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Hi I'm Ariel

I grew up in Washington state. I love to hike. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Between the ages of 18-22 I lived in New York, Connecticut, California, Hawaii, and then went back to Washington state. I love being able to experience different cultures and meet new people. I'm the oldest of 7 children, and an Auntie to a cute toddler boy. I love to hike, canoe, kayak, do yoga, play at the beach, and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but at a certain time in my life I had to decide for myself if I was going to continue being apart of the Mormon church and make it apart of my life, or just leave it. I moved out when I was 18 and for a short time got distracted with other things. I would attend church most Sundays, but going through the motions and actually living it every day are two totally different things. After a while of just going through the motions with not putting anything extra into my faith and growth in the church I started to notice I was more grumpy, I was quick to anger, impatient with those around me, and honestly, I just wasn't happy. At that point I decided to pray intently to my Father in Heaven, read my scriptures, and make sure to do it every day to find what I was looking for. It was hard at first, trying to find the time and fight off the distractions that surrounded me, but once I would start I would feel happiness. Slowly as I began to do these things every day I noticed I had more energy to endure what once had been frustrating situations and people in my day. I was more patient, and more happy with myself. I hadn't noticed before, but my confidence had left me, as I started to do the little things like pray and study my scriptures, I began to build my self esteem back. Today I am fully active in the church, and grateful to be. I do my best to study my scriptures and pray every day. Being apart of the Mormon church makes me happy, it gives me the desire to go out and serve others, and it comforts me when things get hard. Because of the gospel of Jesus Christ that the Mormon church contains, I am given a firm foundation to build my life on. I know that hard things in this life will not last forever, and when they do get hard, I have a Savior, Jesus Christ, to make up for my imperfections and weaknesses.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday, participate in service opportunities in the community, teach a sunday school class, and help out in nursery when I can.