Great Day in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkley

Seems like today was the end of the depression I’ve been feeling for the past week–I feel great now.
This morning, I was at a design firm with folks from a start-up I am advising, then I had lunch at Chez Panisse to discuss another project, and then more designers and start-ups in Oakland.
The meetings were very energizing and will help to move these projects forward.
Some conclusions:
Get out of San Jose on a regular basis, it makes a difference!
Work is a huge part of what I enjoy–I need to be working at a certain intensity and level to feel energized
A mini-vacation wouldn’t hurt either–I am going to take some time off later next week if I can.