I'm Nicole, an ordinary 20-something living in the Chicago area.
After bouncing around in my head as a nameless idea for years, explosive bagel began June 2015. It's my place to share a lot of different things with other people of the Internet. My goal is to create writing that's impactful in some way, whether it be relatable, comforting, inspiring, entertaining, or all of the above. I live life and I write words. It's a blog about being human.

I write because I enjoy it. I blog because I want it to matter.

If you're interested in connecting with me, learn more here. I'd love to be your friend.