Becoming a mother has been the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. It’s pushed me to my limits and had me feeling like a epic failure more times than I care to remember. Not that long ago I fell apart whilst watching other mothers on social media launching new products and programs and here I was crying over trying to meal plan for three people. I only had one child and I felt like I was drowning.
I kept looking to the outside world for the one thing that would fix me – the course, the book, the tarot card, the medium healer, you name it – I was convinced that someone else had the answer. I just kept cramming in more things, determined to learn more so I could get my shit together (side note: my shit still isn’t together, it’s just more fun)
I literally had no space. I was crumbling at the slightest challenges (cooking dinner) constantly on edge, frazzled and depleted. I had given up on doing things I used to do just for fun - like painting, singing an dancing. Because who has time for that right?
Actually, we can't afford not to have the time
After making a promise to myself to commit to change, I started up my meditation practise and daily journaling, and each and every day I would do something fun – just for the hell of it! Dance, sing, paint, write, play – you name it. In the space of a few weeks, I started seeing a shift. I had created more space in my life.
This space allowed me to respond and not react to challenging situations, it allowed me to come up with new ideas effortlessly (like this very course!) I started to enjoy being in the kitchen again and I was enjoying the process (aka, life) instead of always thinking of ways it could and should be better. By removing the pressure of trying to do it all, strangely enough – I began to get more done. But it was from a place of ease and joy, not from the break neck speed of trying to keep up with everyone else. So here we are, and now it’s really clear what I want to do - I want to help you get the results like I have.
In Year 10, I was relentlessly teased for being a 'flirt' because at lunch time instead of gossiping and flicking through TV Hits, I played sports with the boys
Back in the day, I won Miss World QLD and raised $20K for the Abused Child Trust.
I used to hate my curls and straighten them everyday (most people didn’t even know I HAD curls).
I was a primary and high school teacher for over ten years (and I hated it for the most part).
I’ve been doing TV commercials for 20 years. I auditioned for Neighbours twice.
I published two cookbooks and used to have my own sleepwear label.
Recording my very own podcast, Becoming Mum is one of my greatest accomplishments
I meditate most days, but will still yell “What the fuck?!” when someone cuts me off or is going too slow.
I am a dog person through and through, cats are not welcome in my house #meow
In my mid-twenties I had Bulimia. It breaks my heart when I think what I put myself through.
I once had to fill in for the lead singer of a band (high school band, calm down) and sing Queen’s 'Don’t Stop Me Now. I crushed it. #freddywho
90’s RNB is my jam. #nodiggity
Nicole's own journey on the road to self acceptance is a wonderful and honest story that many women experience, yet rarely discuss.
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