything has a purpose in life, and I always try to look for that purpose in everything I do. I believe that truth and TRUTH can be found in many places and understood in many ways. I always try to remember that my faith is more important than my doubts.
I believe in the importance of daily personal prayer and scripture study and try to do both daily. I also listen to conference talks while commuting or exercising. I am currently a ward missionary in my singles ward. I have also served as a Visiting Teaching supervisor, a Family Home Evening group leader, and a Family History consultant. I also enjoy indexing and I am trying to find family names to take to the temple because I really want to do my part to help my ancestors on the other side of the veil.