Welcome to the home of my crazy brain. I’m Nicole, a 24-year-old aspiring writer from humdrum Iowa.
I don’t understand the world around me, but I’m learning more each day. I want to soak up as much information as I can about the world while I’m here.
Currently, I work in the world of nonprofit. The nonprofit I work at focuses on helping parents of children with all types of disabilities learn to advocate for their children’s healthcare and educational needs. I’m interested in mental health and learning more about how the brain works. Human behavior fascinates me. Why are we the way we are?
During my free time, I read a lot, watch a lot of Netflix, and volunteer at a local no-kill animal shelter. I have one fur son, Salvatore (named after the Salvatore brothers on The Vampire Dairies), and he is the light of my life. I hope one day soon to adopt a fur brother or sister for Sal.
Writing is my therapy. I always say I’m not defined. You could say I’m a bit of a disorganized mess. I have a variety of interests, but at the end of the day, no matter how challenging and mentally draining it may be, it’s always writing that brings me the most joy. Nothing in this world makes me feel more fulfilled than when I’ve spent an entire day writing.
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was eight years old; however, the ‘starving author’ stereotype scared me. I’m now at the point in my life where I’m ready to chase my dream. Life’s too short not to chase your dreams. There are dreamers and there are doers. I’ve spent almost a quarter of a century being a dreamer, and now I’m ready to become a doer.