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Hi I'm Brittany

I'm a preschool teacher. I'm a dancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California, then moved to Colorado for high school. While I was a sophomore in college, my parents moved to Washington, and that is where I live now. I am the youngest of four children, and have pretty much been an only child for about six years now since all of my siblings are married and are out of the house. I am currently a senior in college and am excited to see where the next few years take me. I am a Child Development major and have enjoyed being a preschool teacher for the past few years. I also love the arts, particularly photography and dance. I have danced all my life and love it! I am a dance minor and don't know what I would do without the outlet of dance amongst the rest of my lecture classes. Along with dance, I have had an interest in photography my entire life and love exploring nature in order to capture new moments in the world, as well as in life.

Why I am a Mormon

With being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life, I have never had the opportunity to choose a church for myself. With being born into this gospel, my religion was already chosen for me without having a say for myself. However, I would not have it any other way. Whenever I enter an LDS building, I am filled with a certain happiness and comfort from the feeling that is present, and always feel welcomed from the friendly faces of the members. I love the feeling that is felt at the LDS church. I have visited other religious church buildings throughout my life, but am never satisfied with the feeling that is felt when I enter. I always feel like something is missing, and there usually is: the Spirit. When I feel the spirit, I feel happy, warm, calm, complete, and I get goosebumps all over my body. This feeling, the Spirit, is what makes the LDS church stand out from other religions. In high school, I was invited to my friend's church function for the youth. Since she had shown interest in my church, I thought I should do the same by attending something for her church. As I sat in on the lesson being taught by their Pastor, I did not feel the same way as I did with the lessons taught in my church. I did not feel happy, warm, calm, or "complete". I sort of felt empty. I was very confused by this feeling and did not know what it meant. As I spoke with my parents about it later, I realized it was because of the lack of the Spirit. Being a member of the church has blessed my life in so many ways, and continues to do so. Without being a member of the church, I honestly have no clue where I would be today. I'm sure I would feel a bit lost, but would not know where to start in order to find my place and purpose in life. With being a Mormon, everything just makes sense. I know where I came from, why I am here on earth, and where I am going. I love being Mormon, and I will never be ashamed of it. It's just who I am, and I am proud of that.

How I live my faith

Within the church, I have served in various areas which has strengthened me as an individual. When I was a freshman in college (only being 17 years old), I was asked to be a Sunday school teacher. This was terrifying for me because, I would be teaching out of the Bible, particularly the Old Testament which I was not familiar with at all. To top it off, I would be teaching 18-27 year olds (or older) who I assumed knew the Bible a whole lot more than I did. However, through much prayer and faith, I was able to get through it, and was told I was very successful, which I was happy about. I have also served in the music area of the church as the Ward Music Chairman. With this calling, I was in charge of choosing the hymns for Sacrament Meeting (the main meeting where everyone meets together) each week, and that brought me closer to the Spirit. This occurred because I was able to better understand the purpose of music within the various church meetings and come to learn how, through music, the Spirit is able to touch the hearts of many. Along with serving in the ward, I have also lived my life in such a way which has shown my faith to others I am around and intereacting with. All my life I have been an example to others, and I have been able to interest individuals in the church due to the way I act. I also am a very happy person, and have been told I have a "light in my eyes" because of how I live. Many members of the church have this certain "light" about them because they live the gospel and are proud to be a part of the church. This "light" is the "light of Christ", and it is contagious to many individuals. As I live my faith, the main thing I do is to try and be like my Savior, Jesus Christ, by serving others, loving everyone, and being a good example so that others will want to be more like our Savior as well.