My name is Nick Christian. I’m 30 and just starting to figure out what I want to do with my life: I want to teach. And write. And coach football. And maybe do a little journalist work. And make movies.
… I guess I still have some things to figure out.
Well, that’s something I wrote four years ago. Time. Flies.
For those of you who are not math majors, I am now 34, have been teaching for four years and am in my first year not coaching football (and may be going insane in the process). I’m taking a new look at writing. I’ve been slacking for about three years. I was always a blogger who was hot and cold, but I have been nearly frozen for too long. It’s time to write. It’s time to talk. It’s time to …
Well, it’s time for something new by looking at something old. I wrote a post earlier today, scheduled one for tomorrow, and for the first time in a long time, feel optimistic about being consistent (Cut to…). Nevertheless, I look forward to getting back in the habit with all of you once more.
Well, what can you know about me? I’ve got a couple of degrees (finally). At the beginning of 2017 I received my M.A. in Creative Writing and English with a screenwriting concentration from Southern New Hampshire University, the same school I got my B.A. at in 2015. During my M.A. time I was accepted into the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, which I’m still kind of stoked about.
Now, what can you expect from this blog? A whole mess of things really. I used to write a lot of poetry (That’ll probably happen more during NaPoWriMo seasons), I love sports – New England is title town, I occasionally find myself doing a movie/tv review, and lately I find myself trying to focus on screenwriting.
I love writing. I actually went to college for a business degree, but that got old quick. Writing has always been the perfect outlet for me to say what I think, feel what I feel and figure out what I need to figure out. Hopefully I can make a career out of it.
Speaking of which, I need to figure out a career. Journalism seems like an easy option. But working in publishing is something that has intrigued me more and more recently. I could also see myself being happy working in some sort of social media marketing capacity, that could be fun. Plus there is always the dream of being a screenwriter. In all honesty, I just want to find a project I can feel passionate about.
There also may be the random photo gallery or two. Sometimes I love leaving early in the morning and documenting my day in photos.
Hmm, what else? Sometimes I delight in old literature. I love the Elizabethan period (namely Shakespeare), the British Romantic era (Wordsworth, Keats, Byron), and pretty much anything from 1920-1950. The sixties were also pretty cool. Let’s just say I like books.
I have a couple of Social Media projects and profiles:
There is Remembering Homicide Victims. A project I have worked on for more than three years now (wow, time does fly). Check it out.
Then there is the Facebook page for this little blog of mine.
And of course there is Twitter;
I also have a Tumblr, but that just posts whatever I do on here.
This feels like a natural ending point for the time being. Please, stop by and say hi. Leave a link to your blog!
I have always liked your blog so I hope you don’t mind that I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Awards. Jenni
Of course not. Thanks Jenni!
I love your blog, it’s very creative. Thanks for following mine at A mom’s blog. All the best, Zainab
Thanks! I like your blog as well!
what a cool about page. and just so you know – I took about a decade to complete my undergrad too. but from what I have seen – those who finish on time (like in 4 – or even 3 years) well they are not all that much better off in the long run. In fact, some end up having bigger mid-life struggles- really! I think that when people have to “churn out” things – like the undergrad degree – and when they take breaks and get to experience a bunch – well it pays off with more satiation in 30s and 40s (and on -)
of course it still depends on the person – because some folks will just flounder forever, or party hard forever because they still can’t meet needs –
but others grow – and then they can “drop their anchor with contentment” because they were on the ten year plan.
as you know, there is much value to learning – and hey, many of us had to get the partying out of our system – which also helps our perspective too! 🙂 ~y.
Thanks! And I think so as well. I don’t have to have some existential mid-life crisis because I’ve already had it (lol). Above anything I want my life to be full of great stories and for where I go to have meaning. When I get that stupid piece of paper in December it will mean something. That makes me happy.
well you are darn right it will mean something – a whole lot! and congrats – well actually hopefully I will be around following your blog each week – so I can hear the news for myself. Although right now my blogging goal is to go to July – because that is when I started “regularly” on WP and after the one year mark I am switching gears. anyhow, I am going to have my teen sons read what you wrote too – they sorta know the importance of the degree – but your take will enrich them.
lastly – have you thought about teaching lit at the high school level – and doing coaching with it?
That’s definitely a route I’ve thought more about lately. I really enjoy coaching football and I think I could be happy doing that. But there is a part of me that is vehemently a writer: whether that be journalism, fiction, poetry, or some sort of playwriting/screenwriting. If I can get paid to write I will definitely go that route.
And I look forward to seeing your blogging journey. I’ve really only been doing this consistently since the start of the year but I’ve had this blog for a little while. Finding a direction for it took a little while but I like what I am doing now.
cool! and thanks for taking the time to reply. 🙂
Hey! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award…check out http://kitchensmitten.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/the-versatile-blogger-award/ for futher details! 🙂
Thanks, I’ll check it out!
Hey Nick – I know I did not have to reciprocate an award, but I made you a custom little cheesy award for you – hope you do not mind but I used your Inside the beer glass photo to customize a “diverse blogger” award – similar to versatile – but a bit different – and you really are diverse….
scroll to number 5!!
Thanks, I’ll check it out.
I am glad to explore your blog, it is interesting and i decided to stay around to learn more about you and your work.
May Allah bless you and your loved ones ,ameen
you are welcome.
Congratulations on your upcoming degree. I hope you find your heart’s desire. 🙂 Life is never fixed…it is changing a moving, and we along with it. Ride with it.
Thanks! I’m close to it. December is coming quicker then ever.
I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. http://dazzlingwhimsy.com/2014/07/03/feeling-humbled-and-awed/ All the details are at that link and the why you were nominated as well. Kate
Thanks Kate! I’ll check it out.
Traced you with a pingback. You have an interesting blog here Nick! I will keep visiting.
Thanks! Glad to have ya!
Nick Christian, you have a wonderful site and I will follow your writers journey. Although much older enjoying retirement, I’m following my writer’s journey.