“Being a writer isn’t about making money. For me, it’s about a passion for words and telling stories.”
A true ♥ & Passion
As a child, I always enjoyed keeping a diary and writing short stories. It wasn’t mandatory for me, it was just a way of life. As sure as I breathed, I wrote. Writing assignments in school were my favorite. I almost always got A’s. I love reading and my love for words and prose just kept growing and growing.
After graduating from Missouri Western State University with a B.S. in Business Administration, minoring in Marketing, I did like any other college grad. I did what I was taught, which was set out to find a job matching the degree I graduated in. Landing my first position as a Marketing Assistant was a title that I soon found out was very misleading and unfulfilling.
Working in the corporate world for 10 plus years, came with temporary stability and happiness. After my son was born, I really began to contemplate working in the corporate world as a new mom. It was difficult! When I was laid off from a position at an investment firm when my son was 18 months old, I decided it was time to stop playing and kick this thing into high gear.
There was a need for some serious soul searching!
After much contemplation, what I’ve always been good at and what I love to do came together, met and meshed. Writing!
In 2008, I decided to establish my own blog NicoleAliciaOnline.com and exercise my love for writing and story telling. Then I decided to further my reach and begin writing for others such as Fridge Magazine, Grunge Cake, Gorgeous In Grey, Urban Shake Magazine and CelebMix.
A short bio (for press use)
Nicole Alicia grew up and has lived in South Kansas City, Missouri nearly her entire life. She is a proud graduate of Center Senior High School and Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. After college, she married her middle school/high school crush. She is the proud mother of one son and still resides in the Kansas City area.