Have you ever done one of those Myers Briggs psychometric tests? Many moons ago and on a different life trajectory, such things were important. I'm an ENTJ, the E bit of which stands for extraversion, which is not so much about being a larger than life, soul of the party type, but more about the fact that I gain energy from interraction with people.
New faces, new places, different things - they are what I find stimulating. Which is something that easily gets forgotten in my life as it is now. But over the weekend, I snuck off to an open garden event close to me and as I walked through a new space, a little bit of excitement snuck up on me.
A proper cutting garden, prairie planting, making more of the house's architecture. There was even a perfect annexe with a glass walled section (I felt a craft barn retreat centre coming on).
And then I stopped to laugh at myself. Looking at the bigger picture, spotting what could be improved, making plans - that's how I used to make my living. I loved it. I was good at it. But it doesn't really sit too well with happy domesticity and it's slower pace, routine and incremental change.
The optimist in me knows there must be a way of combining the two. Perhaps Hubby is right after all - we need a project. He wants a cowshed with no roof and five acres.....