We had the good fortune of connecting with Nick Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nick, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Balance has become more and more important in my life/career as time has gone on. When your creative expression and career are one in the same, its easy to let that balance slip. I’ve had a few experiences that have forced me to ask myself some difficult questions, and examine how I was prioritizing the important things in my life. Since then I’ve been very conscious of that balance, and it’s helped every aspect of my life in so many ways.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I like to think I am where I am professionally because of persistence, and taking a big picture approach to my career in general. Nothing is without its challenges and contrast, and I have done my best to learn from those challenges and use them as sign posts pointing me to a better place. Over the last few years I have pushed myself to learn as much as possible, and explore new creative spaces and ways of expressing myself. Finding my voice is something that has taken time, and its insanely satisfying to create from a place that continually feels more genuine and true to who I am.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When friends and family visit from out of town, it’s a healthy mix of beaches and tacos. I love being by the coast and having grown up in San Diego, I adore Mexican food. Outside of that I would definitely have to show them my favorite spots in Silverlake and grab some Thai food from Pailin in Hollywood.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My girlfriend Lindsey was the person who believed in me and pushed me to pursue my passion, and take that initial leap into the unknown. I’m beyond grateful for her!
Kristina Dawn Lindsey Rivera