Matthew Nolan

Matthew Nolan

Writer/Poet


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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Graduated from college at the top of his class.
Was encouraged to go forward with academia, but while in school, he'd found his creative side in writing and acting.
Was flooded with job offers after graduation, but as soon as he almost took one, something said, "This is not right."
He wasn't sure what to do elsewise, but the job offers started slipping away the further he got from graduation.
He felt so anxious and out of place, that he became depressed; decided that if he was still in Alabama in a year, he'd kill himself.
Right before that deadline came up, he saved his own life by hopping on a bus and moving to New Orleans.
During that journey and during his time living in poverty in New Orleans, he was constantly writing; his journals became his first book.
He printed up 100 copies and sold them on the street; decided to send one copy to a publisher and they distributed his book nationwide.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Career

Career

Writer/Poet

I'm a poet and writer based in New Orleans.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Art
Writing
Writing
Being Creative
Being Creative

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Other
Other

I started getting really depressed, hitting rock bottom. I had decided that if I was still in Alabama on the 1st, I was going to kill myself. I felt that bad.