[VIDEO BLOG] EAT THE LEMONS
When life gives you lemons, eat them.
Life has been a struggle lately. I am attempting to have MnDOT reimburse me at least partially for almost $300 that I had to spend to replace a nearly-new tire and one rim, after striking a large pothole at night. The $20-$50 copays for my therapist, psychiatrist, and prescriptions have taken a huge bite out of my personal budget. Since I have started producing more work (eye strain), I have been plagued with frequent headaches. I found a couple of my old (like 10-20 years) pairs of glasses, but I need an eye exam. And to purchase new lenses and/or frames. And to see a dentist. It is costly even with insurance.
I am doing my best to balance all this with reinvesting into my business, and bringing my work to new conventions and venues in the Midwest and around the country. I am also seeking an affordable civil attorney — if you are, or you can recommend one — to consult regarding intellectual property issues.
August will be a difficult month. I have picked up about 40 additional hours at my day job, and will be returning to my commission waiting list soon. I did not come so far, or work so hard, to give up or be discouraged. If you have been considering signing up for my Patreon, making a one-time gift/contribution, or purchasing some artwork, now is an extremely helpful time to do so.