This year I’ve started the process of reducing the amount of non-art in my life. I’ve also started to do those things I’d avoided until now.
The first thingis getting my furnace repaired; it caught fire a couple of years ago and I’ve endured some bad winters huddled in one room of my house.
I had avoided fixing things because to do so meant conversations with my ex. That’s it.
On a similar note, I’ve paid for my mental health and physical injuries myself. After watching my dad’s frustration with the VA ( veterans administration), I was loathe to visit them, even though I was medically discharged and had received extensive psychiatric care. I just didn’t want to be deconstructed for a couple of dollars. Plus I was fine, I continually lied to myself.
I started working on the floors upstairs in my house this weekend. I always had a reason to procrastinate. But I’ve decided that my house isa physical manifestation of my mental health and self-esteem. So shit gets fixed.
My art is now on display in my nearby comic store. They framed it and had me sign it, so they must like it…
And I have a few vehicles to get rid of. Maybe I shouldn’t, but honestly I feel that I need to.
I’ve been asked to do the covers for a few indie comics. With pay! So there’s that. I’m feel like I’m starting to get a set of goals. We’ll see.
Last year I lost 60 pounds. This year I’ll settle for 40 more. And the hair.
I still don’t know about the hair.