These comics about a baby penguin trying to get its life together are totally relatable

The struggle is real for this young emperor penguin

Inspired by his love for birds and interest in ordinary life, Japanese artist Sheba creates comics about a baby emperor penguin trying to figure out life one day at a time. Sheba’s artworks show the cute penguin making an effort to get basic daily tasks done, and while the flightless bird doesn’t always succeed, it’s actually what makes these drawings very relatable to many. Take a look at some of Sheba’s adorable creations below, and be reminded that it’s okay to fail as long as you pick yourself up and try again.

#1 Gymnastics

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Baby penguin should really consider shedding off some pounds after failing to lift its own body weight in this gymnastics obstacle. While there’s a springboard to help the chick propel itself over the trapezoid hurdle, baby penguin is just too feeble to get to the other side of the barricade.