After I quit my horrible job, which I’ll go on about in a later post, I was not sure what I was going to do. I knew I needed some healing time but then what?
The healing time took a little longer than expected. Turns out adjusting medication is both trial/error and a lengthy process. I had not counted on the first (or second) round of drugs not helping or even making matters much worse! Now I am medicated to what I would call a 6 out of 10 but that is far better than -5million out of ten, which is where we started.
Once I was free from the shackles of a soul sucking job and medicated, I decided to try everything I would even be remotely interested in. Thanks to an angel investor and good money management, I had the opportunity to help on a movie set, start two businesses, make comics, do graphic arts, make logos, build websites, do some mild programing, research, and really stop an think.
I have not stopped and really thought about my life, my place in the world, and my role as a community member in a long time. I mean a really long time, like 30 years. This is the most important thing I have done to help myself grow as an adult. I think we forget as we grow up that we are still growing. We get to a point with married, kids, career, and think we are all grown up. Wrong. Very wrong. We are children until we die. Every day we grow and learn new things but as adults, we don’t always handle it so well.
I know that of the things I have tried that cartooning and art are my two favorites. I should have been doing them from the get-go. Can I parley them into a job? Can I work from home and for myself? More thinking ahead.