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Hello to 32!

Hi friends!

On 7/23 (yesterday lol) I turned 32! I had a fun filled birthday and I’m excited for my New Year. 

I’m blessed to see 32. I’m blessed to have a great support system of family and friends that truly love me and encourage me. I see great things to come and I’m ready for the ride! 


After church service, we went to the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Hubby’s gift to me was tickets to the DAMN. tour. Kendrick Lamar is one of my favorite rappers and I’m still on a “high” from the energy level of the show! Of course at 32, I felt it this morning lol! Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. performed as well and it was Great! I’m so happy we were able to go! 

So that’s how I brought in 32! Anyone else has a birthday in July? Leo season is amongst us lol! Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Chapter 31

Today is my birthday. 

I’m thankful to be here.

Lord, you KNOW my heart. My strengths. My short-comings. Therefore, you know the hardships of Chapter 30. 

I don’t, but won’t ever take Life for granted. Many haven’t made it where I am today and for that, I’m grateful. 

Nicole Cherise ❤️

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Feel good Friday’s : thoughts on my recent 30th birthday and thoughts of where we “should” be in life.

Hi all!!

So on yesterday, July 23rd, I turned 30 years old. In the past, the older I turned, I either was emotional because I felt I wasn’t where I was “suppose” to be or extremely excited. As I looked in the mirror yesterday I said to myself that I didn’t look a day over 25! Lol so my face was in constant bliss.  

 A few days before, a coworker said to me, “Nikki at 30, you have accomplished so much. You are married, have a son, job and your own place. Much better than it was for me when I turned 30. I just thought I’d be in a different place in life”. This “place” in life and where we are “supposed” to be is difficult and is not fair to ourselves.

I’ve done this  when I turned 25. I was sad because I felt that things weren’t mapped out like I wanted them to be and life was a tornado in my head. I wasn’t engaged yet ( Steve proposed that Christmas), still lived at home, not the career I wanted, and was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. However, as time went on I realized that everything happened for a reason. Things also fall into place when they are supposed to. People jump into marriages, live together, have children or constantly make compulsive decisions all because it’s what they believe they should do but not necessarily ready for. We get pressure from family, friends, society and ourselves when we should just relax and let things happen naturally. Now don’t get me wrong, do I believe it’s wrong to have plans and goals? No not at all, you should strive for greatness, but don’t beat yourself up about it. 

So I say this in close, things will happen at the right time. It may not be YOUR “perfect” time but it will come. In the mean time, love yourself and what you have now!

  
Nicole Cherise