Month: October 2017

As a MS patient, my dear loved ones, I’m trying. 

In the past 8 years, I’ve battle symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. I’m an open book about this, therefore it’s no secret. I like to spread awareness so that others who are afraid, can Know they are not alone. Not only does MS have physical challenges but it also makes us schedule our lives differently.

I often cry to myself because I would make plans with people that I love and have to cancel because I don’t feel well. It’s hard to believe because on the outside, I “appear” to have it together. Yes, my fro is in place, my clothes look neat, I made it to work (somehow), I smile in selfies (hey, I like to take pics 💁🏾), I upload pics of my family but the truth is, it takes a lot of me to do those things. 

I want my family, friends and church family  to know that I truly love you all. I appreciate your words of kindness, prayers and guidance. I miss the “old” Nik all the time. I loved being able to just get up and go  and attend most events that people hosted. Now, that I’m a wife and mom, they are my immediate family. I try to be there for them during the moments I do have some additional energy while working full time. That doesn’t mean that I love any of you less or that I don’t want be a better family member, better friend, or church sister. God forbid if things went left and the disease progress agressively (which could happen), it’s going to be my husband and son who are obligated to step in as Caregivers. Doesn’t that mean that other family and friends can’t help? No, but you all have families as well to attend to. I’m a selfless person especially about that. Don’t stop plans, or life because of little ole me. Heck, I even feel that way for husband and son too. 

I also can’t forget the grieving that I’m still trying to process. At times, I’m just sad and want to be Still. I want to seek comfort from God’s promises and rest. While at rest, I’m mentally,  emotionally and physically calming down from stress. Losing my father and Goddaughter is a type pain that I never experienced and trust me, I’m doing my best. 


Through it all, I believe things will get better, I will get better. My relationships will grow better. I love you all and I ask that you don’t give up on me. I don’t need sympathy, just patience and understanding. Thank you 🙏🏾

Nicole Cherise

Yes, you can

Happy Saturday friends!

Just a quick mention of the importance of being determined. 

Determination, is making a conscious effort in doing something. When we are determined we made a decision for a Reason or a Purpose. 
No matter what you may see or hear, stay on course. The obstacles will come, the hard work is necessary, but the outcome weighs much more. Don’t give up!
Enjoy your weekend!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Thank you Browngirlstylish!

Hi friends! 

I hope all is well and that things are going well in your lives. Things on my end have been ok but I’ve been in a little bit of a funk. I truly haven’t physically been feeling well either.. sigh but I’m coming along, Thank God!

Today one of my dear sister-bestie reminded me of the importance of my written posts. I expressed to her that I’ve been in a “mood” and haven’t felt like writing. After our conversation, I gave it some thought and she’s right. I do connect better with my readers when I express my feelings or share topics that come to mind. 

I can’t promise that every post will be fully written some may continue to be quotes and “straight the point” post. However, I’m definitely going to write more.

Thank you Browngirlstylish aka Shanna for the Reminder and thanks to all of you that follow my blog! I love and appreciate you!

Btw check out Browngirlstylish  for great fashion inspiration, she’s great! 

Nicole Cherise ❤️