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Hi I'm Baylee

I grew up in Tucson, Arizona. I love sunflowers, good deep laughter, and music you can dance to. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music! I sing and play the guitar, and can pick up pretty much any instrument I find. I really believe that music is not only the best way to connect with others, but also to connect with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Growing up in the Sonoran desert, I've always appreciated a good sunset and an even better thunderstorms. I love calm mornings and beautiful mountains, and am a huge fan of sarcasm in most capacities. I believe that if you're not laughing about something, then you're doing something wrong - a sense of humor goes a really long way if you ask me. I'm a huge fan of hugging for no reason and bearing your testimony of the things you know and love, and being honest about all the good and bad and ugly. I like answering questions and I like asking them even more. I believe that the small things are the most important. I'm afraid of creaky floors and fake smiling.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have lived without religion in my life. I went through a period of inactivity during and after my parents' divorce, and completely fell away from what I know to be true. Over the period of about a year, I quickly forgot what I valued and who I wanted to be, and it took me much longer than I am proud to admit to realize that my life was not what it should've been. One morning just before I turned 17, I woke up and decided that I had to change something. I borrowed my mother's car (my whole family was completely inactive at this point), and drove to a church building I had never been to before, to attend a ward I'd never been to before, with people I'd never met. Alone. And it was one of the scariest moments of my entire life. I felt unfamiliar, uneasy, and unsure of myself. However, I was welcomed as if I was family. And I knew that I had done the right thing, that I was where I needed to be, doing what I needed to do. My conversion to this gospel was a long process, given to me only through the mercy, love, and Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because this gospel has changed the very meaning of life for me, it has changed every aspect of who I am for the better. I am a Mormon because it gives me guidance, sacred knowledge, the opportunity to love better, and happiness that is truly found only in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in everything I do. I try to remember that your integrity is defined by not only what you do around and for other people, but what you do on your own, for yourself. I am constantly reminding myself that to preach something, I must live it. I must do what I believe is right at all times, and in all things, and in all places. My testimony of my faith is not something that I use when it's convenient, or to make me look good, or to gain brownie points with those around me. My testimony is what I rely on, what I need, and what I constantly strive to nurture and build upon, because I know that my faith is the key to being happy. I live my faith by remembering to do the little things - studying the scriptures, praying to Heavenly Father, and treating others the way I know Christ would treat them.

What is faith?

Faith is knowing that sometimes, there won't be a concrete answer. Sometimes in this life, nobody can give you a yes or no, set in stone, definite solution for your questions. And that's where faith comes in! It's the belief Show more Show less