Hello world, meet Jim the anxiety octopus

Let me introduce you to a very close friend of mine. This is Jim, Jim is an anxiety octopus we grew up together and as long as I can remember there was never a time when Jim wasn’t a part of my life. He’s always been there coiled around my rib cage.

Jim likes to coil himself around the old ticker and give it an extra squeeze or two from time to time. Except for when I’m doing work I care about, then Jim never stops squeezing.

So if you see me tapping my foot, cracking my knuckles, being restless as usual, it’s mostly because Jim is coiled extra tight at that moment.

Bad Jim!

But I’ve grown used to him over time. Look at him wave, he’s such a charmer when he wants to be. There’s no reason why Jim should even exist but he’s just always there. A lot of people live with their own versions of Jim. Making friends with them might just help.

This is the first sketch of a series I’m doing on inner demons. Comment if you have other such vivid images regarding yours.

Life will commence shortly as soon as Jim lets go.

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