get to know me
hi, hello, it's me
I thought I would start off with a post for you guys to get to know me a little better, to know the writer behind the computer.
Well, let's start off with the basics.
My full name is Nicolette Summer Papile, my parents were hippies okay. I've lived in sunny Orange County my entire life, as much as I love California I am itching to see something new. My favorite colors are purple and teal. I love every animal on this planet, but I especially have a love for cats. My cat Simon, I rescued him from my college campus, and he is one of the best things that could have entered my life. I am pescatarian but I soon find myself going vegetarian. I have 2 scars below my left eyebrows, from stories that I most likely won't be sharing. I love the beach but sometimes I would prefer to be in the mountains.
I have been dancing since the age of 4. Strictly training in ballet for almost 10 years. I enjoyed ballet, but you can only get screamed at by Russian ladies so often, you know? Still to this day during Christmas time I am constantly reminded of the Nutcracker. To me growing up, Christmas time was surrounded by the grueling hours of Nutcracker rehearsals. At time I hated it, but looking back now, that was my childhood, those are the memories that I think about and smile. As much as I disliked it during that time, I realize now that I did truly love it. After I stopped ballet, I then moved on to taking more jazz and lyrical classes, which led me to joining my high school song and dance team. I was on my high school song team for all four years of my cringe-worthy high school time. I look back at how I was, the things I wore, my interactions with people, and think, "How did I even make it through all those years?" But then again, who had a picture perfect high school experience? My fondest memories though, were from being on song. Cheering at all the games, competing, being captian my Senior year. My high school years were nowhere near my glory days, but being apart of the song definitely made those four years so much better. After I graduated, I took a little over a year off a dance and through that entire time I was miserable. I constantly felt like something was missing in my life, like a part of me was missing. Dance was a big outlet for me, whenever my family life at home wasn't going well, dance was my escape. I put all my emotion into dancing, whether I was sad or mad, dance made everything better. I took a modern dance class in college, which filled the void somewhat, but it wasn't the dancing I was used to. The next semester, I took a jazz class, which was much more my speed. My teacher was amazing, and she taught us routines that left room for you to add as much emotion was you wanted. Being 18 wasn't an easy year for me, and I'm thankful I had this class as an outlet to put my feelings on the dance floor. At the end of my first year of college, I tried out for a dance team at a college in another city than the one I was going to, and I made it! I was so happy to be back dancing and competing again. I started competing at the age of 6, so needless to say I am a very competitive person. I loved my dance coach, she is the reason for why I grew as a dancer. She was one of the first coaches that I had that actually believed in me. She saw something in me that none of my other coaches ever saw. So thank you so much, Ange, you mean more to me than you will ever know.
After the 2 years on the dance team I decided to stop because, well frankly it was getting too expensive. So I stopped all activity all together. I sat around eating the same way I did, Del Taco, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-a, Chipotle (bowls covered in sour cream and cheese), In n Out double-doubles with fries and Neapolitan shake. So as expected I started to gain weight. I always struggled with staying slim. I was never considered over weight, I definitely held on to a couple extra pounds and I always found it hard to keep it off. So I joined a gym, started going several times a week, taking group fitness classes and Zumba. It took me about a year or so to finally get the swing of things, to actually know what the hell I was doing in the gym. 2 years later, I'm starting to get the body I have always wanted. My life is now surrounded by fitness, and I love every part of it. Working out is the main thing that I look forward to every day, lifting weights doing HIIT; all of that I love doing. I love that I found this lifestyle, I love that I am finally comfortable in my own skin. I'm not afraid to create crazy workouts, that I know I get weird looks for. I am so happy in the gym because it makes me feel awesome.
This lifestyle I am living has changed my life. Changed the way I look at life, how I live day by day, what I am grateful for. It has bettered me as a person, it has truly made me so happy. I am thankful every day that my life has changed to what it is now, because honestly I don't who I be nor where I would be.
welcome to my blog
I hope I can inspire you to embark on this lifestyle too