I’m in a bit of a slump. I think I managed a fair bit last week, but this week I just don’t know what to do with myself.
There are a couple of things I need to do, here and there, but the most important thing for me to do is to put myself out there and find clients. The task seems so nebulous, though, that I have no clue where to start.

I’ve got things I could learn (I’ve been meaning to start on SVG and RDFa), or I could continue learning about PHP, but both of those leave me just sitting here in a self-contained environment.

So there it is: I’ve got to pay attention to the funding pipelines I’ve got access to (namely, logo work with my existing client for his clients), and get on the ball for other leads.
I’ve been meaning to talk to Modern Earth, a local web design business, but I haven’t yet been successful in reaching them.
I’ve already gotten someone working on a new Cozy Cabbage for my web site, instead of my horrible fuzz-filtered cabbage (which everyone complains looks pixelated).
I’ve got some documents about a business plan, and had just started reading them, but then I went through a massive desktop switcharound, which left me distracted for a few days. I’ve been getting back up to pace, now, so I can get back to work.

Mainly, I’ve got to limit my time spent on other things. I’ll check all my emails and visit my online things and even read through all my blogs quickly, but then I’ll somehow pitter around for another four hours.
As the day wears on, time goes faster. I’ll get a whole bunch done in the first four hours, and then suddenly eight more hours go by without me noticing. Suddenly, every time I look at the clock two hours have gone by.
I’ve got to recognize that point where everything starts to speed up, and focus on some sort of technique to slow it down again. Awareness?
Maybe I’ll make myself another tea.

Yeah, I think I feel a lot better. Many thanks to Sushi Monster for these lovely photos. She was right: they made me smile, and got me out of a negative mindset.

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