I am going to take a few weeks off from making comic strips in order to work on the next chapter of Angel Messages of Light comic book. I have had to put the second book on hold in order to work on the strips and I really want to get another big project finished all the way.
Book one will be available on the Comixology app and website on December 9th after 10 am EST. I will post a link that day. I can’t wait for more people to read and enjoy my first comic book.
I have signed up for Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine’s Angel card and tarot video course on Hayhouse.com. They were running a special month to month offer and it just happened to show up on the day I received money. A fortuitous event for sure.
I have been contemplating going back to art school to finish off a BFA or AA in illustration. I am not sure whether it is a good idea or not, but it would be nice to have that degree. I guess if it happens, it will be in the spring semester, unless some miraculous amount of money falls into my possession. I don’t really look forward to more debt for school, but the idea keeps popping up in my brain to finish what I started and to be able to say I have a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts).
I should have some more debt paid off by the end of 2016; maybe earlier if I am lucky. I had bad credit card debt for a long time. I ran up 3 cards to full and I was having trouble paying them all off without using them so I signed up for a plan where I could pay in full in a couple of years. I was happy to pay without access to the cards in order to get rid of that awful debt. It has been about a year of paying so far, so it should at least be considerably less in another year.
Not being able to use credit cards for so long has been difficult and daunting and all sorts of troubling, but having no debt seems a worthy pursuit. I have had to struggle along without enough for the essentials and I look forward to being able to make some more money.
There are a lot of things I need to get and take part in in order to feel complete, but I have made huge amounts of progress in the past three or four years. I have cleaned out so much junk and useless things in my possession and it keeps going. I have been able to paint most of my bedroom, and studio (I still have NOT finished painting everything) and make some repairs to the house (I STILL have a leaky roof and various problems with the house).
It is slow going to try and pick up the pieces from a setback due to illness and troublesome people. I have made mistakes in the past that I would love to never have made and I guess it set me on my spiritual path, these mistakes. I feel like I was always truly spiritual but I fought against it and forgot about it and ignored it and all sorts of mistaken things.
The house is getting better and better every day it seems. I have had more energy here and there- enough to do some big changes in the home. I finally have a full room all to myself and a closet where I can hang clothes in. Plus a working studio (leaky roof aside).
The basement has made a significant amount of progress and I finally got some mold killer that I sprayed down there (I need to get some more). There is progress every day and I enjoy that.
I’ve been trying to eat healthier and these meal delivery services that have been popular (?) have been really handy. You get ingredients and recipes for quality meals delivered to your door when you order. I have tried three different sites and they all have some great meals. I think my favorite is Blue Apron. Plated is another good one that I have just received shipment from yesterday (I had a good squash and apple soup). Hello Fresh is good as well.
I am trying all sorts of new things that I never knew existed. I was not a good cook for so long and the extent of my cooking was pressing a few buttons on a microwave or boiling some water. These kits have been amazing at improving my cooking skills. I shock myself and say- “I made that! At some point I may even be able to come up with my own recipes, but I think I need more experience first.
Life is starting to make sense to me and daily meditation has worked wonders on my mental health. I feel like I am in recovery and that is a great thing. I still have my tough days and there is still a fog of medication to work through and this or that fear or worry, but I am making progress.
My sister is pregnant! I will be an uncle in about 7 months. That was a bit of a surprise for me, but it sounds really cool to be able to call myself an uncle. I hope the baby and my sister will have wonderful times together.
There is so much that is happening that is good and I am not used to it still, but it is nice to be in a better place than I was a year ago and longer.
Thanks for following along on my blog and I will see you in a couple weeks with some new comic strips. I may post an article or update or poem here and there, but the strips will be on hold. I look forward to being able to give better card readings and making better oracle decks in the coming year.
Tim Edwin B.