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Hi I'm Leah Smith

I am a Native Hawaiian, A lover of weirdos, Closet traveler, A family girl. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Hawaii, a place that I hold very dear and close to my heart. My family is huge and crazy, a trait they passed on to me. I have ten ethnicities, which I feel makes me more interesting. And I am the tenth child of my family. I love anything to do with the arts including movie making, drawing, singing, and cooking just to name a few. I am a talker. Even before I could talk, whether at the store or a football game, I left my family to make new friends. My family is extremely important to me, they come before anything else in my life (besides God of course). When I was 10 years old I became an aunty and now I have 4 nieces and 2 nephews. I consider them my own children and absolutely love them to death! I also love traveling. Through happen stance I have been able to travel a lot throughout the U.S. I'm really not sure what I'm going to do with my life but I do know that I want to live in a way that allows me to travel and experience as many new cultures, foods, people, and ideas as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

There's a lot that can be said for being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A lot of people think that when you're born in the church you don't have a conversion story because you just believe what you grew up hearing. But the truth is, everyone has a conversion story especially when they're born in the church. I have one, it's a little long to tell but it changed my life forever. With the gospel of Jesus Christ I have learned to look beyond myself and to look at the bigger picture when it comes to my life. I know exactly what my life would be like if I didn't have the gospel. I already struggle with what my purpose in life will be and especially where I'm going to be in the next ten or twenty or thirty years, but because of Jesus Christ I know that if I follow His lead, I will find purpose and I will be happy. It won't be easy and it will probably be very confusing but I know he will always be with me and that he has sent me to people who will help me. I believe in a God that loves every single person alive and dead on this earth. And I believe in a Heavenly Father who will forgive his child even after he/she has sinned a million times, and loves him/her unconditionally. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I really try to love people. I am a very emotional person in the sense that I feel a lot deeper then I want to. I've always loved people for reasons I couldn't understand. Even when I talked to people I genuinely didn't like, in that moment I would forget about whatever wrong they did and I just tried to be their friend. Growing up my mom was a great example to me as a loving human being. Her door was always open to anyone who needed shelter. She housed and cared for many of my friends and even more of my siblings friends. Kids who had hard home lives or lived by themselves or were just having a bad day, they could always count on feeling safe whenever they came to my house. It was an even bigger test when I was faced with picking up my friends in the middle of the night in scary places because they were running from an abusive home. It always worked out and my mom was always there to make sure that we were handling things in a good way. A coworker I had once, he was gay and very open about it, had told me that out of all the people we worked with, he was most comfortable around me (the most openly religious worker) because he felt like I would never judge him for who he was. I feel the closest to my Savior when I am able to love people for exactly who they are, and when I have the chance to serve them in whatever form that may be. That is my favorite commandment of all, "Love thy neighbor as thyself". I am not perfect but that is how I try to live my faith.