*waves* Hi all!

I’m Nikki. I’m a 36-year-old Minneapolis, MN native. I currently live in the burbs, work in upper management in social services, and am on a constant mission to be healthy, happy, and live my best life.

A few things about me…

∙I love to inspire others and be inspired myself.  ∙
∙Tattoos, glitter, coffee, books, and good music are a few of my favorite things. ∙
∙ I never believed it when people told me my 30s would be so. much. better. than my 20s. Surprisingly, they were all right. ∙
∙I firmly believe that belly laughs work better than medicine sometimes. ∙

I’ve lived with anxiety, depression, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (aka PCOS) since I was a teenager. In 2019, a few new medical conditions landed in my lap, and that was when my health and wellness journey really kicked in. Up until a few years ago, I never felt comfortable having conversations about my mental health and medical issues. I’ve learned a lot from them however, and now I hope that my story and knowledge can help and inspire others.

I’m a cat mom who loves her morning coffee and a good audiobook or podcast on the drive in to work. I’m an atheist, but accepting of others’ beliefs and willing to engage in respectful discourse surrounding them. I’m a Capricorn Sun/Cancer Moon/Pisces Rising with a wild imagination and motivation to slay my goals and rule the world at some point. When I fall in love with something or someone, I fall hard and submerge myself fully in it. I love tattoos, glitter, gardening, books, writing, traveling, and everything about Minnesota. My friends and family are my life and I wouldn’t change a thing about the path that brought me to where I am today.

When I started Minneapolis Girl Writes, I wanted it to be a lifestyle blog. After a bit of a hiatus, changes in my health,  and a lot of thinking, I’ve decided to use this platform as a place to catalog my personal journey to a healthier me. What does that mean? The entries are going to be personal and they may deal with subject matter that’s difficult to handle and triggering at times. I’m going to be transparent and authentic, sharing my struggles, successes, and frustrations along the way. You’ll likely find some lifestyle elements sprinkled around as well—travel round ups, recipes, product recommendations and reviews, and more. But, at the end of the day, I’m claiming this space as my little corner of the internet. It won’t always be sunshine and roses, but it will be 100% me and that’s what matters.

Feel free to reach out on social media or drop me a line at minneapolisgirlwrites@gmail.com. I love connecting and hearing others’ stories, and making new friends in this vast online world.

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