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Hi I'm Keira

I’m a runner, a writer, and a chaser of sunshine. I spent half of my childhood in Richmond Virginia and half in Southern Utah.

About Me

I am the oldest of four children. I graduated from a Performing Arts High School am a student at Brigham Young University. At BYU, I was a member of the International Folk Dance team. In 2015, I moved to Paraguay for four months on an internship where I worked on graphic design projects, taught English at a University, and even choreographed a flash mob! I have been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Portland, Oregon. I could not be more excited! If I had to describe myself in one sentence I’d say: I crave a life worth writing about. I crave the authentic, unfeigned, & raw in life and people. To write–and to write well— to add meaning and depth not only to my life but to the lives of the readers is the primary driving force in my life. I love writing, dancing, running, being outside, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe life is worth writing about, that everyday is an adventure, and that happiness is a choice.

Why I am a Mormon

I love what I feel in this gospel. I love the peace I find in the Book of Mormon. One of my favorite passages of scriptures is found in Alma chapter 37. It says, "Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever. Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good..." "...O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever. And now, my son, see that ye take care of these sacred things, yea, see that ye look to God and live. Go unto this people and declare the word, and be sober. My son, farewell." I love the phrase "look and live". That's it. It's so simple. Turn to Christ. I love the reference he makes to the Children of Israel in the wilderness. After they were bitten by the serpents, the way was prepared for them to be healed. Yet, because of simpleness of the remedy, many refused to look and died. It's already been prepared for us. Christ has already atoned for every sin, every injustice, every hurt, every fear, every pain. The church has been restored. We have the Book of Mormon. We have temples and sacred, saving ordinances. We have priesthood power. We have living prophets to guide us. We have correct doctrine. Everything points us to Christ. AND--- all we have to do is look--accept the atonement, receive the ordinances beginning with baptism, keep our covenants, and give heed to the word of Christ. It is glorious!

How I live my faith

At BYU, I work at The Center for Service and Learning where I help students find service programs to get involved in. Service truly brings us closer to our Savior and participating in service projects has changed my life.