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© 2019 by My Collective 

Michele
Laymon

Co-Founder of My Collective

I’m just a girl who wears many hats! One of my favorites is that of mommy. I am mom to Noah, 8, Judah, 6, and Eden, 2 1/2. They are my world and constantly keeping us on our toes with the hysterical things that come out of their mouths (can I get a witness)! They are the funnest kids and ya’ll, I ADORE them!


I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart Cody for almost 11 years! Holla! He is incredible and I learn so much from him. He is an old soul that enjoys learning new things as much as I do. The man climbs every tree, is always doing something outside and is constantly surprising me around every corner with his love for life and our family. I love him to the ends of the earth! He’s the guy I know is always in my corner and I wouldn’t want to do this adventure we call life with anyone else.

In 2017 I launched my first ever worship EP on iTunes. Talk about a bucket list item! The process of writing, recording and releasing the EP was scary, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, exciting and all around awesome.  I am currently working on writing songs for a follow-up worship album. My husband and I are youth pastors at a church here in the KC area. I give oversight to our student led worship ministry. I also love serving as one of the worship leaders in our adult services. I have a heart for this generation and love watching them learn and grow in who they are in Christ! Leadership is a huge passion of mine and I love learning!

Ever since I was a little girl I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I was crystal clear on the fact that I wanted to be a princess, more specifically Ariel. However, since I don’t care to actually be IN the ocean I had to shift that plan a bit. So being a wife, a mother, singing and writing music, traveling the world with people I love and telling people about Jesus has turned out to be far better than my mermaid dream ever could!

I come across as an extrovert but believe it or not, I’m actually a little of both. For example, the thought of sharing my life with people through a blog is a little (a LOT) overwhelming and makes the introvert in me recoil a bit. Writing is something that has been on my heart for sometime and it took the blatant prodding of my best friend to jump in with both feet and just DO IT!

I am all about relationships. I truly believe that you thrive best when surrounding yourself with those who become your tribe, people who lift you up and encourage you to shoot for the stars! I mean, why not!


I love being spontaneous so I could drop a new blog at any given moment 
Planning is not my strong suite but I am learning as life goes on how important that can be. My life, my living room (and my bun) are messy but honestly I don’t know any other way and I love it.  I’m not afraid of challenges and changes and love pushing through to the other side. Like I said earlier, learning new things and challenging myself to stretch and grow excite me…. hence blogging.

Naturally being a “creative” there are several OTHER interests I just love; photography, art, fashion, interior design, all things hair and just enjoying life! I believe in sharing your story whatever it may be. You never know who needs encouraged and needs to know that they are not alone! YOU are not alone.  That, in a nut shell, is my entire goal for this blog. To help and encourage those who read and hopefully inspire you to share YOUR story as well.