This week, I’m switching things up and sharing a post about me! I got tagged for the Be Unapologetically You challenge by the wonderful Izzy Matias, and here’s my post. It’s been a long time coming, so happy reading!
Be Unapologetically You Tag Rules:
- Use the Be Unapologetically You banner in your post. It can be your featured image or not. It’s totally up to you.
- Include the link to this blogging tag in your post before your answers.
- Answer the 7 questions in this tag.
- Nominate between 5-10 bloggers, link to their blogs, and tag them on social media to notify them.
Reminder: you don’t need to include the “Be Unapologetically You Tag” in your blog post title if you don’t want to.
I want to tag Cassie from Let’s Grow Mom to Be Unapologetically You!
Be Unapologetically You Questions:
Introduce yourself and your blog while sharing one random thing about you that not that many people know.
HELLO! I’m Nicole, but all my friends call me Nikki. I’m 36, I live in Massachusetts, I’m married with no children, and I have been a career administrative professional until I switched into a content writer role full time in November 2021. One random thing about me is that I’m a massive fangirl of many different boy groups, specifically: NKOTB, BTS, and Stray Kids. In 2018, I fell down the Kpop hole, and I don’t think I’m ever getting out!
What topics do you love geeking out about that you would say are topics that give you bliss?
Topics that give me bliss… there are so many; I don’t know if I can pick a few. Being multi-passionate is sometimes hard because my interests are varied, and different things make me happy. But, for this post, I’d say I love listening to music, going to concerts, shopping, geeking out about self-care, working on personal growth and development, and creating content on Pinterest. I also love reading romance novels and watching K-Dramas.
Do you blog about them? Why or why not? If not, would you like to blog about them one time?
I am trying to incorporate more things that I love into this blog, so you may start to see things shift over the coming months! This blog is mainly focused on self-care, personal growth, and wellness tips for women, so I try to stay on-brand with that type of content. My background in health care and my transformational journey have helped me gain real-world insights on identifying things in life that you need to change to make your life better. Setting boundaries is also a great topic that I’d like to continue talking about in the future.
Would you say that you are living life by being unapologetically you? Why or why not? If not, what would your life look like if you were unafraid to share more about the things that make you happy?
I believe I am living life unapologetically. For years, while working in hospitals, I was always afraid to share who I was outside of work, and as of late, I have become so comfortable with who I am that I love telling people what I do. There’s an ongoing joke that I work to pay for my concert tickets and trips to see my favorite boy bands — It’s not a joke, if it’s true, right? LOL
Permission to geek out & be unapologetically you: Share with us one thing you fangirl or fanboy over and how you became a fan of it.
We don’t need permission to dance... I am a HUGE fan of BTS and Stray Kids. They are two Kpop groups from South Korea, and I “fell down the hole” (as we say) in 2018 once I decided to give BTS’ music a solid chance. What caught me (hook, line, and sinker) was their message about loving yourself. There’s a theory in the fandom, named ARMY, that you don’t discover BTS on your own, they find you when you need them the most, and I couldn’t agree more. They have made me so conscious of self-love and how important it is to put yourself first.
What do you love the most about being a fan?
I honestly feel like I’m a part of something bigger than myself. It feels like I’m a part of a vast extended family. Being an ARMY (BTS), STAY (Stray Kids), and a Blockhead (New Kids On The Block) are three reasons why my mental health is much better today than it was years ago.
Almost all of my friends are ARMY, and I met them through group chats created on Twitter. We all have mutual respect and love for a group, and we share that every day.
Share a fun or unforgettable fan experience.
Every concert I attend becomes an unforgettable fan experience, but if I had to choose one, I would say my first NKOTB cruise. I got selfies with Donnie and Joey, I enjoyed partying on the lido deck until the sun came up, and I got to meet other people I met on Twitter! That trip was the first step in my transformational journey because I decided to choose myself and put my mental health first over things I didn’t enjoy anymore.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little more. If you want to be tagged, leave your name in the comments, and I’ll send you a social shout-out on Twitter!