I find myself coming home, and anxious to get home, so I can tell my husband all about my "field trip". I am learning about Solid Waste, Rural Planning, Emergency Measures Planning, Fire Protection and on and on. I learned that we recycle a lot of our waste in this area, that we can create a rural plan that meets the needs of a variety of people, that we have fire trucks and firefighters doing lots of important work that no one notices until they need them, and I learned we are sadly lacking in emergency planning out here and that we can do something about that. This is a very limited summary of what I have learned. If this were my "job" or my "career' so much of the information would be routine for me but since it isn't, it is challenging me and dare I say actually interesting me.
So as we move on from old careers to new adventures we often take some of what worked for us in the former while finding something new to grab our attention again. No boredom here.