I would firstly like to begin by thanking you in all sincerity, for taking the time to read this-I understand life is all consuming, and your personal time is precious, so thank you.
Secondly, I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Nicole, I live in North Queensland, Australia-A beautiful part of the world literally bordered by The Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Rain forest-for this, I am grateful.
I am a nurse.
A profession that has irreversibly changed my perceptions of life in general. It is a career that has tested me, in so many complicated ways and has taught me many things-Gratitude, patience and impatience, compassion and disregard, acceptance and non-acceptance-but mostly, the importance of self care.
I am blessed to have two beautiful boys- A teenager and an almost teenager-they also, have irreversibly changed who I am as a person. I guess if I’m truly honest, I never expected that to happen to the extent that it has.
Witnessing their precious souls evolve is a truly humbling experience. At times, the need for consistent selflessness can render resentment, yet I find myself over and over, being pulled back into a new appreciation for them as they teach me the important lessons in life, just by being them.
-until the day I die they will be my greatest achievement.
My husband-I love you more than all the grains of sand, on all the beaches in the world, to the power of ten, multiplied by infinity-Thank you for saving me.
If this connection is our last, I leave you with these words;
Be brave, be imperfect, be honest, be raw, be vulnerable, be controversial-lean over the precipice and challenge your limits, for it is only there, that you will truly find yourself.
The Elephant Journal