October 23, 2015


When I was a senior in high school I was positive that I would have my life together by the time I was 25 years old. I know, I know, I've said that before.. Anyways - I thought I would have graduated college, found a great job, and be living a perfectly happy life. Well, that is far from the case today. I'm not saying that I'm not happy though, but I am nowhere near where I thought I would be now that I'm actually 25 years old.

After my birthday, there was a moment where I thought to myself.. "what now?"
There have been many dreams in my life, especially in my early twenties.
They have always been centered around art, it's always been the thing that I'm most passionate about.
I love to create.
My plan was to go to art school after graduation and figure out my career soon after, but then I got pregnant. My next dream was to become a hairstylist - I thought "hey, this is creating right?" - and even though it is creating in a different way, it never truly fulfilled my passion. Then, my plan was to be a stay at home mom and enter the blogging universe. My first blog, Twist & Sprinkle, was a failure.. and I hate to say that because it's more like I just gave up on that dream.
Now - here I am.
It's been over a year since Simply Nicollette was born.
It's been about 6 months since I relaunched Simply Nicollette.
This is my last dream.
It's simply really, I want to be there for the people who believe they are alone in their problems because they aren't. We all have problems, and we are all going through something whether it be big or small. I wanted needed to inspire others by sharing my own story, and my own struggles. I didn't want people to only see the good in my life. I wanted others to see my insecurities. I wanted people to see how much my flaws affect my everyday life. My imperfections make me who I am, and I wanted people to see that no one is perfect - we all have flaws. I wanted to talk about my real life.
I thought by doing all of this I would help others find their own voices.
The reason behind my book reviews, or when I talk about other things I like, is to give my own opinion and thoughts about it. We all see and feel different things - I can like a book whereas you can dislike it. We all have a voice though, and I think it's important to find that. If we find that voice then we can start embracing each other's differences, and we can learn together instead of calling each other names just because we disagree over something.
I think our differences make our world beautiful.
And -
If we find our own voice then we can be there for other people that need us, so all of us can feel less alone in our problems.

I don't know if my little blog is making a difference or not.
I can't say that I am succeeding, and I can't say that I'm failing in my dream either.
I can say that all my effort into this little dream of mine has been really scary.
I put so much of who I am into this little blog that I get scared of what people will think of me.
I can only hope that one day, this dream of mine will be accomplished.

When you have a dream you have to put your all into it, so it can become a reality.
And - that's what I have done.. Simply Nicollette is my heart.
I'm putting my all into this last dream of mine.
It's been scary.
It's been hard to not give up.
Some days I don't believe in myself.
It can be hard to believe in ourselves.
Sometimes we have these dreams, and we just don't know where to start.. but there has to be more to life than just feeling comfortable everyday, right? Don't we all deserve to wake up and feel amazing by doing things that make us happy? I believe that we do.
I believe in dreams.
I believe in you.
I believe in my own dream.
I hope you stick around to see if I fail or succeed.


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