2015 has been the year of many difficulties and challenges for me – and each experience has taught me something about myself.
When life throws you a curve ball, you don’t just stand there and strike out. You catch it. You play the game. You learn the trick. You throw the ball back and just like that: you win.
I’ve realized that with change, comes clarity. With clarity, comes simplicity. With simplicity, comes happiness. And I can honestly say that today I am so happy and blessed with the way life is treating me.
I’m falling more in love with myself and appreciating the real Nicole. I’m not saying I’m perfect – I’m just saying I’ve never been so in tune with myself. It’s a wonderful feeling. It’s like there’s a song inside of me that’s ready to be heard by the world. My feet keep dancing with each step forward that I take in my life journey.
So, it’s time for me to say goodbye to this blog. This will officially be my last post. (Don’t worry, I’ll start a new one! I love writing way too much to “fully” leave the digital-diary realm!) The past three/four years of writing about my encounters and inspirations were a joy, really – but this blog is a reflection of a sweet 23-year-old married girl named Nicole Joyce Devries. This isn’t who I am anymore. I’ve matured drastically. And Lord knows, life isn’t meant to be lived as a lie. I am now an ambitious 27-year-old seperated woman named Nicole Joyce Douglas.
Nicole Joyce Douglas always existed. She’s just more present now. And she’s ready to conquer the world.