Two quick things, today. First up?
A Steel-Reinforced Habit-Habitat Update.
You remember my crisis with the Monster-Counsel, and the steel reinforced Habit Habitat they wanted me to build? No?
Well, it’s all in those links, but here’s a quick refresher: While trying to assess my entrepreneurial limits, I discovered a big nest of metaphorical mental monsters, who were absolutely terrified I was going to disturb Mr.Spouse with requests for help for my business.
Or by just breathing.
After a bit of monster whispering, I discovered that the core fear was actually about lost productivity. Being exposed to a Disturbed Spouse tends to disrupt my productivity, sometimes drastically. So the monsters were trying to protect my productivity by keeping me from “bothering” him. Which really isn’t a reasonable or possible way to share a house much less maintain a marriage. I told them something needed to change.
So the monsters held a secret, overnight consultation, and the next morning, presented me with a plan: a steel-reinforced habitat my productivity could live in. That sounded awesome, even if I didn’t know what it might look like.
As of 9am this morning, I still had no idea what it would look like, with only the vaguest concept that I might want to resurrect a long neglected habit of morning report/check-ins/to-do lists.