I was at a cocktail party a few years ago when a blonde, seemingly ageless woman asked, “so, what do you do?”
“Well,” I fumbled, “um, I do a few different things. I was an executive in the mental health industry for about 20 years, but now I’m writing, consulting, and traveling quite a bit. I’m also helping start a non-profit.” I was embarrassed by my rambling, vague answer.
“Mmm,” she said knowingly, “you’re pretired.”