Struggles Of An Anxious and Introverted Freelancer
When I first saw one of these cartoons from: The Daily Struggles Of An Anxious and Introverted Freelancer, on Design Taxi, I immediately felt that ‘this person’ knew exactly how I can feel at the best of times!
I actually felt a sense of relief when I started scanning all Sow’s cartoons, as one-by-one I realise I surely wasn’t the only freelance graphic designer to feel these things.
Being an introvert I can totally relate to pretty much ALL of the cartoons that Sow has so brilliantly drawn for his Tumblr: Struggles Of An Anxious and Introverted.
Some of the ones I REALLY relate to: “The hardest is not the 10 hours you spent on a difficult design. It’s the taking the phone to call the client.”, “People just don’t get how important work is to me…”, “I know I should not, but I take every “no” very personally. I suck.”, “Sometimes you lose all your ability to speak when you have to answer a very important email…”
— TAXI (@designtaxi) October 7, 2015
I’m sure there are people out there who think this line of thinking is just pathetic, and bordering on the ‘really feeling sorry for yourself’, but the reality is far more complex that that, and I’d flip it back to say that these people are simply ‘trivialising things/emotions they can’t, or don’t want to understand.’
This is how Sow explains his cartoons:
“Hello, I’m Sow, a freelance designer and illustrator. And a huge anxious and introvert person.
As it is really not easy and I don’t know who to share this with, I thought I could share it with you on the internet.
I think many of the comics can be applied to many other situations, even for non introverts or non anxious people.
So, thanks for enjoying those.”
Find Sow Elsewhere
Sow’s project: “Struggles Of An Anxious and Introverted Freelance Designer”, has also been featured on many websites, which must be a massive boon: Bored Panda / DesignTaxi / Metro UK / Demilked / Next Shark / Blazepress / Nomades Digitais (Br) / DailyBest (It) / In Pixel I Trust (Fr)
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