I consider 2018 my year of transition. Many changes and a lot of traveling. Life simply slowed down and became easier for me. There were many things that I spent years working towards, that I finally accomplished. Many battles that I fought from years prior that just aren’t there anymore. It’s looking like we won.
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Hiking and Camping
I went on a couple hiking and camping trips this year. Hoping for many more next year.
I started a new job, where I help seasonal and migrant farm workers. An office job, with great benefits, great schedule, and an opportunity to make an impact in my community.
Along with my new job, came a handful of conferences:
The traveling part of the job, locally and out of town, was one of the big reasons I accepted the job offer. It’s been nice seeing so many new places.
Played a lot of basketball this year, keeping my health and weight where I feel comfortable. Still looking to get even better at exercising, weight training, and basketball. I still see room to grow here.
Turned 32, and wrote about it. Midway into the year, I was able to reflect on certain areas of my life.
I created many videos this year, and I see them becoming even more important for me going forward.
For My Brother
Along with creating videos, I made a little series for my brother, Brayden, to have fun with too. He uses the GoPro for the day, then I edit it after.
Started leading a small group again with Creative Minds. I wrote about the importance of community. I’ve had an event for September, October, November, and December this year. The plan is to keep going every month now. Every last Friday of every month.
I made a little album at the end of the year. 6 songs.
Invisible Man is about avoiding the noise. It’s about finding a way to make an impact without being in the public eye. Using talents to maneuver through the background of a damaged society. I look around and see the same things from everyone: the way we interact online, the way we deal with controversial topics, the way our attention span prevents us from thinking deeper. Everything is on the surface. This is me taking a step back and finding a different route.
Another year of Cross Church. More on that next month, as it’ll mark my fourth year going there. (Here’s where I wrote about year two and three.)
I moved from Thibodaux back to Houma, and downsized from an apartment to a room. It currently fits my lifestyle way more now. I’ll write more on this next month.
I found someone, and she found me at the same time. A girl from church. We started dating, and we fit into each other’s busy lives with hardly any effort. I’m used to relationships feeling like a job. This one feels like a vacation.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. —Neil Gaiman
I hope you had a year of growth. I hope you found peace. I hope you became thankful for things you overlooked. I hope you’re exactly where you want to be. And if not, here’s 2019. A chance to try again.
My advice, look at every aspect of your life with laser focus. Every possession, every person, every good thing, every bad thing. Write it all down in list form if you have to. Find clarity in everything that makes you, you. Then reflect on who you want to be, or where you want to be in your life a year from now. Don’t just go through the motions of another year. It takes a daily effort, or to put it better, that list you made is your map, so follow that map and that list, and let it lead you to the best version of yourself.
Happy New Year.
I'm Nash. I create things.
March 22, 2019
Be the light.
Shut Up and Be Grateful
March 15, 2019
March 12, 2019
The Story Behind MACV-1 - Jungle Rucking Boot
MACV-1: 4+ Years in the Making
March 11, 2019
A simple way to ensure you are focused on what matters
March 9, 2019
March 8, 2019
March 7, 2019
March 6, 2019
March 5, 2019
March 2, 2019
March 1, 2019
How Ninja makes $500,000 per month playing Fortnite
January 30, 2019
Sketchnote Mini Workshop
January 29, 2019
Phantom: The NBA in Slow Motion
Cross Church Notes: Keep The Change (01/27/19)
When The Heart’s Involved
Four Years at Cross Church
Harden Drops 61 In Madison Square Garden
Boogie - Everything’s For Sale (Short Film)
American Gods - Season 2 (Trailer)
Insurance market for football evaporating, causing major threat for NFL, Pop Warner, colleges
