I just reread the post I wrote a few years ago about my first 24-Hour Zine Thing experience. I know I already wrote a post about how much I want to participate in that challenge again, but I think it bears repeating, because goddamn, I want a 24HZT again!
Alas, times have changed. I am no longer single. I don’t spend every waking hour locked in a warm shelter room, plastered with posters of my favorite singers and bands. I don’t have an endless amount of free hours to engage in hardcore zine-production followed by hardcore zzz’s production. I am no longer the only person in my life I need to tend to. I already said all of that.
And reading that post, I can’t believe it was actually written by me (except for the roach phobia part. That’s all me. Still so terrified of roaches, I could faint if I see one). I can’t believe I managed to stay up for a straight 24 hours without passing out from exhaustion halfway through. I can’t believe I managed to sleep for a straight 14 hours thereafter, without waking up a single time, not even to pee.
These days, I’m tired all the time. By 11 p.m., I’m out like a light. And despite that, I can never sleep in. Even on weekends when I leave my morning maternal duties to my mom or my husband, I never sleep past 9 a.m. Taking naps in the afternoon is impossible because I have a really hard time falling asleep, and have to get up to pee every five minutes. I roll around in bed and wait for the alarm to go off.
That’s why I participate in other challenges like International Zine Month and ZineWriMo. At least, it satisfies my need to produce kickass zines for a little while, and have a whole month to do it.
I can’t wait for July!
Peace, love and it’s a zine come true!