Let’s try this again, shall we? This is my second go-round after this site was created for a class in 2018. I just couldn’t let it go though…

Hi there! My name is Nicole and I am a 30-something SAHM with one husband, two kids, a dog. My life is…ordinary.

Thing is, most of our lives are pretty standard these days. We’re trapped inside with nowhere to go and feeling more and more like our houses are our prisons. I feel for everyone. I feel for my kids. I feel for my husband who has to listen to my angst on the daily because I haven’t been outside in days. (It’s hot and there are mosquitoes. I do not enjoy either.)

So now probably isn’t the best of times to restart this but here I am. Reaching out to the void and getting some things off my chest. We’ve done a few house projects here in the last few months and we’re learning how to make this new kind of life work.

So what about me? Like I said, I’m in my 30s. I grew up in the mountains and a bit at the beach. I am currently living in suburbia and after a year of my oldest attending private school we are embarking on (virtual) public education. I am already excited for the prospect of getting to know a new group of people, from a distance?

Did I mention I am an introvert? More like an ambivert, I suppose. I can come out of my shell but I really would rather stay in it. It’s cozy. There’s books. And a Playstation.

I have a BA in English and Art History. I worked for Jane Goodall for six months (in an office, pushing paper, don’t get too impressed). I worked for a major University for eight years and it was rewarding, exhausting, and I miss working for grad students. I loved it so much I went and got my MA in English and a Certificate in Professional Writing and Rhetoric in 2018.

What do all those degrees say though? Well, I have an unending love for graphic novels and comic books. They’re brilliant. They’re fun. They’re accessible. If you’ve never read one, I highly recommend it. I’ll probably post a few (hundred) favorites over time.

I am a reader. I am a gamer. I am occasionally an athlete. I am mom. I am a wife. I am ridiculous. I am flawed. I am a lot.

I am human.