Michelle Halley Collett née BolingI've been known by many names throughout my life: Michelle, Mimi, Pumpkin, Kitten, Mimzer, Mimger, Zer, Meems, Mims, Michelina, Mimsta, Mimichelle, Wifey, and Mama. I'm not really sure which one describes me the best, but perhaps when you read them all together, you can begin to get an idea of who I am.
I am a young mother and wife who is basically loving life. My main joys, outside of family, are having an organized home, reading a good book, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, and having the freedom to sing as loudly or dramatically as I want.
I'm generally optimistic and prefer to give everyone the benefit of the doubt (as I hope I'm receiving from everyone else!). I'm a college graduate, something of a busybody, and an on-a-break editor. I love Get Fuzzy comics, drinking hot chocolate, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and successfully cooking new recipes. (Sadly, the last one does not occur as often as I like. Oh, the trying happens often enough. It's the "succeeding" part with which I have difficulty.)
I have lived most of my life in the Midwest, and I am the youngest of four. I have two amazing parents who instilled in me a great sense of self worth and confidence. I honestly believe that given enough time, I could do almost anything.
I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We're commonly known as Mormons.
I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, and all of His children, very much. I know that He has a plan for me that enables me to progress in this life and return to Him after I die. God's plan is possible only through the sacrifice and atonement of His son, Jesus Christ. I have received personal witnesses of the truthfulness of this plan through the Holy Ghost. I know that anyone who earnestly seeks to know whether these things are true can know of a surety that they are true, just as I do.
I know that as I strive to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, repent when I err, and continually seek the Spirit's guidance in my life, I can have greater joy. I will not live a life free of trials, sorrow, or temptation, but I will always have the ability to overcome any stumbling block that is placed in my way. I will never walk alone.
To learn more about what I believe, visit my mormon profile.
To learn more about the church, visit mormon.org or watch videos on the Church's youtube channel.