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Hi I'm Jaycie

I grew up in many different states and houses. I have 6 younger siblings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since a young age I have been raised to love music and the arts. I've been playing the violin since I was 7 and have picked up a range of instruments throughout my life. I have a passion for the arts and painting. I enjoy crafting name boards for my family members and painting watercolor animals. Choir has been a staple in my life and branched into acting and dancing. I attended BYU before choosing to serve a mission. I have moved 10 times and been blessed with many unique opportunities to know many sorts of people and cultures within the States.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. From the very beginning I was taught the gospel and that's how I lived my life. I never really questioned it, even when I hit rocky spots in high school because many of the experiences I had required me to rely on my Savior, they weren't things I would have survived on my own. Those years taught me that my Savior loves me dearly and that I am not alone even when there was no one else beside me. I will admit that sometimes I forget that, I hit a bump in the road and I lose sight of who I am. But I remember what I knew then. I remember how I felt and how I stayed afloat in that time and push through on faith, even when that faded memory was all I had. I have always had a firm testimony of the Book of Mormon but there were times when other aspects of the gospel weren't as clear to me as that book. At those times I searched for the answers, with the Book of Mormon as my anchor because I knew that that book was true. And if it was true then what I didn't understand must be true as well. And that carried me through many of the times I honestly didn't know what was true. I continue to be a Mormon because it brings me happiness. Particularly throughout my teenage years, I got frustrated with many of the guidelines laid out concerning modesty, dating, etc. Sometimes, I still do. But I recognize that they really aren't restrictions. They're put in place to keep us safe and comfortable in our own skin which is what brings us happiness. It saved me the trouble of bad break-ups and getting into situations I couldn't rescue without consequences. It complicates shopping but simplifies my life. I love this gospel. There are times when I am belittled because of the choices I have made, to not drink alcohol or coffee or tea, swear, wear immodest clothing, etc. But I wouldn't trade this gospel for anything because it makes me happy. And that's all there is to it.

How I live my faith

I used to be the pianist for the primary children, and occasionally led them in Singing Time. I was the ward chorister in my home ward and the choir director at BYU where I had a women's choir, men's choir, and combined choir. At the yearly Girls Camp I was a YCL and worked with the girls in first aid and survival skills. After going to a contra-dancing group, I helped organize a night where the group came to our church so families could participate as well. I was able to take part in the planning of a youth activity where the youth could learn about different career paths.