The Hatter, later known as the Mad Hatter, is a whimsical character of questionable intent. He’s vocal, obnoxious, and at times downright rude. There is no doubt that he must have been based on a distant relative of mine whose gift for rhetoric and debate was successfully passed down from generation to generation. I intend to make my Great Uncle proud and use this forum to continue his pursuit of murdering time.
My name is Nick Andrews and I’m an aspiring author. I’ve been involved in the business side of life since college – finance and insurance – but have always felt the creative side waiting for its moment. In fact, there have been times, weekends or even as short as a night after work, where I seem to try to satiate my creative voice by completely immersing myself in some form of creative art. I have my strongest base in poetry and painting, but I have no fear in trying new forms. I took several creative writing classes in college and a few visual arts classes during my early 20’s.
As for my work life, I do believe that my creativity has helped me in problem-solving and in looking outside the box (yes, I can’t stand that phrase but nothing else came to mind). I earned an MBA from a top 50 school and work for a Fortune 100 company where I’ve been very successful. Unfortunately, as success increased so did the amount of time I was working.
In other words, I’m the embodiment of a battle between Wall Street and the Arts. As The Hatter in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is stuck at 6:00 forever, so has my creativity been stuck – put off until another time, which likely wouldn’t have ever come. By becoming The Hatter and beginning this blog, I look forward to releasing some of my creative spirit.
You can find also find me on the Yahoo Contributor Network at Nick Andrews.
And so I leave you with The Hatter’s unanswered riddle, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”