The Simple Pleasures ❤
What a wonderful and beautiful weekend that I’ve experienced. I’ve awaken each day to the birds chirping and singing on a small branch of a tree outside my bedroom window. There is a slight breeze sifting through the cracks of the blinds that constantly swoop in like a blanket of soft air drifting over my skin and through several strands of out of place hairs. The sun beams in like heavenly skies that have opened up and shined on my glistening brown skin. My little pup curls up in a ball near my leg and after a short while stretches out as the covers form over his tiny, fur filled body. Moments like this, I live for. When there is nothing but nature and peace to put me in another time and space. There isn’t a care in the world and life is timeless. As I type this, I hear the chirping and a few cars zoom by… I look up and my puppy is sound asleep and besides this computer.. there is nothing but nature here. Be kind to the universe and it will be kind to you. Absorb yourself in it, live it, breathe it. Sometimes the best company is absence.
I know I sound like a broken record, but how is it that I constantly like who I am becoming? Like, how? Just when I think I’m the best at being me … I become better lol. I’m a woman. A real life, in your face woman lol. I have a career, a creative outlet, a business, love, a puppy… i have all that I need.
My body. It’s my temple… my safeplace, my shell. My body changed within the last half year and I learned… it’s ok. I’ve been a toothpick most of my childhood and early on into my adult years, I gained a little.. but nothing worth mentioning. Fast forward to 2013… I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled late summer. After my surgery… I was on like 5 meds… 1 of them was a steroid to fight off any potential infection from my exposed gums. I’ve always been shapely but little nonetheless. I noticed a vast change in my body shortly after my use of the steroid that I was on. I’ve gained quite a bit of weight… probably 15 lbs since then. That’s a lot for someone who has remained the same size for at least the past 5 years. At first, I was in shock and didn’t know how to react to it. I did daily workouts, changed my eating habits, etc. I took a moment to back track and I thought to myself… Nicole, look at your body… it looks good. Maybe 10 - 15 people over the past 3 months have noticed and told me, and they all say it looks really good and I have a wonderful shape. I appreciate the kind words, but I can’t help but to think that most women constantly gain from here. So, needless to say, I’m still doing my 30 minute morning workouts and eating healthy… but I’m going to switch it up. I’ve noticed that exercising is good, put a good daily eating diet is the best for you. I’m going to really zero in on my diet, more than I have and lessen the exercise until my eating lifestyle is comfortable and routine. I’ve already given up pop and I drink 60 - 70 ounces of water daily. I’m excited about this new journey. My only real goals are… flat stomach, small waist, and healthy lifestyle. I’m actually loving my thick hips and small frame. Be comfy in the skin you’re in. Do what’s best for you. Thanks for listening.. peace loves.
Thai Basil Chicken
A wonderful day for a walk with my two favorite guys ☺
My pooper scooper 💘 #Bite
Baby Fever 😏
My sis Monica Blaire following her dreams of singing and acting in Tyler Perry’s production ;)
Cruising on a work night. On my way to see the homie @mbthelight #HellHathNoFury
Lobster and shrimp bites 😍