I am using this site to to turn the pages of my life already read into happier chapters for years to come.
My husband, John, tragically died in an accident, just over a year ago. Alone in Spain with two children, James and Phoenix, what started as a beautiful dream, emigrating to this wonderful country back in 2000, turned into my darkest nightmare, which I have to wake up from.
This last year has been, and still is, a financial and emotional roller coaster. I am determined to turn our lives around and make a happy future for me and my children, here in Spain. This country is home now. James doesn’t really remember England and Phoenix has only been there once – we stayed at a hotel near Gatwick before flying on to the USA, to visit Disney World – so I don’t think that counts! (That is the only time any of us have been back since our move).
Some months back, I re-started a writing course, after a long break, partly to help re-build my confidence, so you will be hearing about this along the way. When I finally complete the course, I will have to throw a party, because as I said, I had a long break, but it is something I want to achieve.
The biggest challenge at the moment is NaNoWriMo 2012 – National Novel Writing Month – It starts on 1st of November. For more details go to my NaNo 2012 and Beyond page. I really can’t believe I have signed up for it, and when you look on the page, you may realise why!
I really want to write a crime/romance novel, but my other interests include writing a historical novel and spiritually based items, articles on self-development/self-help, short stories and childrens books to name but a few. It may be diverse but I know that I have a lot to offer in various fields.
I am a firm believer that any challenges sent to you in life, however cruel, are sent for a reason, even though it can take time to see the reason or accept it. If through my experiences I can help others, I will help make this world a richer place.
I am really excited about the Journey of Nicola and I am looking forward to sharing it with you.
I hope the Journey of Nicola will help me achieve my goals, inspire others in whichever paths they choose to follow and help others conquer the challenges they face.