I'm Kate and I'm a new convert to the church. I was baptized in September 2012 after meeting and learning from two wonderful missionaries who were serving in my area at the time.
There are very few members my age in the area, to attend any YSA events I have to travel over 200km so I'm looking to connect with people to get to know and to strengthen my testimony.
I love the church, but it's difficult being the only member in my family, so connecting with like minded people is important to me.
I consider myself to be artistic... I love to paint especially (I painted a dumpster once, I even got paid to do it lol). I also dabble a bit in photography, I'm no Ansel Adams but it brings me a great sense of peace to be out in nature with just my camera.
I also love to read, I've always got a number of books on the go. Right now I'm reading Fried Green Tomatoes, True Women, Gone with the Wind (for the 4th time lol- favorite book/movie!), A World Without End (for the 2nd time), The Princess Bride (abridged version- original is too dry for me :P ) and several selections on First Nations history.
I love being outdoors (in the summer... Winter, although beautiful is just too cold lol). I love to go camping every chance I get and swimming (I've been told many times I must have been a mermaid in a past life, I just love the water), I play baseball and have since I was 8 years old, and I'm hoping to get into more activities like kayaking and 5k color runs (completed my first on on my Birthday this year! It was amazing!). I'm also hoping to start up a non-competitive volleyball league with a youth group that I mentor (something to keep me active during these cold blah months).
I've got a bit of a travel bug, I love spontaneous road trips (recently my mom and I drove across Ontario to visit family on just a few days notice). The furthest I've been so far is Cuba, and I'm hoping to go to Europe for my next birthday (which is a big step since I'm terrified of airplanes, which I am overcoming by flying as often as I can lol).
I'm not afraid of spiders, but I'm deathly terrified of balloons and recently discovered I'm equally scared of June bugs (even though they apparently don't bite lol).
I've probably said it all here but if there's anything more you'd like to know, or we share some common interests feel free to send me a message, I'd love to chat!