Sunday, November 23, 2008

100 things about Nikita...

1. I was born on the 15th June 1989, in Guernsey - CI
2. I was three weeks late
3. Subsequently I was pretty round
4. Subsequently my parents nicknamed me dumpling
5. I have two sisters
6. One is 15 years old and nicknamed bubble
7. One is 9 years old next week
8. I have a cat, called Mittens
9. And a dog, called Baby
10. I have lived in five different towns
11. My favourite was Doncaster
12. I have been engaged since July 8th last year
13. I live with my fiance
14. I love to sail
15. I can play three instuments
16. Including my voice
17. I am grade 7 at all of them
18. The other two are keyboard and clarinet
19. My mother is tone-deaf
20. My first poem was published in 1999
21. My second in 2000
22. My third in 2001
23. I won a poetry scholarship in 2006
24. I didn't take it
25. My first regret
26. I was personnel director in my Young Enterprise Group
27. We won the south-east competition
28. I was school captain
29. I was the first school captain
30. I was a prefect
31. I've only ever won one trophy
32. It was for services to the school
33. I passed my 11+
34. I was accepted to girls college
35. I chose mixed grammar school
36. I took 10 GCSES
37. My grades slipped by the time I got 3 A Levels
38. Six universities accepted me
39. Hull was where I ended up
40. Nine months later I quit
41. I've written over 200 poems
42. None of which I like
43. 10th December 2004 was the first time I hurt myself
44. It's been four years
45. 8th January was the first time I attempted suicide
46. I sometimes wish it worked
47. I am bipolar
48. I have borderline personality disorder
49. I've tried too many meds to count
50. Anti-psychotics are where I've settled
51. I'm a book addict
52. I've a list of every book I ever read
53. I own most of them
54. My favourite shop is Fat Face
55. I can only afford Primark
56. I've broken two toes and two fingers and numerous ribs
57. I always hated sports day
58. Because I never won
59. Save for the wheelbarrow race, once
60. I hate my boobs
61. I'm not body-confident, at all
62. I don't think I deserve compliments
63. I have only ever had one car
64. But I learnt to drive at 9
65. In a tractor
66. I worked 4 years in a garage
67. None of which I was old enough to drive
68. But I did
69. I passed my theory test with 100%
70. I scraped the practical first time also
71. I love ice cream
72. But have a mortal fear of mushrooms
73. And aubergine
74. And peas
75. I cannot cook
76. I've given up trying
77. I write a poem a day
78. I've written my journal everyday since June
79. My longest run yet
80. I love my iPod Touch
81. I have over 150 DVDs
82. Some are Will's
83. The CDs are mainly mine though
84. I prefer CDs to downloading
85. I am afraid of the dark
86. And things which crawl
87. But not babies
88. I would love a family
89. But worry I'd do it wrong
90. I wake up each morning to check Will is still with me
91. So far he's never not been there
92. This list was easier than I imagined
93. Though mainly drivel I expect *EDIT* This isn't technically about me... so in here I'll stick that I can speak 4 languages competently. Only 2 fluent.
94. You've probably not learnt anything
95. But I have
96. I prefer showers
97. But will bath in darkness only
98. There are no mirrors in my house
99. I can't look in changing room mirrors
100. But I love the reflection in Wills eyes


Rainbow dreams said...

Hey you did it :) Thanks, x
I'll be back to comment later.. am trying to focus on my last essay and my reflections for this course!! will be back soon... my reward for working :)

Jules said...

Looking forward to reading these with a nice glass of white and time after work.


Jules xxx

Rainbow dreams said...

Hi, I never made it - worked far too late! Would love to read some of your poems..if you ever felt you could share them that is..what don't you like about them?
I hated sports day too... don't think I even won the wheelbarrow race!!
on having a family - we all worry we'll do it wrong.. I still think I do every day.. and yet it's the most amazing thing in the world :)
Oh and another thing - you're beautiful...I've seen your photo remember... trust Will's eyes.. changing room mirrors always make us look something we're not!!

Take care,

Rainbow dreams said...

hey and well done on this... I loved reading it :)

Niki said...

Thanks you too... I'm even thinking of writing another. I keep remembering all sorts. Much love xxx

Rainbow dreams said...

don't forget Niki is intuitive and perceptive on it then :) and a talented writer..., x

Jules said...

Really enjoyed getting to know you better through this. Looks like it could be quite therapeutic - I might try it and see what comes out.
I too would love to read your poetry if you ever felt it was right for you to post it.

love Jules xx

Awareness said...

HOW did I miss this?? LOVELY! Wasn't it fun to do and easy too once you get on a roll, eh?

I learned heaps about you....and mostly about how you see yourself.....what matters to you and who matters. it's all good stuff Niki. All good....

I took a course on developing your own portfolio which was a huge experience for was a train the trainer course so I was able to facilitate a few groups of women through the process. The 100 things exercise is a good start to pulling together a very affirming portfolio....with all your certificates, accomplishments, gifts and talents....along with your stunning fromtheheart poetry.

another great exercise? To write about a person who has had a positive impact on you and why.

lovely Niki. I'm glad you're sharing your writing so regularly again.

rachel L said...

This list has beauty. I love your poems. At least the few I have heard. Miss you niki! Lots of Love. Rach x