about me

My name is Amy and I'm 30 years old.  I live in Utah currently and have lived here for my entire life to date.  I was born and raised LDS and I have two younger sisters, both of whom are married and have kids.  My parents are still married too.  I live with my girlfriend and we have been together since August 2009.

I work full-time at a restaurant.  I am also currently attending college.  I got my Associate's Degree from Weber State before transferring to Westminster College.  I am majoring in aviation management and accounting.  I will be graduating in Spring 2014.  I'm excited to see where life takes me after college.

I really enjoy sports.  I have a couple different teams in different sports.  My favorites are soccer/football and American football, and I'm a die-hard Liverpool FC supporter and Philadelphia Eagles fan.  I also support Real Salt Lake.

I love music.  My favorite band is Incubus and I stick to more of the rock / alternative genre, but Top 40 can be okay.  I also like jazz and classical and the occasional rap song.  I just really don't like country music.  I love the effect that music has on me.  My dad is a musician so music has always been part of my life.  It is amazing to me and I really don't think I could live without it.

I love to read.  Some of my favorite books are To Kill A Mockingbird, Hamlet, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and it's kind of nerdy but I love Star Wars books.  Green Eggs and Ham has also pretty much always been a personal favorite.

All in all, I just try to be me and live each day as happily as I can.


jennzech said...

Hi Amy,

I'm not sure how exactly I found your blog, but I just wanted to post a comment.

You and I went to high school together. We had mutual friends, and even some classes together, but I don't think we ever really talked.

I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed looking at your blog. I can only imagine what you have gone through in the last few years of your life. I appreciate you sharing the details.

I'm glad you have been able to find support systems, as we all need that in our lives. I'm glad to see there are blogs out there like yours. People need to have others to relate to. So, thank you for your honesty.

I, myself, am not gay, but I too have struggled with the culture and people of the LDS church. I am still active, but it doesn't mean it's always easy for me to be. I don't quite fit into the cookie cutter mold others think I should. So, in that way, I can relate to your story.

My hope is that with blogs and forums like yours, people may begin to become more open to others who may not fit the mold everyone wants them to. Know that there are people who support you in who you are, even those of us who don't really know you.