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Hi I'm Matthew

I have lived in Michigan my entire life. I enjoy martial arts, visual arts and literary arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated high school in 2013 and went straight to college, where I studied for two years. During that time I realized I was wasting money because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for work after school, so I dropped out and started working. It was around that time that I decided to go on a mission, so I'm waiting to do that now. I enjoy doing a lot of different things. I enjoy like designing and collecting enamel lapel pins. Most often, I explore and study random topics that might interest me, like consciousness, gravity waves, historical battles, alternative methods of building homes, really anything that seems cool. I work construction right now and am trying to figure out what career I will pursue.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church but fell away at an early age, deciding that there must be better things to be seen in different philosophies. I started studying Buddhism and Taoism, began meditating, and had a great time doing my own thing. Eventually, I decided to study the religion I was raised as: Mormonism. The more I studied, the more I saw that the truth I had found in other religions was also in the gospel. I began having more spiritual experiences as a result of my studies and decided that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was where I belonged. As a result, I feel that I have a better grasp on life because I no longer have to wonder who I am. Now I can focus on what I can do!

How I live my faith

I love going to church. Despite it being challenging at times (I'm an introvert amongst extroverts), I love the feeling I get when I'm there. Everybody is so nice and always willing to lend a hand. Sometimes I get to teach a class of younger kids, which is always challenging, but the smiles on the kid's faces does more than enough to make it worth it. Right now I organize a group of people my age (18-30). We get together weekly to have activities like bonfires and movie nights. Once a month we have someone come and speak to us about topics we are curious about or things we are struggling with.