About nicole

I am a writer, director, actress and podcaster.

GFN07 – Technical Difficulties

We are pretty sure we had a podcast named this when we first did our show, however, you can never have too many! 😉 And apologies for missing episodes. They are all available at the main show link–just click our podcast tab up above.

This episode we chat about my life after the move and the misadventures there, TJ’s upcoming costume antics, and Christina’s continuing pursuit of her Bachelors degree. We have fun as the feed cuts out–you never know who’s going to be chatting to dead air. We also give a brief, non-spoiler review of Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Yoga!

I went to my first Beginner’s yoga class tonight and boy and I pretzelled! It felt really good to be doing something new. But, beyond realizing how flexible I am not, did you know that there is quite a bit of farting in yoga? I lucked out and did not do any farting, but it was not infrequent in class. Personally, made me feel like we were all friends. I highly recommend!

Be sure you are taking care of yourself. You are important to this world and loved.

Brightening up and…a troll?

The world is looking brighter these days. So many good friends have been cheering me on and the scent of spring is in the air. How are you doing? Looking for that light at the end of the tunnel? It is there. It will come to you. Hang on.

I was in Seattle on Tuesday for an appointment which took me near the Fremont bridge. I knew that there was a troll nearby and had often thought I should seek him out. Always too busy, always running too fast to get somewhere else. Well, not this time.

I was surprised to find that he is on a very busy street! From photos and what I’d seen on “Once Upon A Time” I’d always assumed this troll was in an out of the way location, but boy! He is at the top of steep, narrow street with a busy road right in front of him.

Peek-a-…WTH?

I was able to get up close and personal. What a great piece of art! It was built as a community project.

Not sure if he wasn’t to eat me or groom me.

Here’s a nice shot of the VW Bug forever entombed.

So that’s why people drive by so fast.

I’m really glad I finally got to stop and take a look at him. I just love the ingenuity and creativity of people.

A podcast returns

Calling all listeners, minions, army leaders, our stalker and the MPPs! You know who you are!

After almost a year and a half off, my friend Christina and I will be coming back with our podcast, Greetings from Nowhere. For six years we podcasted about our lives for fun and friendship and a bunch of wonderful listeners came along for the ride. Having been rejuvenated by a good break, we are coming back together again and will be putting out podcast episodes on a more monthly to bi-weekly rate. We’re going to take it a bit more easy this time. I have added a page to the site here for the podcast for your ease of reference. 🙂

If you’d like to join us, watch this site or Twitter for announcements of episode drops. Should be fun!

Changes

Change is nauseating. Well, change that you haven’t planned for. That’s been one of my biggest struggles in planning this move to Olympia. I’m nauseous a lot. I think it may be fear of the unknown. Where will I live? Buy a house? Rent? How soon to make that decision, considering I am not moving for another five months? And there are family requests and considerations that run counter to what I want. So whose wants come first? And the biggie…am I doing the right thing? Or making a huge mistake?

All of this bundles itself into a big upset stomach. Which of course isn’t healthy. So I ask for help, which is also hard. We all want to look like we have it all together. But that’s not healthy either! We are all a big mess in reality.

Friends and counselors are a big help. And I go through waves of discomfort and waves of freedom. I think on the things I love about Olympia like the salt air of Puget Sound, the downtown area and the art, the fresh, clean air after the rain.

I have also found that doing things that stretch into my new life, like getting this blog going again, help. Building things that I plan to have endure beyond Wenatchee give me a sense of new life beginning. And that is always a pleasant thing.

Go, little weed of courage! You can do it!

A big move

Life moves pretty fast. Oh, Ferris, how true. After many years of contemplating a move to the west side of the mountains, I will be making that move in June. This will give me opportunities to pursue acting in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, however, what has pushed me out of my nest is that my mom needs a little more help these days.

And this has proved a tougher road than I had ever imagined. My house sold quickly in Wenatchee’s hot market. And the sweet couple who bought it is renting back to me until I move which is AMAZING. I get to enjoy my house until I go! And less stress on the cats–which is good for us all. If kittehs ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!

But I have been surprised by sadness. This is the first place I have put down roots. Owned my own home. Made lifetime friends who are more like family. And leaving is causing some real mourning. That said, those same dear friends are a lifeline to me right now, providing good counsel and lots of hugs and love.

So. New adventures await. I’m scared, excited, sad, worried, happy, all of it. And I’ll take you along for the ride.