So you want to know more? My name is Nicole; I’m a 27 year old, single mother of two children; ages six and two – a handsome boy and a beautiful girl. I’m not a perfect mum – in fact, I’ve messed up a lot since being welcomed in to motherhood; I’m still learning. I have three true passions and they are being a mother, writing and make-up; that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m good at any of them. As a child and even as a teenager, I would write a lot, but I would never show anybody – everything I wrote was from the bottom of my heart; a place nobody knew existed. It was personal and a lot of it was anger, I’ll admit. To be honest, I had a pretty turbulent childhood and my life hasn’t been straightforward. I’m the first to admit that I’ve continued to make bad decisions and make my life harder than it should be at times, but like I said, I’m still learning – I’ve never lived a life before and I’m certainly not perfect. Last year, my ‘perfect’ life began to fall apart and I found myself through writing about my experiences either as a mother, a partner, a friend or just in general; it’s been my coping strategy. Some of my material is dark and sinister, some is funny and some is just painfully honest – I don’t plan on them being that way before I write them, I just write until I can’t write anymore. So, whatever it is of mine that you’re reading, please know that I’ve written it with every ounce of truth, love, passion or pain. This is my life, my experiences and with every inch of me, I hope I can help you realise that you’re not alone.