well, i’m not getting much done here, but a lot of thinking. and i’ve come up with two really good things about freelancing. (oh – sorry about the one track mind here today) anyway. thing one: professional development. i’ve not been busy in awhile, and yet, when not busy, it behooved me to *look* busy, which does not allow for getting really in-depth involved in interesting non-work related projects. sure, i’d sit around and blog and surf, these things don’t reqire a great deal of focus, and can be done surreptitiously, keeping other windows open and clicking away when nedessary. but i would be so much better at what i do now if i’d been able to just immerse my non-busy self in creative new projects. so, this is good.
thing two: toys! stuff and things! i am going to be required to get cool new gadgets and goodies. i will need one of those nifty copier / printer / scanner dealies. i am going to no doubt need a better camera. ok i made that one up. but you know. suddenly my need for toys and goodies becomes real. and this is very, very good.
in summary, goofing off = good. buying toys = good. getting downsized = mighty fine by me.