“I TOOK THE ONE LESS Travelled BY AND THAT HAS MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.” By Robert Frost
After leaving her abusive marriage in 2000, with her infant son in tow, Nicole found a few unexpected bumps in the road that she travelled upon.
With her young son in her custody, Nicole was faced with deciding what was more important; getting divorced from her abusive husband through the help of legal-aid and having to quit her job, file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, get on welfare and government assistance or to stay the course and face years of living a life with what she foresaw was an uncertain future, with undue hardship and strain. Little did she know then, the magnitude or impact of her decision that fateful day.
She made one of the most difficult decisions of her life and choose to “play the game” so that she could rebuild her and her young son’s life. Ask her today and she’d say, “It was the best decision I ever made, next to leaving her son’s father and their unhealthy relationship.”
In the years to come, Nicole discovered a niche-industry within real estate, that turned her life around and helped create multi-million dollar producing software products that were able to give her the much needed answer to her prayers for a better life for her and her son.
Against all odds, she was able to beat the system and climb her way out of what seemed like a bottomless pit of an existence of being a “Welfare Mom,” to a life that was filled with stability, financial security and unlimited opportunities.
In late 2018, Nicole decided to admit herself to an eating disorder treatment center that “saved her life” and helped her tremendously as well as fought and won her battle with breast cancer at 42 years of age.
Currently, Nicole lives in Bellingham, Washington to be close to family and where she grew up and is enjoying working "A 4-Hour Workweek" lifestyle. Her 21 year old son, Nick Surfer Ocean is happy, healthy and truly living his dream life as an organic farmer on the island of Maui, in Hawaii. She couldn't be more proud of him and of herself. Y.O.L.O.