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25 Things About Me

I figured this list would be a great place to start in introducing my readers to who I am, where I’m from and yada, yada, yada…Amazingly enough, even something as simple as a list about 25 things that I AM wasn’t easy. At least, I tried to make it difficult…

So, here they are, in an attempt to not make this harder than it has to be…

1. I’m a recovering overthinker.

2. I’ll be 40 years old on June 26th of this year.

3. I love Jesus but struggle with the church.

4. I HATE white supremacy and speak out against it often.

5. I also hate people who litter. STOP BEING LAZY AND DON’T LITTER.

Enough about what I hate…

6. I have been growing with my wonderful husband, Raphael, for about 14 years and we’ve been married for 12 years on June 14th of this year.

7. We are the proud parents of a fur baby named #KittyCalhoun

8. I’m originally from Wichita, KS but have been a resident of Hampton Roads area of Virginia for 19 years.

9. I’m a veteran of the United States Air Force.

10. I find cleaning my home therapeutic.

11. I’m growing to be a minimalist and find myself overwhelmed by clutter. Some of my favorite people to follow are Harmony Organizing and Christine Platt the Afro-Minimalist

12. I love, love, LOVE music

13. I adopted a plant-based diet in August of 2015 with the goal of healing my body of excessive estrogen and uterine fibroids.

14. I’m the author of two self-published books, Dramas of a Bald Head Queen – a memoir and Heart of a Queen – Poetry and Prose from the Soul

15. I THRIVE off of newness and am always looking for the next great experience in life (Even the sight of fresh mulch excites me!).

16. I am mending my relationship with money and overcoming what I will call financial anxiety.

17. I’m taking my FIRST EVER REAL-LIFE vacation (not including weekend getaways or trips attached to work or visits home to Kansas) this July! PUERTO RICO!!!!! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

18. Washington DC is my favorite city ever (so far)…

19. Summer is bae.

20. I am a writer, speaker, vocalist, host, voiceover talent, model…

21. I can eat soups all year…

22. I am the host of the podcast, 'Conversations with the Bald Head Queen' now available wherever you listen to podcasts

Just three more Nina…You can do this…

23. I prefer salty to sweet

24. I don’t follow recipes when cooking (things actually don’t turn out well when I do attempt to follow directions…)

25. It took me about 45 minutes to complete these last three because…overthinker.

BONUS ABOUT ME…The most important thing about me…


There you have it. A relatively short list of the things that make me, me. Some of the not so obvious things about me. In the weeks…months…years to come, it is my hope that you BE inspired as I AM inspired. *BEAM* That something I write, as I share a portion of my experiences/perspective from my little corner of the world, you have a quickening in your heart. That you are impelled to think new thoughts, try new things, love in a new way.

We be the light…

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