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Hi I'm Camiele

I'm from Olympia I love: dogs, outdoors, self-expression, sports, & education I'm a Junior Olympian & heptathlete I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a current missionary in Temple Square but also a college student, fashion enthusiast, sport loving, sunset chasing, instrument playing, reactivated LDS woman. I have played a multitude of sports including track and field, volleyball, snowboarding, swimming, basketball, and soccer and I love competing and trying to become better at whatever I set out to do. Have that be an instrument, a sport, or another skill, I love trying to better myself. I also love to care for people and share my ideas in unorthodox ways. I love being unique and quirky and always trying new things

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up LDS in a wonderfully active family who supported me. Being the youngest of 4, having a 6 year age gap, I did a lot of growing up on my own and relied heavily on my friends who were not LDS. As I entered High School I got swept away by a crowd of people that didn't hold the same standards as I grew up with, especially come my 2nd-4th years (ages 15-18). I stopped going to my church activities and only went to some meetings out of respect for my parents. In my inactivity I got caught up in things that I would have never seen myself doing. But as certain experiences happened, I realized how far I strayed. I realized that I couldn't find happiness but just moments of exhilaration. Being caught in this reputation and hurricane of sin I thought that there was no way out. The only things that brought happiness was my athletics. Being a successful athlete, I was on my way to run Division I track but after an accident my competitive athletic career was over. I was devastated. It was my one outlet to feeling accomplished and whole. After my scholarships and team placements were revoked, I graduated high school and went to college not intending to go to church. In recovery after surgery I had a lot of time to reflect and ponder how pivotal my next steps were. I realized the times I was truly happy I was an active member of His church. So I told myself I would go to church once for myself and for no one else. After one hour I was so uncomfortable I wanted to leave but on my way out I was stopped by a kind member who introduced himself and took me to class. After the encouragement of him and others I realized I needed to live the gospel for a period of time in entirety and then decide if it was for me (one year). After a few short months I realized what I had been missing. I began the repentance process which was long and hard but has been the most rewarding experience in my life. I am a Mormon because of the happiness it brings and the person it inspires me to be

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending my church meetings on Sundays and adding my insight. What I have found is by adding my insight and perspective leads to more conversations that help me better understand certain principles such as charity, forgiveness, and change. In my community, I am not the most outspoken person about my faith, I tend to live it by example with my family and friends. By living my standards everyday, I can show others who are not of my faith the happiness it brings me and earn the respect of my non-member peers by having my actions speak louder than my words and talking about it at the appropriate times.