My name is Nicola and I am a teenager.
When you think about it, the world is so huge and people ask “What are you going to do?”, as if you can do that much. Know what I mean? It’s hard to think about. I am going to buy a telescope and stare at the sky for hours though. And travel a lot, like to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, wow. And of course, I’ll go to Japan and take photos of all the beautiful sushi.
I love giving to charities too. I love giving my clothes away after I’ve used them, and they’re either too small or too big or too tight or too loose. Sometimes they’re too dull. I like bright colours on clothes. Well it depends on what mood I’m in, but right about now, I like reds and pinks and yellows and oranges - colours of the heart, I guess. What I love even more is buying clothes from charity shops. I make up stories about the people behind the clothes. Who were they? What do they like? Who did they love? Maybe someone will do that when they pick up my clothes. Do you think they’ll work me out?
I always wished I could be a Russian Doll. A red one. With a big pair of bright blue eyes and painted on eyelashes and pink rosy cheeks. Really rosy. And my mouth would be painted on red like a bow. I’d have a flower on my chest - a rose - and two small little hands by my side. And then I could be un wrapped, two, three, four times until I was small. Really small.
My spirit animal is an alligator, my idols are Natasha Khan and David Bowie.
I’ve climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Eiffel tower, fed giraffes, cuddled a baby panda and swam with sharks.