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Hi I'm Mikael

Music addict. Writing fool. Constant learner. Travel junkie. Theatre geek. Zumbafied. Kurious. Compassionate. Convert.

About Me

I'm just me, Mikael. I love life and all that is has to offer! Because of all it's offerings, I tend to be really busy... Particularly with work, squeezing in time with friends, writing, music and oftentimes local theatre productions! I really feel so blessed to have the family that I have. They really are my favorite people in the world. I couldn’t ask for a better or cooler family. It may have been broken and rebuilt with different pieces and even twisty bolts that threaten the whole thing, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. We’re just stronger because of those wonky bolts. Performing is my absolute favorite thing to do. I'm involved the community theatre circuit in Salt Lake City, and hope to hit bigger stages soon! YouTube is my next favorite venue. Next in line is writing whenever I can, whether it's blogging, fiction, poetry or scripts. Plus I'm an avid reader (I have my BA in English Lit). Odds are anything in my presence will trigger a quotation from a movie or a song to exit my mouth. Sometimes I'll quote a whole scene from a movie and leave people wondering if I'm psycho. Maybe I am. ;) In general, I'm friendly, easy going, fairly adventurous, random, a bit of a nerd and I try to always have fun! Remember to smile. :)

Why I am a Mormon

Being Mormon was not something on my to-do list as I had grown up with a very Mormon extended family. Early 2011, I felt strangely compelled to check out the church but I ignored the feeling for months. My good friend later asked me what my opinion of the church was--I didn't have an answer, but I found myself willing to learn. She invited me to attend church with her. On my own, I started reading the Book of Mormon. Despite never feeling inclined to immerse myself in Mormon culture, I found myself wanting to read the scriptures, attend church to learn and discuss the gospel with my new friends at my single's ward. Often I'd feel enlightened, peaceful and very happy while doing such things. After two months of attending church, I was set up with the missionaries. I figured I could really get a good idea of the LDS beliefs that way. A lot of it just made sense and I didn't even realize it until later that my life had gradually grown to reflect much of that. My biggest hang up, however, was with Joseph Smith. How on earth could a boy be a prophet (especially when I doubted prophets in general) and transcribe/translate the Book of Mormon. It wasn't until the missionaries took me on a tour of the SLC Temple where we watched the Joseph Smith movie when I felt that Joseph's story was true with all my heart even though it defied all logic. I wanted to be baptized. The LDS church teaches strong morals, progression, charity and love at its core... And that's why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

As I am a new member, I have not had a calling or home-teaching assignment yet. However, I am always happy to lend my voice to sacrament meeting whenever asked to perform a musical number. I'm pretty diligent with reading my scriptures. The cool new LDS apps are amazing--I can have everything with me without a lot of bulky books. One of my biggest things in life is spreading as much joy as I can. Whether that's simply through a smile, talking to someone who may need a friend, singing and dancing, or helping out wherever help is needed, I love to step in. "Helping" could be my middle name, but I like my middle name so that won't happen.