I'm Derek, living here in Provo after just recently graduating out of BYU. I might be one of the most spontaneous people you'll ever meet, and I love to try everything I can! I'm really into music, mostly alternative, indie, or prog rock, and I'll go to concerts once in a while when I have the money. I've played the trumpet for a while, have been working on my voice the past year, have been picking up the guitar in my spare time lately, and would like to learn to play the piano better. I really like playing and watching sports, too, especially football, basketball and baseball, but just about everything is good to me. Skiing is a lot of fun, and I'd like to find more time for it, but I'll usually just go out and run for a bit when I want some exercise, and recently was able to run a half marathon. I'd like to run a full one sometime soon.
Exercise and being healthy is pretty important for me. Hopefully I can find somebody who shares these values and we can keep each other going. :)
And I really enjoy traveling. My favorite place I've been is probably Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Spending time watching the sunset from the jungle beach was one of the most relaxing and cool experiences I've ever had.
I guess if there's one thing about me a girl might like, it's that I do the little things to make her feel like she's special. I'm a bit of a romantic and, when I'm with a girl, I'll try to not let a day go by without letting her know that she's amazing, whether it's just with a small note and breakfast in the morning or a text before she goes to bed.
I'd like to find a girl who wants to get out and do things, like going hiking or just doing something random on a Friday night, and will be able to have fun doing almost anything, but won't mind taking walks and just talking about whatever is on our minds. Sometimes, it's also nice to just spend time together watching a movie or telling stories under a warm blanket. Maybe I could also find someone who could teach me how to be a better artist, since I've always wanted to learn more about that. Not really necessary, though.
I'll really consider anybody, so give me a shout even if you're just looking for somebody to hang with. I don't set too many expectations, so I'd be all good to just get out and see what happens.
My testimony: The Church has given me a true identity, something I can't discount or deny. There's times in my life where I feel insignificant, where I'm having difficulties and I wonder if my life has any meaning. With the Church, I know who I am and I know what I can become. Each one of us is significant, a son or daughter of a loving Heavenly Father, who has the potential to be something even greater. I know I have a purpose, and wasting such great potential, such divine heritage would be a mistake that would have consequences beyond this life. I know Joseph Smith was a true Prophet called of God, and I know President Monson is a Prophet in our day. I know Jesus Christ is the head of this Church. I couldn't deny these things, and I'm so grateful to know these truths. I love helping others come to this same knowledge which has shaped my past and future. I love the Gospel and I know the Church is true.