You’ll Never Believe What This High School Student is Doing!


I was in high school in the 80’s and all I cared about was big hair, Flashdance inspired off-the-shoulder sweat shirts, keeping my weight down enough so I could squeeze into my size 13 Guess jeans and going to the mall with my friends. I wasn’t a bad kid, but I didn’t have direction for my life at that age. I wasn’t even thinking about the future.

Not so for high school student Nicole Chamberlin who writes the blog Health Advocation I liked this fitness, health and nutrition blog when I came across it, but I was blown away when I found out it was written by a teenager. Wondering what inspired Nicole to spend time writing a blog instead of doing the slacker stuff that I did at her age, I read about her AHA! moment.

Nicole apparently had a sleepless night where she ruminated about her future and decided that, despite her parent’s urging; she didn’t want to work at a job she hated just for the money. This was her early wake up call, her coming of age discovery, her AHA! No, she would follow her passion. She would become a health coach and do what she loved.   

She may not be getting paid for it yet, but in my mind Nicole already is a health, and perhaps life, coach. Her blog certainly gave me some life coaching anyway. She’s reminded me not to settle in my career or in my life, to follow my passion and to do what I love. Yes, we need money to live, but this too follows passion.

This post is for you Nicole – you go girl! And hey, if “you go girl” is out of fashion, you have to remember that I was a teenager when wearing pink leg warmers was cool.



About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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6 Responses to You’ll Never Believe What This High School Student is Doing!

  1. What a great story of a remarkable young woman. Thank you for sharing, and good luck to Nicole pursuing her life’s ambitions.

  2. Thanks for your comment! Nicole really is remarkable and I have no doubt that she will go far.

  3. health advocation says:

    Hi Celeste, I feel overjoyed and honored to be talked about on someone’s blog. It feels incredible to have such support from other bloggers. If you want an insight of what my career path looks like at the moment, I have recently been honored for direct admit into the Kelly School of Business, with a degree in marketing and hopefully entrepreneurship. At Indiana university I also plan on studying everything health and nutrition possible for my electives to obtain a minor in nutrition 🙂 I hope to obtain the skills needed to start my own career in the health field while promoting a healthy lifestyle and products. After reaching those goals, I will hopefully be teaching fitness classes to de-stress and have fun with what I love to do!
    Thank you again for having faith in my goals, and I look forward to staying in touch with such a kindhearted person like yourself. Have a great day. 🙂

  4. health advocation says:

    –>in kelley at indiana university, I hope to study to earn a degree in marketing and hopefully entrepreneurship** sorry if that quick note to you is confusing, I’ll always be welcome to clarify for you if you want to know more!

  5. Hi Nicole! Wow, it sounds like you are well on your way girl! Congrats on being honored for direct admit into the Kelly School of Business. I wrote about you because you really inspired me and reminded me of some things that I needed to be reminded about. I definitely want to stay in touch with you. And please, if there is anything I can do to support you, let me know!

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