Avoiding Crisis

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I know, this is where I’m supposed to write something really clever and interesting about myself.  Sorry, folks, just not gonna happen.  I’m really not one of those writers that can string words together that sound, well, clever. 

Want to know about me?  Read this blog, ALL OF IT!  Okay, so you don’t have that much free time on your hands.  Check out 100 things and a meme virgin no more! they’ll get you up to speed on who I am . If you want to know why I write this blog, If you want to know why I started writing this blog, check out 210 days and counting. And as for why I continued it past the 210 day mark, well, blogging can be somewhat addicting and, well, I’m somewhat hooked.

avoidingcrisis at gmail dot com


Written by nicolemarie

January 11, 2007 at 2:58 pm

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  1. Nicki

    You make me laugh. Truthfully, I don’t even know what a blog is. But I am writing back because you asked for someone to respond and listen to your thoughts. I always love reading what you write, whether it be for work, school, relxation, or therapy. You write beautifully and I truly look forward to reading anything you want us to know about your thoughts and feelings. I just sounded like a school teacher – WAIT – I am one. Ha. Well, I must go, but I hope I am responding to the right thing. Enjoy your escape…..

    Michelle Shallat

    January 11, 2007 at 6:28 pm

  2. Nicole,

    I think it is very corageus of you to start writting about your life and feelings, and sharing them like this. I look foward to reading the proces of getting to 30. I had to deal with it last year and it wasn´t easy some times. So I hope this new project will really help you to “avoid crisis”, or at least as a releive in the moments when the crisis, or feelings of frustrations arrive.
    Good luck!


    January 12, 2007 at 12:13 pm

  3. here’s an awesome email that was sent by a friend of mine in response to this blog. I loved it so much I thought it was worth posting:

    first off, i am so proud of you for taking this giant leap into a supposed state of “vulnerability.” I think it is so important to get things out of your head and onto paper. You’ve always been good at being honest about your feelings and open with your emotions as far as speaking them (at least i think you have coming from a friend), but to write them down i think is a huge sense of inner therapy. and i don’t do this enough myself, but i find that the actual process of writing (or typing) down my thoughts, problems, fears, etc. and transferring them from head to paper actually releases the stress and obsessiveness of it circling in my head. so regardless if you attack or accomplish the things you are writing, at least you are releasing them from your mind that in a way is an accomplishment in itself.

    second, i thoroughly enjoy reading your blog — it’s always interesting getting inside your head and i think this is a healthy cleansing “ritual” should we say.
    aside from the fact that you are a great writer!

    third, i agree with whatever friend explained your current feelings as a way of not meeting your own expectations. however, you have accomplished a lot! you have taken the road less traveled, and actually been quite carefree and sort of followed a “wherever life takes me” kind of road. most people cannot do that. that is something i have been striving for, to be more spontaneous and open about adventure and experiences and life. you’ve been extremely privileged that you’ve had the opportunity to live in other countries, travel to amazing places, and have had the joy of being able to be a hands-on mom to 2 beautiful children. don’t let that escape you. you are making your mark on the world by instilling great values and love to your children. and you found an amazing man to share all of this with!

    to be completely honest with you, i was scared when i first started reading your “journeytothirty” blog. i initial reaction was, oh no, i hope she is not slipping into a depression mode and where / what will this spiral into. but as i keep reading it, i look at it more as a first step to accomplishing one of your many said goals and i think it is healthy and i’m proud of you. and i think you still can and you will accomplish whatever goals you have that are most important to you.

    keep writing! i’m enjoying it.


    January 15, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    • Hi Nicole! I’m a reporter doing a story for a major magazine on women bosses and would love to talk to you for it. I know you wrote this in 2007, but I’d still like to talk — even if you’ve changed your mind.


      April 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm

  4. 🙂


    February 29, 2008 at 8:15 am

  5. i just happened by your blog. lots of content! thanks!!!

    one little note, i just moved to BsAs from Chicago. but i grew up in Hillsborough! small world.

    be well.


    January 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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