When Isaiah Adams surveys his life, he likes the view.
The 21-year-old's hands bear the marks of his work as a sand blaster at Faber Toolboxes in Narrabri.
It's hard work, but he doesn't seem to mind that.
Waiting for him at home, at the end of the day, is his partner Telisha Hilderson and their two-year-old son Tyrell.
It is a healthy work-home environment that is augmented by rugby league and will soon include another child: Telisha is pregnant with a boy.
"Loving it," Adams said of life.
The pocket rocket - whose rugby league progression saw him move from the wing to five-eighth at Narrabri in 2019 - is a former ball boy who grew up to play first grade for his hometown team.
He is excited by the prospect of his sons watching his rugby league career.
Adams spoke to the Leader after his Carey's Freight Lines advanced to the final of the Wests Entertainment Group 9s at Scully Park on Saturday night with a 32-18 defeat of Shay Brennan Construction.
Marius Street Family Dental then beat the previously undefeated CFL 22-15 in the final.
Adams, born and bred in Narrabri, advanced straight to first grade when he graduated from under-18s.
He described playing top grade for his beloved Blues as "unbelievable" and something that "means a lot" to him.
"I didn't know I'd be up there at that level playing," he said.
The Narrabri High graduate "loves" playing five-eighth and named former Blues captain Brenton Cochrane - who was also his Carey's Freight Lines skipper - as a "big influence" on him as a player.