Nichole Giles was born in Nevada, the oldest of seven, and moved with her gypsy-esque parents to a number of cities in and around the Midwest, mostly staying in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and snatches of time in Texas. Her future aspirations include adding a tropical island to her list. For now, she plans to travel to as many tropical locations as possible, scouting for her future home in paradise. In the meantime, Nichole lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, two sons, two daughters, two golden retrievers, and the community of fairies that live in her yard. As her family and friends will tell you, laughing is at the top of her list of daily to-do’s, and she believes laughter is the perfect cure for a broken heart.
What Drives Me?
By Nichole Giles
I’ve done a bunch of blogging recently. Probably to make up for the fact that I didn’t blog much at all during December and the first half of January. Or maybe it’s because I’m inspired lately. No reason in particular. Usually, winter is a time of introspection for me, a time of deep thinking. Which doesn’t generally translate into inspiration, but instead steals my desire to write. Strange, I know.
I’m not a big fan of winter. Or, well, winter in
I’ve got it! I’m driven by life. By the endless possibilities in my future, and the futures of my family, my children. I’m driven by human emotion, by what my words might someday accomplish. By the example I set for others—especially my children—by following my dreams. I’m driven by what lies ahead, as well as my experiences from the past. And hope.
I am driven to write, so I do. I am determined to be published, so I submit. I hope, I dream, I live. I’m driven.
Someday, maybe I will live in a tropical paradise, and writing in the winter will be easier. Cake even. But if not, I’ll continue to try. As long as I live, I’ll feel the drive that pushes me onward and upward. I’ll live my life with hope and determination. Because those two things have a history of changing the world.
And every change starts with someone.
Until next time, WRITE ON!
Thanks for being my guest today, Nichole. The best part of having a guest on my blog is getting to know each of you better.
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