Where the heck has Nichole been?
I’m so sorry to the people who still read this blog! I have been MIA & the blog has suffered 🙁 If you are truly interested in keeping up with my work & what’s going on w/ NAP then my Facebook page is the place to find me! And feel free to comment, ask questions ect. cause I love it:) If not it seems I am just really talking to myself on there, LOL So I know a lot of people have asked where I have been, have I quit, run away to some far away destination?? NOPE! I have been crazy busy working on ME! These pictures & this blog post are over 2 years in the making, and I just couldn’t be more excited to finally post them. Here’s a little glimpse into my soul, why I have been so busy & why my poor little blog has gone on the back burner……….
Over 2 years ago I found myself drowning in the sea of life, it’s hard to explain but life really just had gotten the better of me! As one of my dear friends would say, “Nichole if it weren’t for bad luck you would have no luck at all”. Ah, yes indeed that was true, or so I thought. Here I was in my 20’s w/ a failing business, about to celebrate my 9 year anniversary & knee deep in debt. I had 2 young kids both of which had some sort of special need. My husband had just hit his one year mark of being unemployed, and we were one month from being completely out of our life savings, even after having to sell our dream home, car, and pretty much anything that was worth money! I was watching the last 10 years of the life that I had worked so hard to build completely fall apart including what meant most to me my marriage! I had a lot of pain & I ate every ounce of it! I hated me, I hated who I had become, & I hated who I wasn’t. I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs w/out being seriously winded & then needing sleeping pills just to end the day!
I realized something drastic needed to be done or I was going to lose it all & I realized the change had to start w/ me! Someone once told me it takes two to make a relationship work but only ONE to mess it up, and I was about to be that ONE! So I went on a journey to find myself, to heal my past hurts & to prove to the world that this was not how it was supposed to be. I realized that my God didn’t sacrifice His son for me live this crap mediocre life anymore! It wasn’t easy by any means, but if anyone knows me they know not only am I a survivor I am one strong willed fighter. As the pounds came off so did the issues that caused them. And in the midst of it all God taught me that “PAIN = POWER”! Wow, what an incredible concept right? Today I am writing to you as a new person inside & out. I am 100 pounds thinner completely medication FREE, but most importantly I am whole again. I made it through the storm w/out drowning, and I can finally walk on that water! This year my soul mate & me will celebrate 12 years and we are happier than we have EVER been. My boys are thriving, along with my business. My husband has his dream job, & we live in the most fantastic place on earth! I know not everyone makes it out of the storm, or their results maybe be different but I realized I have pretty good luck after all! So no matter what you are going through or what your goal is don’t let life win. Stare it in the face & you tell it to “suck it” & turn that “Pain into Power”!
* A special thanks to my favorite chubby buddies, the Blue team & all my supportive friends & lovies:)
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