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Hi I'm Simone

I grew up in California and Maryland. I love to sing, write, read, and hike. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently attend college in Utah, where I am studying to be a teacher. I have always loved to read and write, and over the years have found that writing is the medium through which I best express myself. I want to be a teacher someday because I want to help change the world. "Change the world" sounds like an overwhelming and incomprehensible goal, but I believe there are simple things each of us can do to make the world a better place. I had some wonderful teachers who changed the world for me, and someday I hope to do that for my students.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it helps me develop. My appreciation for Mormonism and the Gospel of Christ began with the Book of Mormon. Every time I read it, I know it is true. The Book of Mormon eloquently speaks of Christ and gives cause to "hope for a better world." Often people ask me why I'm Mormon, if there are so many "rules." Quite simply, I continue to be Mormon because nothing makes me happier. The Gospel is a precious gift that I would not trade for anything, and a gift which I want to share with others. Often we look for something better in the world: something that will help us be better and that can improve our circumstances and/or attitudes. The Book of Mormon absolutely does this for me, and it will do it for everyone.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living the standards of the Church. Living these standards, such as honesty, respect (for myself and others), forgiveness, etc., broadens my view of the world and other people. I enjoy working with others in my community by planning fun activities -- I believe time is the best gift we can give, so it is important to plan things with others and talk with them and befriend them; these are valuable ways to spend our time.