Hi. I'm Nicole.

January 29, 2019

I also go by Nikki. Currently based in Chicago, I dabble in music and art. The purpose of this website is to thoughtfully document the things I make, do, see, and hear.

This website’s domain name comes from the combination of the acryonym for “No Big Deal” and the initials of my name “N. T. G.” As is, the world we live in is very stressful and anxiety-inducing, but as someone who easily falls into their own head, and often mulls over all of the “what if’s” on both a micro and macro level, I’m particularly predisposed to worry. “NBD, NTG” is a reminder to myself that it ain’t that serious. It is a reminder to leave space for moments of joy, that joy is an act of resistance. (Plus, it’s kind of fun to say, the way the letters roll off the tongue. Go ahead. Say it out loud. N B D N T G.)

I built this website from scratch using Hugo. This website uses the typefaces Buda and Lato from Google Fonts, and icons from Font Awesome. All photos are mine unless otherwise stated.

(The cover photo for this post was taken by J. Wegner in the Province of Bukidnon in Northern Mindinao, Philippines.)