Thursday, April 15, 2010

le studio

J. L. has been working in the studio a bunch lately and I've had the pleasure of getting to sit by and watch the "magic" happen. I love being a Nashvillian and doing cool stuff like this because it's not everyday you get to hang out in the studio where Sixpence None the Richer did their debut album and listen to rock music all day!

It's been wonderful!
The guys in the studio.

See? Sixpence!

I mostly hang out on that couch and write while they're working.


My dear old friend, Josh, has been working really hard!


It's fun hanging out, but I love it when guests pop in! Isn't my sister cute?

Love it :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Senioritis... TO THE MAX

Holy cow. I cannot tell you how badly I want this:


I often find myself sitting in class thinking, "What's the point?" I'm certainly not a slacker and I wouldn't just check out and get D's just to scrape by and graduate already, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I am often tempted!

And it's not school that is the problem, but it's the knowledge that something is out there... something big. No, I don't have a job nailed down yet, but even in the search I've learned something about myself.

I've been offered several positions around Nashville and, surprisingly, I've turned several of them down--not because they weren't good jobs, but for some reason I feel like I was meant for more than they offered. I'm learning that, for me a least, taking the "easy" path just really isn't an option. For me a least, sitting behind a desk working for a company I couldn't care less about just isn't an option.

I want to write, I want to love, and I want to make a difference in this world: both is my personal AND in my professional life. Unfortunately, I'm finding that that isn't as easy to do as I would have liked (well, maybe it's easy, but it's not easy to do those and pay for your rent...) but the more I search and the more I live, the more I'm starting to agree with Ms. Keller when she said:


"Security is mostly a superstition... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing" -Helen Keller

Take care friends. Don't let today be ordinary in the name of "security." Take a chance today. Be daring. Have an adventure. Be everything you were created to be. 

Love,

Nicole Jeannette

Saturday, April 3, 2010

One Year!

This past week J. L. and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary! It was wonderful! Although we both had class/work, we got done early so we could celebrate. First, J. L. took me to Dave and Busters, which is where we had our first date. :) It brought back great memories! He was SO nervous when he took me there the first time! It was so cute :)



Then for dinner we got all dressed up and he took me to the Melting Pot! I absolutely love fondue and I was so surprised and happy. During dinner we reminisced over the past year and about every thing we've been through and all of our adventures. We also discussed what we're looking forward to in the next year and set mini-goals for ourselves. 

I'm so grateful to have such a kind and loving boyfriend and I think God for him everyday!
He always teaches me, by actions and not words, to be kind and loving to everyone and is constantly growing in his love for God and for me. :)
I love the fact that he never tries to control me or limit me, but allows me the freedom to be myself and only celebrates me for it.

It's been a great year :)

I want to encourage you to celebrate the loved ones in your life today!