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31/05/2017

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Do you guys have this? An undercurrent of anxiety that seems to be impossible to shift, despite breathing exercises and walks? My anxiety is generally deadline induced, and the only way I can get rid of it is by working on the thing that is due. The only problem was that quite a few things are due right now, so whatever I’m working on isn’t going to alleviate my deadline problem completely. And as soon as I’ve ticked off a deadline, another one will appear… sometimes I think I have an anxiety quota to fill. Anyway, I’ve got this done for the week! Now onto the next thing…

Hey, if you’re in Wellington this Saturday 3 June, I’ll be at the winter zine market, selling a few comics not featured on my blog. You’ll find me between 12 and 5pm at Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street.

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. 31/05/2017 10:32 am

    “An anxiety quota to fill” – yup, sounds about right!

  2. 31/05/2017 10:47 am

    Oh me, pick me! Pick me! Yeah, my anxiety is my constant companion.

  3. melissa permalink
    31/05/2017 10:56 am

    yes i am very familiar!
    you are a very good cartoonist, i almost always relate strongly to your drawings.

  4. 31/05/2017 12:23 pm

    I definitely have the same thing!!! When I was a kid I had a list, with numbers, of my worries. I don’t number them anymore, which I consider progress 😉

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      04/06/2017 7:45 pm

      I was an anxious child too, but I didn’t think to number my worries!

  5. 31/05/2017 2:16 pm

    Always job related for me, and always about 4.00am.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      04/06/2017 7:46 pm

      Ugh. Oh no. Not the 4am worry. This morning my job related worry struck me at 7.30, which I thought was quite considerate of it.

  6. Rachel McAlpine permalink
    31/05/2017 4:20 pm

    Anxiety and I are well acquainted, but a session with a good cognitive therapist licks my so-called “thinking” into shape quick smart.

  7. exkaroriboy permalink
    31/05/2017 6:43 pm

    Go, Sarah! Fear not! You are great!

  8. 31/05/2017 9:51 pm

    You’re a brilliant cartoonist, another great and relatable post!

  9. 31/05/2017 11:45 pm

    This is the background music to everybody’s life, admit it.

  10. 01/06/2017 8:37 am

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  11. 01/06/2017 6:44 pm

    Amazing combo of words and cartoons loved it…

  12. 03/06/2017 3:28 am

    Background anxiety can be a legacy of many kinds of abuse. Then it interacts with current events. But I hope that is not the case, here.

  13. Lenora Phoenix permalink
    04/06/2017 12:04 pm

    It is like you are in my brain.

  14. 01/07/2017 6:53 am

    really relateable!

  15. 01/07/2017 6:54 am

    relatable omg

  16. WallyJay permalink
    11/07/2017 11:01 pm

    I understand what you mean when you say and an undercurrent of anxiety. I always seem to have a constant minimum level that my anxiety is at. Never a breath of freedom. This is how I feel today so I’ve written a blog post about it. Sounds like your going through something similar!

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