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Hi I'm Gaby

I grew up in Utah. I love smoothies! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a sophomore at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I also work full-time at an awesome smoothie/fresh-pressed juice/acai bowl place known as Roxberry! San Antonio, Texas is soon to be my home for the next 18 months, and I could not be more excited. My favorite school subjects are math, science, and art; in fact, my major is Applied Mathematics! Yoga, running, and skiing are some of my favorite ways to relieve the stress that builds up as a part of life.

Why I am a Mormon

If you gave me all the money in the world and the only thing I had to do was do high school over again, I would never do it. High school was a major trial for me. Overcoming fears, struggling with mental health, trouble with friends, and dealing with toxic perfectionism made my high school life difficult. The simple act of getting up and going to school seemed like an insurmountable mountain I struggled to climb ever day. But this gospel saved me. My Savior, Jesus Christ, blessed me with the gift to keep on trying, keep on hoping, keep on trusting Him that things would get better. The beautiful feeling this church brings brought joy into my life in a way nothing else could. It gives me the joy of everyday living. It gives me the purpose and motivation to keep progressing. It gives me a feeling of closeness to God. It gives me the eternal perspective that although things are hard now, if I trust in God, I will have joy.

How I live my faith

I have the best calling in my church: I play the piano while kids from ages 2-11 sing songs! The adventures with them never end, and I get to see all of the antics the kids do from behind my spot at the piano. I also have been called to serve as a missionary, which has been my dream for so long. I'm assigned to the Texas San Antonio Spanish-speaking mission! (It's a good thing I took German in high school:). I love my church's beliefs and I love helping people, and so a mission is the perfect opportunity to combine both of those things.