16 Things It's Okay To Not Have Figured Out By Your Thirties
Dating, relationships, and human interaction in general. Illustrated by comedian Mo Welch's "Live From Lombard" cartoon series.
BuzzFeed spoke with the self proclaimed "well-adjusted thirtysomething" about the inspiration behind her project:
BuzzFeed: Okay, so what inspired this Blair character for you?
Mo Welch: The inspiration came from staying at my moms house in Lombard, IL alone while she and my stepdad were on vacation. I was depressed and all of the beer in their house was from their wedding five years ago, so instead of drinking away my depression for a month or writing stand up jokes, I started drawing these Blair cartoons about how I felt. I felt like I was a melting ice cube, all of the feelings were happening and so the cartoon and long walks in suburbia helped be process my feelings. Anyway, I just draw them all in the morning on sketchbooks I bought from Walgreens and people seem to relate to them.
BF: Are these all based of real personal experiences?
MW: A lot of them are but some are just a darker version of my opinion on something, like bridal showers. Anything involving daddy issues or masturbation are from my life (CALL ME).
BF: Any advice for the other depressed (well-adjusted) thirtysomethings out there?
MW: It's okay to not have everything figured out. Nobody has it figured out and if they do they are an asshole. It's okay to eat a Pop Tart for dinner once in awhile. It's okay to watch Nicholas Sparks movies alone in the theater on opening night. It's okay to feel or be depressed. I always think of the Frida Kahlo quote that goes as follows: "I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her an imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you."