Yesterday someone showed me a drawing I drew back in 2007. It had been ages since I’d last seen it. It was of a nervous girl sitting on a chair, clutching her portfolio, waiting for her first career interview.
I looked at it with new eyes. Thinking about all the nice things and less nice things that have happened since I drew that picture.
I decided to redraw it and really remember feeling those feelings I had back then while sitting in the waiting room of a design office.
I’m sure everybody’s been through it at some point. Feeling so blue, anxiously wondering if you’ll be good enough.
Just keep going.
worrying constantly that youre a disappointment to everyone you care about (ʘ‿ʘ )
Friends who trivialize your mental illness are not friends
Friends who don’t attempt to understand your mental illness are not friends
Friends who shame you for your mental illness are not friends
Shit, I am.
For one of my friends. Thanks for guiding me outside my room.
Apologies for the terrible image quality - I’m lacking scanner access at the minute so I had to take these photos on my phone
I was reading hyperbole and a half’s blog entry explaining their experience of depression and decided to make another sketchy comic based on my experiences with anxiety, which is another mental illness I think people tend to misunderstand quite frequently
Hopefully this will be of use to some people - whether they suffer from anxiety themselves or if they just want to know more about it
"The starting point of designing ‘HUHU’ is for encouraging people to get emotional compensation by using the object. Many people have their unconscious / fidgeting behaviour including chewing nails, shaking legs so on. ‘HUHU’ try to help people to be relaxed by pulling out strings from the inner surface of the cushion to play with them. The end results of unconscious behaviour make ‘HUHU’ beautiful. The name & metaphor ‘HUHU’ comes from the moment of people deep breathing when they relax."