Thursday, December 14, 2006

updates galore

wow, nicolle. the "other" nicolle (aka me) has had a similar year!

my bf of 4 yrs, whom i was sharing a house with, broke up with me the friday before thanksgiving. i have since moved out and into an apartment on my own. my 2 (i got another pup!) dogs and i are quite comfortable & content with the new arrangement. my bf didn't like the healthy soul i've become after a year of intensive therapy, and i didn't like the way he treated me anymore. joint decision. i feel much better now, like you do.

i hope all is well with everyone else.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

what's been going on...

so much has changed, and my life is better for it. i feel like i'm entering into a new phase in my life, a phase that i'm ready for, and a phase that will be amazing.

last month was a tough one for me. i broke up with my boyfriend that i had been with for two and a half years, the boyfriend who was the big reason behind me moving to st. louis in the first place. it wasn't an acrimonious breakup, although i still think it hit him out of nowhere. i think we're going to be friends again, at some point...he's too important not to be, and we have far too much in common. but, the relationship wasn't working. it was painful, it was the culmination of things that had been going on for at least six or eight months...but i feel a lot more equipped to deal with my life now that i'm single again.

i never really got on top of school this summer. the situation with my boyfriend was a constant all semester, and then there was everything else. there was the summer job hunt...which was the one battle that i did win, since i landed my dream job in chicago for the summer. it took longer than expected to come to terms with the fact that i didn't make the competition trial team this year. (although, i may be able to do a foil team at a tournament next semester--i'll have something to prove, and i'll make the coaches rue the day they did not put me on their team.) i've just felt very disconnected from everything most of the semester.

but the last few weeks have been fantastic. i moved into an apartment on my own back in july, no roomies or anything, but i spent so little time there while i was with my boyfriend--i just stayed there. anyway, now that i'm there all the time, i've turned it from a glorified storage locker into a real place that feels like home. it's still very spartanly appointed, since that's my style, but it's clean and pleasant for me to spend time in. i spent thanksgiving in chicago with my close friends from college. i spent the weekend before finals on another trip, visiting a new friend of mine. finals week (which is still going on) is pretty stressful, but not as stressful as usual...i'm heartened by the fact that everything else in my life seems to be shifting into the place it's supposed to be in for the moment, and i can put them in perspective. (i lacked the ability to put finals in perspective last year--they completely consumed me, and made me impossible to deal with.) next semester is going to be loads of fun...i'm doing a clinic where i actually get to work with the public defender and try cases, and i'm going to take voice lessons.

i'm a pessimist at heart, but i can't help but feel some hope when i look at my life right now versus my life a month ago. a month ago, every day was awful, and i felt trapped, entrenched, disconnected, and confused. now...things just look better.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I miss you, ladies! :(
Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Blogging For Christi 2006 Blogathan

On July 29th, I'm going to be blogging for 24 hrs to raise money for the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation in honor of Christi Thomas.

Please go Here to make a pledge & learn more about this wonderful little girl!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Nikki! Hope it was fabulous!! XOXO

Friday, June 30, 2006

Good News!

I just found out that I got into Cal State LA. As long as I pass the three classes I'm taking at PCC next semester, I'll start there in the Winter 2007 quarter. I'm really excited!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

More updates :)

Congratulations Nikki! I'm glad you're doing better. I'd certainly be interested in joining your other site. And how exciting that you bought a house!
This is what's going on with me: I have one more final tonight, and then no more school until August. This semester was pretty rough-I wasn't really taking any "fun" classes, so it was one of those that you kind of just trudge through. (It was really sad when I decided that my math class was my favorite out of the three I was taking.) I just realized that I only have 3 more classes to take at PCC, so I'll be finished there after the fall semester, and I just sent my application into CalState LA. It's nice to see that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. :) Jamie got a new job about a month and a half ago, so things are a little easier financially now. Also, I just found out that my sister is pregnant, so I'm going to be an aunt for the first time! It's very exciting. My cousin's baby is due July 4, so I'm going to OR at the end of next month to see him (and, of course, all the other family members).