Cross Church Notes: Keep The Change (01/20/19)
Future - Jumpin on a Jet
The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time. - Mary Oliver
The Murlocs - Comfort Zone
High Flying Bird (Netflix Trailer)
Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world. - Susan Sontag
Steve Carell to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on Trump’s ‘Space Force’
Modern Japanese house with courtyard wins at indoor-outdoor living
Luka Doncic Highlights
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Teaser Trailer)
Game of Thrones - Season 8: Crypts of Winterfell (Teaser Trailer)
Cross Church Notes: Keep The Change (01/13/19)
Apple architect picks a small prefab to savor CA countryside
IO (Netflix Trailer)
Velvet Buzzsaw (Netflix Trailer)
IMDb has launched an ad-supported movie streaming service
Boogie - Silent Ride (Official Music Video)
January 10, 2019
The more you appreciate simplicity, the more profound your understanding becomes. - Chogyam Trungpa
Shutter Island — Notice The Details
Cross Church Notes: Keep The Change (01/06/19)
James Harden Epic Scoring Run: 452 Points In 11 Games
Top 10 Nintendo Switch Indie Games You Should Own
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth
Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap feat. Stacy Barthe [Official Video]
For My Brother: 005 - Christmas Morning
Childish Gambino - Storytelling Through Hip-Hop
Iteration and Haptic Feedback
Trying to Conceive, by Chelsea Breaux
Frank Ocean - Godspeed (DVSN Remix)
About the iPhone 7 Design
Apple in Talks to Acquire Luxury Carmaker and Formula One Team McLaren
Kottke.org’s New Site Design (and the importance of launching things unfinished)
Just write and publish
iPhone is the new Film
iPhone 7 Render: Space Black Edition
iPhone 7: Day 1 (Photoblog)
What to expect from next week’s iPhone 7
Rounders: A Netflix Review
I didn’t watch either of the two Saints games, and that’s ok
The iPhone 7 completely demolishes Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test
MKBHD: iPhone 7’s performance and camera
Dear Casey (Introduction to the iPhone)
Neil Cybart on AirPods
Inside an AirPod
iPhone 7 Ad
Skiler’s leaving for the Army: a photoblog of us saying goodbye
Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7 | TechCrunch
Pace, Rhythm, and Blogging
iPhone 7 At The US Open
The Power of Creation, by Ashley Cox Samanie
iPhone 7 Plus Photos from the Titans-Vikings Game
Propaganda Smoke Screen
‘If you think Apple Watch is a flop you are a moron.’
Carol: how my grandma impacted my life
Apple is trying to turn the iPhone into a DSLR using artificial intelligence
Introducing iPhone 7
Don’t Blink: a two minute video, quickly showing everything Apple announced today
Galaxy Note 7 Exploding Battery Issue Gifts Samsung’s Victory To Apple’s New iPhone 7
Dear Younger Me
Making the Climb: a guest post by Gilbert Marcel
Kanye Deconstructed: the human voice as the ultimate instrument
Phones are exploding, and nobody cares
Isaiah Rashad - Wat’s Wrong ft Zacari & Kendrick Lamar
Writing, Archives, Friends
NBA 2K17 Gameplay Blog with Gameplay Director, Mike Wang
Creative Minds: Small Group
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Three things I’m thankful for each day. Can’t be used twice.
March 24, 2019
- My conversation with Chase last night
- The peace that I have this morning
- My new office space to create
March 23, 2019
- My iPhone camera
- My SOAP guide to read/study the Bible
- My little brother’s birthday party today
March 22, 2019
- My Bible
- My friend Brittney’s wisdom and help
- Last night’s Bible Study Small Group
March 21, 2019
- Last night’s worship team at Vision Christian Center in Bourg. It was intense.
- Last night’s full moon
- Hanging out with Krista at the park under the moon, performing her acoustic songs
March 20, 2019
- My godchild, Sariyah
- The film crew from yesterday
- My GR1 backpack
March 19, 2019
- My ability to play basketball
- My iPad Pro
- Ulysses, my writing app
March 18, 2019
- The marina park on the side of my house
- The fan next to my bed
- The amount of water I get to drink
March 17, 2019
- My mom
- Mrs. Heather
- My creativity
March 16, 2019
- My sister, Skiler
- My sister, Nevaeh
- My brother, Brayden
March 15, 2019
- My house
- My blog
- My brother, Nick
March 14, 2019
- My job
- My car
- My church