I am Nicole, Nic, or Nicci; whichever tickles your fancy. **For now, I am in sw Florida, but I hope to be out of here sometime later this year. If I don't make it out, I'll probably implode.
I am plant-based creative hippie gamer geek with a few issues (which I will disclose at my discretion) and a big heart. My best friend states that I give 120% of myself in everything I do. I am 420 friendly, but I do not partake at the present. I have not found my place in this world yet, but I am seeking it. I've also been described as endearingly socially awkward by my friends and they supposedly love me for it.
I have spent the past couple of years really working on self discovery, self awareness, and my confidence. In that process, I have learned that I am a panromantic gray-a genderfluid queer being. (Please, ask me what this means before coming to any conclusions about me!)
I have also become rather opinionated and rather willing to speak my mind about the things I feel passionate about. Though, those topics may not come off as particularly articulate or eloquent, at times, in comparison to some people that have more knowledge on the same issues - I'm still learning and striving to better myself, in this aspect, as well. For the first time in a long time, I was complimented on my writing just yesterday, and that thrilled me to bits!
I am a feminist, but hear me out! I'm not what I've seen others describe as a "Feminazi"; I don't hate men, and I don't want to have more rights than them. I stand for equality and love - and suddenly I'm hearing the Sailor Moon speech in Japanese in my head "Ai to seigi no seeraa fuku bishoujo senshi, Seeraamuun (Sailor Moon)! Tsuki ni kawatte oshioki yo!" Good lord, see what I mean about awkward and geeky?
Honestly, I'm not looking for someone to "complete" me; I'd like friends and a partner that compliment me and my lifestyle. I have myself and my dog, and that's been great for a while now. :)
I need to say that while I have become more self aware, more content with myself, that I have also had some health issues crop up in the last year. I found out about 8 months ago that I have a low functioning thyroid and pcos, and I want to put it out there that both of those things have caused me to gain weight that I have been unable to lose. I'm not trying to hide my weight from anyone and I'm not trying to be deceptive, I swear. I just thought if I exercised enough and ate healthy enough I'd eventually lose the weight, and no one would ever have to know. lol Apparently that isn't going to be the case in the near future, but I promise I'm doing everything I can to make myself healthy again. I've lost some inches after about 4 months of exercising 5 days a week from a compilation of exercise videos on Youtube... So it's a start and I'm very pleased right now that my hard work is showing some results after not seeing any for the past like 2 years, prior to knowing what was wrong with me. =]
"I have to return some video tapes."
"If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague." - Joss Whedon