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Hi I'm Mariah

I was born and raised in Provo, UT. I'm studying to become an anesthesiologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've completed a semester at BYU-Idaho, and am now preparing to serve a full-time mission in Northern California. I'm 19 years old, I love being outside on walks or hiking, but I also love movies just as much. I'm majoring in Biology in preparation to become an anesthesiologist, so check back here in 10+ years to see if I actually made it lol. I've torn my ACL three times, so thank goodness I was born in a day and age where it's possible to get that remedied. I can be very sarcastic, but very sincere as well. I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, born and raised, and it's the best thing that's ever happened to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been raised my entire life in the church, following the example of my two very faithful parents. Growing up with such strong gospel-oriented parents made it easy to develop my testimony, because I was raised by theirs. I am a Mormon because nothing in my life has brought me more true or genuine happiness than the Gospel and its teachings. Everything that is taught in the church makes sense, and if I ever have questions, there are always answers. My testimony is everything to me, because without it I would be completely lost in this world, and have no true sense of purpose. It's because of the church that I know why I'm here, and what I need to do during my time here. No matter what mistakes I've made in my life, I can be made whole through the grace of Jesus Christ, and I have no reason to be hopeless, because we have His Atonement. I know for certain that I would not be the same person, or have as much happiness or purpose, without the Gospel, and I love it because of everything that it's given me and continues to give me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to love others and understand them. As a Mormon, I believe we all came from the same place with our Heavenly Father. We are all brothers and sisters in that sense, so I try to be aware of that and to love everyone--which is definitely not always easy--but hey, no one's perfect. It can be hard to stand up for my beliefs in a world that more often than not disagrees with them, but I have found that it is always worth it to stay true to myself, and I have been so blessed in doing so.