Hello! I’m Nikki♥
I’m just an average everyday woman trying to find her place in this big ol’ world. I’ve been through many ups and downs, but have managed to keep my head above water. This blog is for inspiration, motivation, and my thoughts about random things. I belive in God and the way the old America was. When we used to say the pledge of allegiance in school, and sing the National Anthem with pride. I like to cook, paint, read, and be with family.
I’m currently struggling with weight loss, have been for almost 5 years now. Was always a very fit individual, but then college, work, and bad eating habits happened. I hope to inspire people who are going through the same things I am. I am open to advice as well!
My name is Nicole, but people call me Nikki. I bet you are wondering where 8a comes from? Well let me explain… Ochoa is my last name, and Ocho is 8… so add an a to the end and you have 8a (Ocho-a) clever huh? But I can’t take all the credit, it’s actually a wine label from Spain. Bodegas Ochoa is a famous winery in Spain, and Adriana Ochoa created her own label 8a. So I kinda use that as my name. After all, we are distant cousins by marriage 😉
I’m almost 30 years old in a few months 12/26, and my goal is to be 40 pounds lighter, and much more healthier. Think I can do it?? You betchya I will!!! I am a native Houstonian, and a country girl to the bone 🙂 I love Texas and everything about country. Houston is the 4th largest city in America, and it’s still country. We were founded by 2 entrepreneurs from New York, the Allen Brothers… look it up! I hate to say it, but we were founded by YANKEES AHHHHHHHH haha! I joke around with people about that all the time. I listen to country music because it is real and they actually sing music that has meaning. Not like the crap on “other” stations.
I am married to a great man, who treats me like a queen! We were married 3/20/10 in Las Vegas at the Little Church of the West. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Had the best time!
Graduated college the same year, 12/17/10, with my BFA…. so not getting good use of that. I wasted my money!! But I did learn a lot. It’s in Interior Architecture. But I will be going back to school to become a LVN soon. Hubs is in school for welding right now… he should finish soon!!
Well you will learn more about me as time goes on…. follow me on pinterest if you have one. I find pretty cool stuff!
Thanks for reading♥