I’ve been neglecting this blog even more as this month progresses. Out of nowhere really I just got swamped with projects and clients. It’s funny how you can go through lulls in the week (or month) and then all in one day everything comes pouring in from all different directions! I’ve been working 11 hour days (which may not seem like a lot of hours for some people, but since freelancing it’s my first taste of it) and it’s both tiring and exciting. At night my brain feels like mush but my body feels awake and that’s probably because I’ve just been sitting at my desk all day, so it’s hard for me to fall asleep at a decent time lately.
I’ve been forcing myself to write lists of things I need to take care of, whether that be sending designs to the client or a long list of changes for a site I’m developing, I think it’s a good feeling to cross things off a list. Usually I’ll run things I need to do in my head and get through them project by project, but I realize it gives me a good sense of accomplishment and order. When it’s all in my head it puts more stress on me with all the things I need to remember and reference back to in emails, but if I just took the time to write things I need to get done down on a list as I got them it would relieve my worry a bit. I’m going to start to use TeuxDeux again and hopefully this time I won’t neglect it.
Last night I finally got around to watching this Creative Mornings with Ping Fu and I just ate up everything she talked about. It’s amazing what she’s gone through and her words in the end are so powerful and something I’ll always remember whenever I feel like something’s missing in my life.
“Pleasure, flow, and meaning…If I’m not happy…I can ask…which part is missing?”
— Ping Fu