Hi! I'm Nicole and if you clicked the "About" link, I suppose you're looking for more information about me. I won't take you through the history of my life (though you can feel free to ask questions). Instead, I'll take you through the history of this little blog of mine and our journey to the present.
In 2004, I met the love of my life (you'll see him referred to on the blog as Ash).
In 2005, our lives were shaken up when I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE. Needing an outlet for my frustration, I began writing about my journey through illness and eventually my stories created my first blog (here). But I got better and life got busy. I was knee deep in the muck of proving myself in corporate America and began to neglect that little corner of the web. In 2008, Ash and I got married (CHEERS!!) in downtown NYC and immediately ran off to a dream honeymoon in Africa.
Life was going pretty well until I returned to my job. I hadn't been happy there for years but I worked myself into the ground anyway. Then, one day, the economy tanked and with it, my job. I wallowed in self pity for a bit and then decided to start writing again. That is how Nicole's Curated Life was born. (At the time, it was called Nik's Cocoon because I felt like I was retreating and re-emerging as a better me.) Though it started with a philosophical look at life's changes, it has morphed into a lifestyle blog focused on the things that mean the most to me as I work towards living a fulfilled, healthy life.
Whether through inspirational quotes, recipes, music or fitness and beauty tips, my goal is always to encourage you to embrace everything in your story and use what you’ve collected (tangible and intangible) as tools for living an awesome life...and to ultimately remind myself to continue doing the same.
p/s Ash and I don't have children (yet) but we do have fur babies (Lola and Storm). You will see plenty of mentions about them here and on Instagram. I also have great friends and family who sometimes share their journeys as well (Weekly Weigh In with Robyn).
p/p/s I really just couldn't resist sharing pictures of the fur babies. ;-)