Natasha Nicholes, y’all. You know it’s the new year, so of course I have to try to stay the course with another photo challenge again. This time I get to answer the question, Who Is Natasha Nicholes and then link up with #eyecandyproject52 for the rest of the year. So, every Monday, tune in to see the newest prompt and how I choose to interpret that question. Of course, you’re going to have to deal with my very unique sense of humor along the way. Laugh lines are better than frown craters!
The purpose of this 52 week project is to get better at photography, and clearly I’m not starting off strong, but I really, really like this picture that I took yesterday because it shows my inability to take a proper selfie. I also don’t trust other people to do it, because they don’t see things the way that I do. I’m a bit of a control freak, hi there! My plan is to get better with this. Editing, angles, lighting, all of that. You’ll see! Also, the glasses are completely those 3D glasses you get from movie theaters with the lenses removed, because my cool kids wear them, and I wanted to embarrass them enough to stop. It didn’t work.
I’m Natasha Nicholes. Wife to Shomari and mother to Nathaniel, the ladybug, Lil Miss, and Sir Twizzler. I’m 35 years old, and a Chicago native. Born and raised in the big city, and I would be totally sad to leave. I’m quick witted- at least I like to think so, funny, and loyal. Fiercely loyal. If you are my friend, I’ll go to bat for you in a hot second. I’m pretty certain that I’m relatively intelligent even though I can’t stand to be put on the spot in that frame. Just say that it came from too many years of having to prove my intelligence during elementary school and high school. Yuck.
I consider myself a tinkerer. Not in the same way that my husband is. He loves technology and taking things apart and figuring out how to put them back together so that he doesn’t have to lean on anyone else. I’m the same way with textiles, recipes, domestic stuff. I love my technology, but I love being domestic even more. Gardens, sewing, canning, baking, roasting, decorating. You name it, I love it. I can’t wait to share more of my projects around the house, and the aspect of my learning more photography as I go along. The photo above is straight out of the camera because it’s first Sunday and communion time. I happened to be cute while remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made for us so long ago. Yep, I’m one of those. You’ll get used to it.
I love reading, and spending time with my husband, who I met when I was in eighth grade. He can tap on my last good nerve, but he’s the person that I trust ALL of my secrets with. Every single last one of them. I can laugh with him. I can cry with him. I can yell with (at) him and he won’t look at me differently for TOO long. I can even accidentally leave his belongings somewhere while fussing about missing Sherlock, and he won’t really tell me how much I’ve annoyed him. I love him a lot. That includes all parts of him. Somewhere in there is snoring and an alarm going off at the witching hour for work.
I’m a dreamer. I have big dreams. BIG dreams. I dream of traveling the world over, and parts of that dream came true with my trip to Africa last May. It lit a fire under me, and I see much more travel in my future. Some alone like I did last year, but most with my favorite guy, and our favorite kids. All four of them. One of my favorite aspects of Malawi and Zambia happened to be the great history that we got from one of the Habitat for Humanity employees, Emmanuel. He explained local practices, and the cultural importance of certain things. He also got married last year, so big congrats to him and his new bride! I’m looking forward to another trip to see him and Consolata along with my husband and oldest son! I speak it into existence!
I’m a child of the church. For as long as I’ve been living, I’ve been a part of the Grand Ol’ Church of God In Christ. We may not be perfect, but there is NO church like ours. We worship. We sing great gospel, and we fellowship. I love it, and the older I get the more I’m realizing that there are parts that I can love and parts that I don’t have to love and that’s okay. That’s wisdom. I’m married to a preacher – yup – and I’m proud of it!
I’m sure that I could go on and on about each characteristic of me, which I find hilarious because I can’t write an about me page to save my life. One of these days, I guess, however that’s about it for now. You’ll learn more about me this year as I continue to try to balance the personal and professional aspects of my life and blog. Stay with me, won’t you?
To see more posts with the #eyecandyproject52 head over to Everyday EyeCandy and check out the linky! Have a great first full week of the new year!