27 years old
Nicholas, who also goes
by Nick was born in Manchester, New
Hamsphire, and is currently
residing in Boston, Massachusetts. Nick’s
reminded me of my sisters.
Curious and always
thinking, innovative and
compassionate. He shows
gratitude in any given
situation, which in
regards to this year, is
probably one of his most
inpsiring values as both
a friend and a person.
Below is his response -
“That is quite the heavy question.. I guess one thing for me is I’ve learned
to appreciate the small things a lot more. I am much more grateful for small
reality-based moments. I’ve deleted all my social media, so I’m totally off
the grid which I think is strange to do within the world we live in because
everything is all digital but I found that it wasn’t the right escape for me and
I needed more reality-based moments. In general I am much more appreciative for
smaller, more real world interactions, whether thats bumping into somebody at
the grocery store with your cart -- which is a whole new experience now, rather
than just a quick “oh I’m sorry” and moving on, it’s just a different interaction
between the two. When I am able to see my friends or family, that time spent, for
me, is much more elevated -- it means alot more. I think moving forward I will try
to stay in that notion and not take these everyday little moments for granted.
I think in general, I’m quite used to spending my time alone -- I need that time.
I need that energy because I do tend to get burnt out when I am socially around
other people. So in that sense, it hasn’t been as hard. I’ve been calling and
chatting my friends alot more that don’t live in Boston and seeing my family.
Zooming much more often -- especially the big family zoom sessions. I’ve also
just started doing more things outside; running, going to the beach, playing
golf, basically all these outdoor friendly activities. I’ve done much more since
*Nick took his own self portrait. December 2020.