Friday, July 26, 2013

I'm a Mormon

I have been meaning to write a second post for a while now. I have been creating and editing it in my mind. I love to write!

Well yesterday I was at my stake youth conference and I was asked to talk at the fireside. It went well. I realized I enjoy public speaking. I guess I have known that for a while now and the reason I say that is because I have never really cringed at the idea of giving a talk or anything of that sort. Anyway the youth really liked what I shared. They were laughing and participating throughout my talk. It was great!

Anyway I just finished coming back from a lunch with my other co-workers. There is a pretty friendly environment at work. Of course I still feel out of place when certain topics or jokes are made that are not appropriate or that go against my ideals. As we were eating several of my co-workers started ordering alcoholic drinks. Not everyone did though but of course everyone quickly noticed. One of my co-workers asked why I wasn't drinking and I simply said, "I'm a Mormon". It felt great saying that! I love sharing the gospel and I am grateful that I served a mission because now I am not afraid of stating who I am. Towards the end of the lunch the same co-worker turned around and asked me a few basic questions about the Church. I was so happy!

I am glad that I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also know that people will always look at members of the Church as different. I am grateful though that I believe what I do and that I can also stand up for what I know to be true.

I plan on writing more. It is a great experience to write and share what is going through my mind. I plan to keep this blog fully updated I will touch upon a lot of different subjects that I find to be important.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Definition of labels

First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and if you have gotten this far in this sentence for reading it as well.
Writing has always served dual purposes in my life. It provides me an avenue to release some stress from my mind. As well I enjoy writing. It allows me to go places I can only imagine and create worlds and situations I can only dream of.
What is the purpose of this blog? Let me give you a short introduction of myself. I will srart off by defining some labels that apply to my life. Perhaps then you will understand the purpose of this blog.
My name is Aurelio Rodriguez. I am 26 years old at the time of my writing this. I finished serving a full time mission for my Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about 3 months ago. Yes , I am a Mormon. This is the first label that defines my life.  I joined the Church almost 4 years ago. 
All posts represent my own views and not those of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.