The good things – Immediate needs and financial priorities list

  1. I was commissioned back in January to paint four paintings (by a person who wishes to remain anonymous) or as one large painting that depicts the four seasons in my own style of painting. There was no time period set as a completion date for delivery. I will set one now. Friday, April 20/2007.
  2. I was commissioned to complete a design and logo for Scott Wallick and his wife Binita. I have begun the project and have already sent the initial proofs and they have since come back to me for alterations. Things got out of hand this week Scott. I am making the necessary changes in my life to complete this project. Date for completion – April 08/2007.
  3. I need toothpaste.
  4. Rodrigo Pradel’s MailArt arrived in the post today. Made my day dude! I have yet to open the package and peer inside. I am excited about this. I hope my packaged MailArt arrives to you soon. I sent it regular mail as I could not afford express mail.
  5. Discontinue use of Pepsi tomorrow. I began drinking an awful lot of it during the past week and especially last night.
  6. Return all bottles/cans for money tomorrow. Buy toothpaste and cigarettes with money.
  7. I have enough food. My hydro and internet are paid up to date.
  8. I will need to cover another $500 in rent if my ex-roommate stops payment on her check for this month. I DO need to cover the other half of the damage deposit she did not pay. I have until the end of the month to cover that.
  9. I will be signing a new lease with my landlord in my own name. No roommate, no ex-boyfriend. And the hard feelings I have for them are fading. I am as much a part of this mess as they were.
  10. Breathing. Breath deeply in and out for 10 breaths.
  11. I got myself into this mess and I will get myself out of this mess. Messes can be organized. I will do my best.
  12. Try not to think about the past. If it comes into mind accept it and it will pass. The future is not now. The present is peace of mind.
  13. Do NOT go into more debt. I have not gone into more debt since my ex-boyfriend left. It has been hard but I am doing it. Continue working. Working is good. Working pays off debt.
  14. I can not begin selling my artwork online through Etsy because I cannot and choose not to use my Visa. I have four more payments to make and Visa will be happy. I had already negotiated with them back in January to make 6 equal payments and not use the card while making them. I have made two payments thus far. I am proud of myself for doing that and am sticking to it. These negotiations have kept me out of collection. I had excellent credit through my twenties and early thirties. I hope to have that back again as I enter my mid-thirties.
  15. Go see my doctor and speak with her about a prescription. I went and purchased Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Benedryl) to combat an extreme anxiety attack where I broke out in hives and something leaked in my right ear. Talk to the doctor about this. Show her the pages I wrote out after the attack. Ask about getting my hearing and vision checked.
  16. Pray to whatever is out there.
  17. If you are interested in sponsoring this Blog please get in touch with me. You can contact me easily now. I created a contact page thanks to an article on Lorelle’s Blog that pointed me to a great contact plugin by Mike Cherim. Note to self – Donate to the plugin creator via paypal today. Done.
  18. Contact Astronutrition for any immediate design work they need done, today.
  19. I contacted Gallery Gachet located here in the city of Vancouver two evenings ago. They specifically work with mentally retarded people. Strike that. 😉 They work with Artists who are facing mental health issues and who use their feelings to create their art with. They have many links to organizations who work with artist’s to overcome personal fears and in so doing, help them make a living through their art. I hope they respond to my inquiry.
  20. Respect all those around me including myself. Remain calm and focus on on the above numbered tasks.
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10 thoughts on “The good things – Immediate needs and financial priorities list”

  1. Congratulations on taking the positive steps to get some control back in your life. Also, the breathing sounds like a good idea.

  2. Whoa! Jessica, prioritize my dear. Toothpaste before my little project, please. 😉

    We’re not in a big rush. I know I do my best work when I’m not stressed. So put it on the side, work on some of your other projects, and let’s visit mine come the end of this month. :-)

    Hang in there. You’ll get through.

    – scott

  3. man this is mad torture…. i still havent received it yet but it should be there tomorra… cant wait. sending some love and the best for you.
    Keep me in mind JESSICA!!!

  4. Yes, cutting off the Pepsi is good!

    What happened with your roommate? Last I read about her, she was moving in a few weeks. I guess things didn’t work out.

    Oh well, doesn’t matter. I am in a stage of my life where I could not and would not want to live with a roomie, unless you count my wife.

  5. Mr. Angry – Breathing went well this weekend. I didn’t hold my breath for too long. I am surprised yet relieved at the outcome. We each control our own destiny don’t we?

  6. Scott – Your kindness is gracious Scott. You are an understanding human being. Doing design work under pressure is great sometimes yet the final result looks rushed. Thank you for the extension. I will be opening the initial proofs soon.


  7. Rodrigo – Monday (Easter Monday) is a Canada Post holiday. You should get it in the mail Tuesday I HOPE. Friday was also a holiday for government workers and bankers. Geese they get all the breaks eh? 😉

    Kepp me in mind JESSICA!!!

    You are always on my mind…
    You are always on my mind…
    Sung in my best Willie Nelson voice.

  8. range – I didn’t do as I had planned with the pepsi. I haven’t completely cut it out but am down to one can a day again. And that is ok right now for me.

    Note – I don’t think I can discuss too much about my roommate without breaking some laws or coming to close to infringing on the privacy of another. It is better to leave this issue quiet as not everything is resolved yet on the part of me, the ex-roommate and the building manager.

    I have chosen to remain silent. I was not asked to do so by anyone. My sanity pushed me to just move on and let be, what was.

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