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Hi I'm Reygan

I am a senior in High School, I draw portraits, I love being outside when it's less than 100 degrees, and I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

One of my favorite things to do is draw. I have been drawing/sketching for as long as I can remember and it allows for me to breathe a little bit. I have struggled with anxiety/depression since I started high school and it has been emotionally and physically exhausting. About a year ago, I decided that I wasn't going to let that consume my life and that I would go throughout my life with more of an eternal perspective. I would stop and think if something was worth losing my mind over and I taught myself to just let it all go. Now, I'm in my final year of high school and I feel much more comfortable in my day-to-day life. I know I'm not alone. Because I was able to get over that brick wall in my life, I can continue to do things that I've loved doing since I was little. I still draw all the time and I've gotten myself out of my comfort zone. I love to be around people and make new friends. Even though I am quite introverted, I enjoy making others feel like I am more of a friend to them, rather than a stranger.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon church. The "Mormon standards" have always been a part of my life, so I can't quite comprehend what my life would be like without it. Even if you were born into this faith, there is a moment in your life when you are truly "converted". For the majority of my life so far, my faith was just how I was raised. I didn't do things because I wasn't supposed to, or because my parents and church leaders told me not to. As I got into high school, I became more self-aware. I realized how going to church made me happy. It allowed for me to have some quality time learning about Jesus Christ and His sacrifice He made for me. I started really looking forward to going to church on Sunday. I appreciate my school seminary class much more. I find that when I center my live around Christ, I am a happier person. I love life when I serve others and when I live my standards. I know that this faith is the true source of happiness. I am who I am because of it. I find myself choosing to do what is right rather than being forced to because I feel more at peace. I wear modest clothes because I feel most comfortable in them. I am kind to others because I know I would want them to be kind to me. I live the way I do because it makes me a happier person. Who wouldn't want that? I know I will always be happy for as long as I continue to live the life that Jesus Christ, my Savior, my redeemer, and my brother would be proud to see me living.

How I live my faith

Because I am still in the youth program of our church, I don't hold any major callings. I am the president of the group of girls that are 16-18 years old though. Since I'm a leader to the older girls, it's also important that I am an example to the younger girls as well. Because of this calling, I have been able to see these girls as my Savior Jesus Christ sees them. I truly love every single one of them. With this calling, I help plan our Wednesday night activities and I conduct our meetings from time to time along with other girls. Along with that calling, I also am part of a youth committee that plans all our activities that involve all the youth in our area (our stake). In my daily life, I strive to be the very best I can be. I ask for help to stay positive throughout the day and I live by my standards that I've adopted at a very young age. I think it's super important to live in a way that people want to learn more about why I am happy with my life so that's exactly what I try to do.