The Girl I Want to Be

She wakes early and has quiet time. Sometimes God speaks. Sometimes she’s just hard of hearing.

She eats healthy. Exercises. You know? Those cute running shoes aren’t just for looks.

She works hard. Plays hard.

She’s kick-butt smart, but not a know-it-all.

She’s dangerous, tries things out of her comfort zone, and blows raspberries at her fears.

She’s sugar and spice.

She listens but makes sure her voice is heard.

She’s passionate. About her family, her job, and, of course, her hobbies.

She carries a quiet confidence.

She has no limit.

That’s the girl I want to be.

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

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My name is Nichole—Nichole Parks. Not to be confused with Nicholas Sparks. Nicky boy handles the drama. And me? I take on the trauma. Dark humor is my specialty.

6 thoughts on “The Girl I Want to Be

  1. Very thought provoking and well said Nichole! I’ll have to think about it more but the first things that come to mind are: She speaks her mind, but tempers it with grace and kindness. She listens with her heart and doesn’t just pretend. She is bold and daring, not just watching but also participating. She doesn’t back down at a challenge, or bow out when it become difficult. She stands for what she believes, even if no one stands with her. She lives each day in full color, with God-given joy. She may not be happy every day, but she is joyful, knowing God has her best in mind. She loves fiercely and chases her dreams.
    I’m sure there are things I’m missing. I will definitely be thinking about this a lot more. Thank you for challenging me! 🙂

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