Da Vinci had the luxury of having patrons...Most of us modern day P's have to work.
I do a pretty good job of hiding my Pness in the working world. I'm a project manager so it's all about details, tracking time and deadlines. Organization and time management are all things that I learned as an undergrad and graduate student. There's nothing like going to school full time, working 2-3 jobs, and juggling extra curricular activities to make you learn some cat wrangling skills,and I don't mean to brag but my Pness is quite large so it's definitely not something that comes easily to me.
I'm out of work at the moment so being able to have fun with my Pness has been great after several years of enforced Jdom.
Anyone else wish we could go back to the days of patrons and sponsors?