The glimpse at winning

We can’t assume that it came easy or free! Many of these people are living the life that we want to have but it took blood, sweat and tears to get there. These people failed many times, received one rejection after the other but didn’t give up.

Has this been you? Have you had a moment when you saw the CEO and their car? Or maybe that power couple on the ultimate baecation. Yes, it’s all beautiful and achievable. Just remember, what’s for you is for you and your time WILL come.

Continue to work hard so that you can play hard! Don’t give in and don’t give up!

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Take a Pause

Raw Post….

Sometimes it all seems overwhelming and annoying. The fatigue, nerve pain, headaches, wobbly legs makes me feel extremely exhausted.

However, at this moment, I took deep breaths and counted reasons why I will be ok. Is that what we lack? Not taking that time to just breathe during our hectic lives?

As a wife, mom, MS enthusiast that’s working, I realize the importance of “me” time and needing those moments.

I hope you all find ways to just be in the NOW. Despite our health or mental challenges, remember We are stronger than we think. I’m here ♥️

Thank you for Reading,

Nicole Cherise♥️

Like a tree

Never saw a tree like this in Long Island. I thought they were mainly in the south. I guess I’ve been under a rock lol 🤣. Taking the time to admire its beauty during “fall” temps, gave me a sense of calmness. The way the leaves swayed as if it had its own dance moves gave me peace. To think the amount of storms the tree went through but it’s still standing strong. Lately, I have not been feeling my best (up and down with weather change/post partum body changes) but like this tree, I know I have to still show up and stay strong. I hope you can too my friends. Not every day we are super strong, but you continue to keep going, you got this 💪🏾.

Thank you for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

It’s your story

You Are the Author. You have to describe the details. How can someone else truly know the depth to YOUR character?

We can all get writer’s block, experience many times of uncertainty, often question “What are we doing with ourselves?” and so on. However, don’t throw that towel in, regroup and Continue On!

You got this. I got this. We got this. Let’s not give up on ourselves 💪🏾

Thanks for reading friends!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Thank you Chadwick Boseman

I honestly don’t even have the words to say how inspired I am by this King that has transitioned. Bringing so much love and soul to film while battling stage 3-4 colon cancer is remarkable. He didn’t voice his prognosis, but Showed up everyday. Many tears have been shed after hearing of his passing but I want to look to him as inspiration.

I too, battle a horrible disease that has no cure. I also take a form of chemotherapy (tysabri) while being a wife, mother of two boys and working. I have days when I can barely walk, I fall because my legs give out on me, I have burning nerve pain that feels like someone lit a match on me, my brain has over 20 lesions on it and I have no clue if more will come down the road. Yet, I promise myself to SHOW UP and try.

Chadwick, has done that and MORE with No complaints. He visited children battling cancer, representing a super hero that they were able to see in person. Meanwhile, he had NO clue to us he is a REAL SUPER HERO.

Thank you for all your hard work, your art, and your words, they will echo through our hearts forever. Thank you for representing ALL warriors that are battling illness rather they’ve voiced it or not. Sleep in Peace, job well done.

Nicole Cherise-MS Warrior ♥️

8 years

Hi all!! Today is my 8th wedding anniversary. I’m extremely blessed and thankful to continue this journey with my bestfriend 😁♥️😁.

When I was first diagnosed with MS (4/13/2010) and learned about the debilitating disease, we were 24 years old. In my head, I thought the chance of having a fulfilled relationship was no more. Who would want to marry me when I’m sick? With the progression of the disease, my body would never be the same, who has the patience for that? I was preparing myself to no longer be with my high school sweetheart because I didn’t want to hold him back. As I shared the news it was devastating to us all, a lot of anger, tears, frustration but one thing stuck out. My then boyfriend said “I’m going to take care of you, I got you”. At the end of that year he asked me to marry him (12/25/2010) and we married 8/9/2012.

To all my dear friends and loved ones who battle illnesses, love and support goes a long way. Please don’t give up on the hope that you can have a meaningful relationship or marriage. Don’t let the disease take that away from you. You are worth MORE than these doctor reports. Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

A question asked about Romance

You have to be true to self and love the person that you are. Any one that values you and is interested in building a future with you, Will step up to the plate. Make sure that You are ready as well. Be ready for vulnerability and to be Loved like you deserve. Enjoy the journey!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Hun, don’t forget you’re human

The saying “Being Strong is the only option” is a True inspirational statement. However, I believe we need to add: “but don’t forget that you are human”. Many of us are raised by people that we see as strong and they taught us to keep it together when trying times come.

We aren’t always advised to cry it out, or to seek therapy because society associates those things as a sign of weakness. The reality is, society does not want us to be Vulnerable. The interesting thing is that being vulnerable comes from our inner emotions…. Emotions something we are born with.

From birth we learn to cry to get the attention of our caregiver. When we feel uncomfortable or scared we seek protection from our caregiver (you can check out Bowlby’s development theory for that). Why does that change as we grow? As stated previously, as we grow our caregivers want us to be strong and I believe it’s because we won’t always have them to protect us from this world.

As a woman, I can say this IS a struggle for me daily. I’m sensitive, empathetic, prideful and strong, but I get overwhelmed because I want to do everything and be everything for everyone. I want to be Wonder Woman for my family, but often I fall apart. Wearing so many hats and masks does take a toll on our mental well-being but yet it doesn’t matter until we have a breakdown.

I’m learning that it’s ok to NOT be ok and It’s ok to voice that. We are wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, grand daughters, cousins, teachers, nurses, lawyers, ministers all in one and so many depend on us to be that for them. These same people need to understand that we Are Human too. For many of them, this won’t be easy for them to understand, but it’s vital that you make them understand your needs.

Ladies, I hope this resonates you to acknowledge that it’s ok to need a “time out”. You are human, and deserve to receive the love and support that you desire. Hold on, don’t give up.

Thank you for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️