Welcome to the First No Negations Blog written by Mattison Nickerson!
Hello No Negations Fam!!! I am so excited to be a part of this group and hope that y’all will enjoy the content I am about to give to you! I just want to take a quick sec to thank Ayla and Darrell for allowing me this platform to share my journey, thoughts and opinions with you guys. Let me do a little bit of introducing myself so we are not strangers! My name is Mattison Nickerson, and Ayla and I go wayyyyy back. We met each other back in 4thgrade when I moved to the little town of St. Clairsville, OH. Although, Ayla and I didn’t become super close friends until I would say high school cheerleading. We cheered together in middle school, became close in high school, and now she just got to stand next to me in my wedding!! I remember meeting Darrell for the first time. I’m pretty sure we actually chatted for the first time over FaceTime, but I instantly liked him, especially for Ayla! I have always been the momma bear of our friend group, so I always like to throw a little intimidation their way, so they know I mean business. I probably introduced myself and then went on to say something along the lines of “break her heart and I’ll break your face!” I am by no means a violent person, but if you mess with my friends, it’s on!!!! Darrell is super sweet though! I mean after that comment, he’s still allowing me to be a part of this awesome community!
I can’t tell you guys how excited I am to get this blog going. This has always been a dream of mine and I figured, if not now, then when? I currently work in the hospitality industry, which I am sure I will share a lot of lessons learned from that with you all, but blogging and sharing experiences, which will hopefully help people in one way or another, has always been a goal of mine and will hopefully become a passion! With that being said, I need your help! What are things you want me to talk about? Get personal! Give me your feedback, trust me I work with the public, so I have some pretty thick skin! I want this to be awesome for all parties involved so don’t be afraid to ask questions or give me your opinion on whether or not I just rocked your world or made you want to throw your computer out the window! Thank y’all so much for allowing me to be part of your tribe and I cannot wait to see what the future will hold for this!