Writer Spotlight: Nicole

Hey Healthy is Hot family! It’s Nicole here! Before I get into a little bit about myself, I want to tell you about my Healthy is Hot journey. It all started in August of 2017. I have looked up to her as my journalism role model for years and when I saw on her Instagram that she was calling out for writers for her brand/website Healthy is Hot, I knew I wanted to try to get involved. I emailed Chloe and she immediately told me I could send a sample piece any time I was ready! I decided that I was going to send her something after my birthday trip to Las Vegas. Unfortunately, I was there when the mass shooting occurred, and when I got back home, I knew I needed time to heal. I wrote to Chloe, telling her my situation, and she told me to take all the time I needed to send a submission. I’ve always valued her approach to mental health. By the time I got around to writing about my experience in Vegas a few months later, Chloe was reinventing the website and told me to hold off on my submissions until the site was ready! Fast forward to March 2018, I get an email telling me Healthy is Hot is ready and looking for writers. I jumped at the opportunity and have been here ever since.

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Now back to the “talking about myself stuff.” I’m a 22-year-old who loves everything social media, fitness,  and living your most authentic self! I’ve been working as a social media coordinator at Discovery Canada for over a year now. I have a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Durham College. I always knew I wanted to be a journalist because writing has always been a major part of my life. Ever since I can remember, I’ve watched the six o’clock news with my parents every night!

Hearing Chloe talk about HIH and learning what it stands for has really motivated me to get those Healthy is Hot moments in whenever I can. My favourite ways to my HIH moments in include Pilates, Jillian Michael’s 30 day Shred program, and taking long walks on my lunch break.

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When I’m not working, I love spending time with my dog Bella and my boyfriend’s dog Jax, trying new restaurants with my best friend Sarah, and spending as much time as possible outdoors!  After today, you can find more on my Instagram @nicoleisshort!

Head on over to @healthyishott’s Instagram story to check out how I get ready for my Jillian Michael’s Shred class at my gym!