Why I am Writing and a Little About Me

In my limited experience of life, I find that I do not fit nicely in one box or another, rather, I am somewhere in-between.  This feeling is the inspiration for the notes portion of my blog.  I hope to use this space to tell my story, to sort out my thoughts and feelings, to explore who I am and who I am becoming.  I want this to be an authentic representation of my life and give a peak into who I am.

To give you some context, I am Diana Kelly.  I was raised on the east coast, but live in the west.  While school brought me out here, I believe that I was brought here for a reason.  My time in Utah has taught me how to be independent, how to nurture relationships from afar, and how to rely on the most amazing friends! Best of all, I have found my one true love here and I get to marry him in a month!

I am a musician and am pursuing a degree in Music Education.  While I sometimes doubt my desire to teach and think I might go to Law School instead, I love teaching my little Kindergarteners general music.  They are the light of my life and bring me joy every day I get to see them.  I am totally bummed that the school year is over and I have to wait until September to be with them again.

I had the distinct honor of getting to be a Young Performing Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois.  I got to wear pioneer clothes, play my clarinet all day, and testify of Christ.  What an awesome combination!

I am a collector of religions.  I was born into the Quaker religion, but when I was four my family started attending an Episcopal church.  After seven years there, we went back to Quakerism.  Throughout middle and high school I attended the local American Baptist Church youth group, where I learned what true acceptance was.  My move to the west has brought a new religion into my life – Mormonism. I love to find the light of Christ in everyone I meet and learn from their faith, or non-faith, how to broaden my lens of the world and love the people around me more deeply.

I hope that my posts bring you happiness as you read them.  I am terrible at consistency with my journal, so hopefully this blog will actually get used.  The forty dollars I spent to use the domain and word press should be a sufficient motivator.

Here’s to the future!

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