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Hi I'm Whitney.

I'm from Northern California. I attend Brigham Young University-Idaho. I love to travel. I'm a photographer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Whitney and I am a 21-year-old artist/photographer from Northern California. I am in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at BYU-Idaho, with my emphasis in photography. I also love to draw and paint, sing, dance, and participate in outdoor summer activities. I have a serious case of wanderlust and I have traveled to many of the most beautiful places in the world, and hope to cross off many more foreign cities on my "to see" list in the years to come. I love to photograph landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, and I have had two of my photos published as book covers so far. I love this life, and I love the incredible beauties that this world world has to offer. I know that a loving Heavenly Father created this world for us and He wants us to appreciate it, so I will spend the rest of my life trying to capture that splendor with my lens. I hope somehow I can be a influence for good in this world, and I know that this gospel will help me to do so.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful for this gospel. Sometimes, I feel like I need to remind myself of that, and to allow myself to reflect upon the blessings that this gospel has given me. Life was never meant to be easy. We are meant to cry and to feel lonely, to wonder why things aren’t working out, and to refuse to let go of happier times. We are meant to have broken hearts and to be impatient while waiting for them to heal. But for me, I know that I don’t just go through these bumps in the road because “that’s life”, but because they are meant to test me—to see if I will break under pressure or rise from the ashes. A loving Heavenly Father gives them to me to make me stronger. They are there to help me appreciate the little happy moments that are scattered throughout every day I’m alive. They’re not meant to crush me, but they’re meant to bring me to my knees—to swallow my pride and show God that I can ask for help, even in my most stubborn moments. And I can get through every dark day—I’ve proved this to myself time and time again. I am imperfect, but God knows that I am trying. I am becoming. With His help, I am changing. This doesn’t mean I won’t stumble at times; I’m going to doubt myself and lose faith sometimes and blame God for making me hurt. I’m only human. But l know I have a way to bring myself back out of the depths, and that is through the gospel and a perfect, forgiving, endlessly loving Savior who will never let me fail. He loves me unconditionally, even when I feel unworthy of love. He will strengthen me in ways that no one else can. He is perfect when I am not, and He is whole when my heart is empty. I know this. And that is what is so powerful to me about this gospel, and why I will never leave it. I am blessed and loved beyond measure, and I will spend the rest of my life trying desperately to repay that debt. This gospel is true, and I am going to be what my Savior knows I can be, because I am undeserving. Life isn’t easy, but my God is good.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving and loving the people I come into contact with on a daily basis. I can always do better, I know, but I want to be the best example I can be. I want to try and change people's lives for the better.