I have a young daughter part time. She is an adventure and means the world to me.
I bought a house in 2007 now cannot complain about being bored. There is always something to do weather or not I want to do it. My talents include nearly everything that a fixer upper requires. But that's not really who I am except that I am good with my hands, a problem solver, and I like projects.
I have an MFA and though I haven't made 'real' art in a long time I do look at the world with artists eyes. Colors, shapes, compositions are everywhere and endlessly changing and intriguing. As I write this I can see out my bathroom window which is framing a hawthorne branch coming into the picture frame from the top right loaded with red berries. From the bottom left a branch of a japanese maple with it's orange green leaves. Then in the background, two yellow green pears hanging against the backdrop of a dark green laurel. I could stare at that for hours. Sometimes the world is electrifying in it's intensity. Annie Dillard summed it up best,
"After the one extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances, flinging intricacies and colossi down aeons of emptiness...The whole show has been on fire from the word go. I come down to the water to cool my eyes. But everywhere I look I see fire; that which isn't flint is tinder, and the whole world sparks and flames."