I’m Nicole! The world is my passion and I’ve never been able to stay in one place for very long. As a child my family and I would take trips to Bahamas and Florida every year, alternating where we would go each year. With that we went all over the United States as well. I was always the one who enjoyed seeing a city instead of spending the day on the beach like my family.
When it was time to go to university, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do until I found a university that offered a major in Creative Writing. Since I’ve always loved writing and have always been encouraged to do so I decided to uproot my life in Toronto and move to Nanaimo, British Columbia to attend Vancouver Island University. I loved it! I thought it was an amazing experience but come second semester things started to change. I wasn’t myself and I wasn’t enjoying my classes anymore. They were no longer a passion of mine, but now it was a chore and work.
I always knew that when I was older I would have to finally make a decision. I would have to answer a very important questions:
Who do I want to be?
The problem with this is I don’t know. I don’t even know who I am or what I want. My whole life I’ve been pushed into certain fields and away from what I loved to do. So February 2012 I started thinking about what I should do. And I stumbled upon a lion sanctuary where I could volunteer at! The only thing is that it was in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. And this is where my adventure began. I began researching places and trips I want to take and I thought of how great it would be when I can finally do all these things. Then it dawned on me…
What’s stopping me from doing this now?
So once again, I’m finding myself uprooting my life to travel away from home. If only I had wings to carry me to where I want to go.