I don't know how many times i've written the words, i'm baaack! Since starting Wishcandy in 2006/7, but especially since I started struggling with physical chronic illnesses. Day in and day out my mind has been on art and survival.
The biggest lessons I learned were to listen to my body, it's telling a story. To keep fighting, forging forward, looking for solutions. Only time i didn't listen to myself, I played myself.
The past 13 months have been full of the most joy and horror i've ever known. But happy something has shifted within myself, and i'm fighting harder to make things happen. Making art in 20-30 minute increments and moving forward.
I'm not giving up. I just need way more help and community now. I'm here to stay, and i'll be sure to ask for the help when i need it. (Writing that to stay accountable lol). Refusing to ask for help, when you need it, will kill you. Hopefully you get the help you need.