Good bye 2017 and
This picture really shows the epitome of 2017 for me. I am smiling, but I am not at a 100%. I am waving and I really DO want this year to end. I am smiling but the weight of the world from unnecessary circumstances has changed my life.
Yet, all in all, I would not change one day about this year. Even though I can't believe I just typed that last sentence, I wouldn't! Through the anger, tears and frustration, I have had some fantastic days throughout this year. I have met some amazing people and I am motivated to do so much more with my life!
The challenges I faced this past year has shown me the one thing I have always known...I am a one tough cookie. One thing I was taught to believe in the past 22 years of my life, I was not smarter than your average bear on my own. Well, I am not only smarter than the average bear, I can make amazing things happen for myself in the most positive way. All I have to do is stay focused and believe in God's power.
I am not only looking forward to 2018, I am looking forward to tomorrow! I am excited for the things that are coming my way...good and not so good. I feel like 2016 and 2017 taught me a lot about myself and now it's time to take those lessons and put them to the test.
For SeeNicRun aka "Nicol", I will continue to share new ideas and challenges when it comes to running, fitness and the community around me. Yet, it will no longer be the "matter of fact" way I have always done in the past. I want to help others make real, significant changes in their life. That's always been my goal but through different avenues and visions that feel organic and real.
For the people who have decided not to be part of #teamNicol this past year, I say good-bye to you as well and truly wish you the best of luck. There will always be players, haters and "the game". The only game I am focused on is my own_on God's court with my team of family and friends.
Thank you 2017 for everything...even that last little nugget of surprise from your ring leader this past week_thank you! I may be beaten down by a lingering cough and seasonal virus but it's only temporary. I always come back ready to build more muscle, run more miles and bike tougher terrains. I am R E A D Y.