Nicola travelled up the coast from Coffs Harbour to work with us.
She brought warmth and smiles with her and shares some of her story here.
When you're not modelling you work as a digital creative. What inspires your work?
My husband is a graphic designer and I’m the digital marketing and social media maestro!
I love helping businesses go from strength to strength, with great branding, website and social media presence ☺
You mentioned “Hashys” do you feel comfortable sharing more about this with us?
I do have Hashimoto’s which is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid. Basically, my body (antibodies) attacks the thyroid and it causes hypothyroidism, which means there isn’t enough thyroid hormone being produced, which affects your whole body!
I manage it via medication and a very strict diet. It runs in our family, so at least I have close support! However, I’m a massive party-pooper when eating out – it’s not easy!
Is there anything you would tell your child self to help make life easier?
Don’t worry about those that put you down, make fun of you or treat you unfairly.
Just focus on your life and what you want to do, and that ‘noise’ just fades into the background.
Tell us about your furry family (and humans too if you like) :)
My husband and I have 4 dogs (what where we thinking!?) however we wouldn’t have it any other way. We have Zoe, the top dog (shih tzu) and quite the little boss.
Next is Coco, the 2IC (whippet) and the stealth Ninja, she is so quiet and very snuggly.
Next in line is Isabella, an Italian Greyhound who we call Wobbles. She had a cluster seizure a few years ago and survived but had to learn to walk, eat etc again. We nursed her back to health but she is still a bit wobbly on her feet. She enjoys hugging you to death at every opportunity.
And lastly, Valentino, the baby and the only boy. Another Italian Greyhound who demands your attention 24/7. He’s very sweet and always trying to please ☺
What are you most grateful for today?
The fact that my husband and I have grown our business to where it is today which means I can structure my days as I like, and be able to indulge in modelling shoots, such as with Lazybones!
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