First Things First

First Things First

Hi there. My name is Mary-Faith, and I’m glad you stopped by. Technically, this is where I’m supposed to tell you why I started this blog. But, first, I think it would be better to tell you about me.

I’m an almost-adult with a love for literature, history, and politics. I’m an aspiring political journalist, which is a fancy way of saying that I’m trying to figure out how to basically be Megyn Kelly. I have dealt with chronic illness my entire life, but a few years ago I was diagnosed with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), which has proved to be the most pervasive and life-altering medical condition I have experienced. This has not been easy, but I would not trade life as a “sick person” if I was given the choice. It has shaped the person I am, and I am convinced that I would not be nearly as proud of who I have become, and am still becoming, were it not for this trial.

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), more commonly known as the Mormon Church. I love my church. My relationship with and my testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ, is the most important thing in my life. It influences everything else in my life. As my testimony has grown, so have I. Christ’s gospel truly is a light amidst the darkness of the world, and it’s a light I want to share.

So, why did I start this blog? Mainly because I wanted to share the gospel, but not in a deep, doctrinal, instructional sort of way…in the way it applies to me and my life. How it helps me through my struggles with my health, how it has influenced my love of politics and America, and how it has brought me to a place of true joy.

That is, essentially, who I am and why I started this blog. I hope you’ll stick around for a little while.