Hi, I’m Nicole! I am a native Houstonian, a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘Em!), mom to the most precious kitty on the planet, Theodore, and wife to my amazing husband, P.

After living in Austin for six years, I made the great migration north to the city of Chicago where life began to get really…exciting. About one year after residing in Chicago, I began to have health issues related to my sinuses. In October of 2012, I underwent a procedure to remove an osteoma from my left maxillary sinus. Due to misdiagnoses, along with the size of the osteoma (picture if you will a walnut) and delay in removing it, I underwent post-surgical pain management treatment for facial pain for several months. In the spring of 2013, I was able to successfully complete pain management treatment. Shortly thereafter, in June 2013, I married the love of my life. Sadly, the honeymoon period did not last long, as I experienced a significant resurgence of facial nerve pain merely weeks after our wedding. In the fall, I was formally diagnosed with trigeminal neuropathy. October 2013 was my 2.5 year mark working as a paralegal, at which time I resigned in order to focus on my health full-time. The end of 2013 wrapped up quite an eventful year for our new little family.

Despite the trials and tribulations of the last two years, I strongly believe God has been very good to us; so far this year has clearly demonstrated that He is ever present. I have always loved writing, words, penmanship, and traditional hand-written correspondence. During the past few months, while focusing on my health, I continued to feel a stronger sense of urgency to write and connect with others through the written word. After reading one book in particular that inspired me like never before, I decided I could no longer repress this feeling. And so, it is with excitement, conviction, love in my heart, and a rekindling of my Christian faith, that I present to the world, “Living in Stitches: Learning to Live One Stitch At a Time.”

May these words bring you solace, laughter, and remind you that you are never alone.


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