Hello there, my lovely followers, Nicole here! Before I begin, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to click on this link and hopefully you read through a bit of it. I began this blog when I was fifteen years old, a freshman in high school. I’m so happy to say that I’ve grown so much as a person since then. Fortunately, I grew up in a city not too far from NYC, so I’m a city girl at heart. I attend the second largest high school in my state, and yet everything seems so small. Like many young people say, I feel as if I’ve outgrown my school, my city, and all the people in it. I’m so thrilled to go off to college and travel and experience the world on my own.
One thing you should know about me is that I’m always laughing and smiling, and I try to be as kind as I can to the people around me. We’ve all had our ups and downs in life, but that’s no reason for all of us not to smile and have the right to be happy. I’ve been raised to count my blessings and be thankful for all I have-a loving family, health, intelligence, grace, a roof over my head, and so much more. After all, “life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you deal with it.”
Sometimes, life can seem as though no matter how hard you try, the life that you want will always be just out of reach. When it all comes down to it, how you feel is really what you chose to focus on. Everyone goes through failures, setbacks, and challenges. And after you get through a challenging time, your ordeals will only become more challenging. Do not think that those who succeed in life and those who are the happiest are people who never face difficulties. If anything, they probably experience more tribulations than most people. The thing that makes them different is how they react to and deal with those obstacles. Difficulties and challenges are a part of life; keeping your chin up isn’t always going to be the easiest thing for you to do.
Other things you should know about me-I love art; I am part of the National Art Honor’s Society at my high school, and art has been a part of my life for over ten years now. I love to read, and getting lost in a book and wishing I had that life as my own is a feeling I love feeling over and over as I pick up something new. I play the piano and I really want to learn to play more instruments. I love cooking and baking, and I think I’m pretty good at it. It’s definitely a hobby I will keep close to me. I am a huge movie junkie. Old fashioned, soppy romance is the way to my heart (if a guy ever wrote me a song or poem, it’s basically a done deal). And lastly, I created this blog with the purpose being to express my feelings about love, what I would want in a relationship or what I find absolutely romantic.