Who is Nicole?

Hi everyone! Since I am new to blogging and a new writer for View Stockholm, I figured I should tell you a little about me so you know what to expect from reading this blog. So who is this travelling, spiritual, yoga girl who have to dance every damn day?

I guess the travel addiction is an essential part to mention since it has defined me and sculptured me into the woman I am today. I would not describe my travelling as a lot but according to my boss, colleagues and friends, apparently travelling is all I do.
It all started in Uganda 2010. I was studying a bachelor in social work and felt I needed a break and I had this urge to explore and this dream of making a difference. So 20 year old Nicole from Stockholm set her course to Uganda for a couple of months with the intention of making a change.
To make a long story short, since Uganda I’ve had the honor to work all over the world for both small NGO’s and for UN organisations such as UNHCR and UNICEF . Thanks to my human rights Master studies I’ve been working with refugees rights, education issues and child rights in countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Jordan and Indonesia.
I feel truly blessed to have met so many inspirational human rights activists and I have learned more than I can describe with words. Although I realized at an early stage that the UN wasn’t for me, I will never regret my career path and the choices I’ve made. It has all led me to where I am today. Living a life where I am able to work both with integration and make a difference for unaccompanied minors in Sweden, while I’m also able to travel a lot and do all the other things I love. I have found a way to combine all my passions in life, social work, yoga, photography, modelling and dancing are all parts of my everyday life.
To summarize, I am just a happy girl who got tired of trying to fit in to the normative society. I got tired of trying to live up to others expectations rather than fulfilling my own dreams. So that’s what I am busy doing right now, fulfilling my dreams and enjoying the journey to the fullest. And I do not excuse myself for not being like everyone else, I strongly believe we would all be happier if we would just embrace our uniqueness.

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