What do you put as your occupation once you’ve retired from full time paid work? I don’t want to be labelled ‘retired’. I could put ‘celebrant’,
or ‘volunteer’. I’m tempted to put ‘writer’. My celebrant role involves writing ceremonies. My volunteer role involves writing funding applications (ugh!). Plus I write a blog which has more than a thousand followers, and I write an occasional poem.
Recently I spoke to a young person who put their occupation as ‘none’. I don’t think I could bear to do that.
“My occupation just might be
Writer, cos that appeals to me.”