Matthew Nolan

Matthew Nolan

Writer / Poet

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By Roadtrip Nation

Matthew Nolan


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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High School


Writer / Poet

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative


Challenges I Overcame


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