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Hi I'm Megan

I am studying languages at my University, I love to dance, I grew up in large, Marvel and Star Wars loving family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My family is a big defining factor of who I am. I grew up in a family of 7 - my parents who raised us kids in the Gospel; two brothers, one of whom is also leaving on a mission; and my two adoptive sisters. My sister has FAS, which has made having a normal sister relationship, impossible. I remember going to an art show and seeing a painting of two pioneer sisters embracing each other against the winter cold. They looked so close. I began balling and told my mom "I won't ever have that with my sister until after this life." My mom bought me a small copy of the painting and hung it in my room to remind me that one day - even if it is not in this lifetime - I will be able to build a relationship like that with my sister. I am a perfectionist. When I achieve something, I am always looking for the flaws in my performance, as to do better next time. I enjoy activities that are structured and that I can be critiqued on. For example, art class was alway a struggle for me because there were so many ways to do one thing. There was never a generally conceived concept of perfection. But in my calligraphy class, I excelled because there was a precise way of doing it. Perhaps that is why I love languages so much - eventually, you can reach perfection or fluency.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon, but that is only a small factor in why I chose to remain Mormon. Like so many others, I have had questions and concerns. The Gospel has given me someone omnipotent and loving to turn to. I have felt Heavenly Father's love for me through trials, prayer, friends, church, doctrine, and the temple. There are so many ways He has shown me his love for me that I could never deny it, nor could I plausibly leave His church. Where else would I go? The Holy Ghost has born witness to me on numerous occasions that I have found the true Gospel.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am living my faith through my job. I work at a daycare, tending to a class or 14, ages 18 months to 3 years old. In my ward, we frequently talk about practicing patience, love, and empathy. When I go to work, I pray for the guidance and strength to show those attributes to my class. I try and teach the way the Spirit does, without anger or frustration.