Tanner is one of funniest, most talented people I know. My dad has served in the Air Force national guard since I was six. His deployments have made me a stronger person. Dad and I have been doing karate together since I was about 10.
When I was in second grade a family friend gave my mom a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. As soon as Hagrid knocked down that door, I was hooked. While my mom was glad, that I was reading so much, she wished I would read something besides the first three Harry Potter books. It's easy to say that I've been a fangirl ever since. I eventually did expand my horizons, and I love reading.
In ninth grade I met my three best friends, Sara, Lela, and Deven. They are wonderful people. I love them so much and I would be a very different person without their influences. They're those friends that if we go weeks without talking to each other, it's okay, and we can pick up right where we left off.
After I graduated high school I attended Snow College. I was terrified, living away from home was an intimidating thought. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I learned so much about myself. I also met Nicole and Whitney. They were two of my roommates, and some of the greatest people I've ever met.
Snow is a two year college, when I finished there I attended USU for a year, and planned on entering their Special Education program. USU has one of the best Special Education programs in the nation. Unfortunately it's extremely competitive program and I didn't get in. This summer I started contemplating my options, I had many. I could change schools and apply for a different, less competitive Special Ed program, I could stay at USU and try again, I was even considering taking a year off and working. The weird thing was, going back to school was the last thing I wanted to do. This was odd because I really enjoy school. I love learning new things, I'd never dreaded going back to school that much. It was June, and school was starting in a couple of months. I needed to make a decision, and soon. One night, I finally did the one thing I should've done from the beginning, I turned to my Heavenly Father. I told him that I wasn't sure what I should do, and I was confused because I didn't know what to do. I told him everything I'd thought of, I also offhandedly mentioned a mission. I had thought of a mission, but it was a scary idea. I was scared of being away from my family for so long. As soon as I mentions serving a mission, my question was answered. I felt calm and assured. I knew I was making the right choice.
I am so excited to teach the people in the OTM area. I cannot wait to share my testimony of Heavenly Father's love. I know I will met some amazing people and I will learn so much.