What tricks do you use when you have a chronic cough that won’t go away? I’m talking week 4 of constant coughing to the point where I vomit from the force. I’m talking week 44 of not having any health insurance. I have not had a breath I didn’t need to think about in a month. I am going crazy from it. Any sort of remedy, I’m willing to try. I just need some relief. And tumblr has a solution for everything, right?
Edit: I mentioned lack of health insurance for a reason, folks. I can’t afford a doctor’s visit without it, so “Just go to the doctor” isn’t an actual solution, okay?
Are you making those shirts?
Yup! Bear with me. It takes time to put this together and also I just got back from a 12 day tour so I need to pass out for a while and when I wake up, I’ll put this together.
So, I’ve mostly been off the internet for the past week, aside from a few moments of downtime that overlapped with the few moments of wifi. I’ve felt very relaxed, optimistic about life, energy renewed, excited about my work in a way I haven’t been for a while.
And then I get on tumblr. And I’m immediately stressed out. It’s not so much that tumblr pisses me off. I’ve taken to unfollowing blogs that make me angry because I got tired of my voluntary escapist web hangout being a frothing pit of turmoil.
I’m stressed out because there are so many cool artists doing so many cool things that I want to do but can’t because there’s only a finite time I’ll be alive. Awesome projects I wish I was a part of, inspirational ideas. I want to do it all but I can’t, and knowing this paralyzes me to the point where it’s difficult to do *anything*. So work that I *could* do in my finite life goes undone because I’ve worked myself into a state of frenzied distress at all the projects I won’t do.
I know this is ridiculous.
I have been drawing about five pages of comics a day while on the road. On top of performing a 2+ hour show every night (and that doesn’t include the hours of prep and dismantling.) I’ve filled half of a brand new sketch book already. I want to keep this momentum going when I get home. Forget about all the things I’m not doing and focus on what I am.
Had to do makeup on the bus again. Watching those Iowa fields go by. See you soon, Ames. #tourlife