Progress…

The last two weeks have been rough, and I’ve done a lot of thinking.

First of all, thank you to everyone who said something or sent me an email. Your advice did not go unheeded.

I needed to calm the fuck down, and right now I think for the most part, I have.

I listed out my issues and ordered them according to priority.

The ones I can deal with, I’m in the process of dealing with and the ones that I can’t at the mo, I’m shelving till later.

Psychologist / Psychiatrist / Depression

I spoke to a friend and he knows a guy who knows about a dude that he heard about from another dude.

Living Situation

I’ll grit my teeth and bear it. It’s not life or death. It’s pretty depressing but I’ll live.

Work

I spoke to my bosses and explained some of my problems to them and we’ve come to an arrangement that I can cope with.

Situation with my Mother

Shelved for later / working on it

Body Issues

I made an eating plan and an exercise plan and I have stuck to it for three days now. So far so good.

Health

Feeling much better. Been on the new meds for my GERD for almost a week now. My barium swallows were normal and I have to have an endoscopy done tomorrow. The doctors are going to put a tube with a camera down my throat. Should be fun.

Money

Talked to my Grandmother. She says if doing a graphic novel is really my dream then she’ll support that and I have to do it. She’s giving me the money I need to get started which I’m incredibly grateful for because she doesn’t have to give me and she’s a little old lady trying to enjoy her retirement and a lot of people think art is frivolous so I was really really floored.

There are a number of other things that I can’t deal with immediately so I’ve put them aside for now but these are the main ones.

Also I think being in the house most of the time was really getting to me and making me even more depressed and I couldn’t get anything done so yesterday I just went to Salamander and got a lot of work done.

 I’m pretty happy with the amount I drew while I was there although I ran into both of my bosses but we turned it into a pleasant semi-work/semi-casual meeting.

I also ran into a group of Japanese women who were happily gossiping about Nigeria until I said “Ano… sumimasen” (Erm, excuse me) to them and they jumped back in horror. ^_^

I’m feeling a lot better and trying to sort myself out. Thank you so much for being supportive and kind.



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  1. Daisy

    Good to know you are doing well. I stumbled on your blog recently and I love your artwork! Lol @ the Japanese women, I would pay to see the expression on their faces!

    Are you in Lagos? I need more cool artsy friends 🙂

  2. gazelledusahara

    happy to know that you are doing and feeling better… I hope it lasts and that the novel is successful, it really is an awesome project.

    Kudos to your grandmother for being willing to support you 🙂

  3. Jemima

    Hey just going through your blog,i love the honesty with which you write, and i think its awesome that you draw so amazingly, serously i am in awe of artistic people, as i can’t draw to save my life ..there is so much happening in your life right now, but just hang in there, it really will make you stronger if it doesnt kill you…its not a cliche ..it’s true.. i have been there ..


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