Before today, I would have either said that I used to be xxx or I would say I was retired but then feel totally and perfectly inadequate and devalued because of it.
But, apparently, I'm over that! Julie did ask what I had done before I retired which was nice of her but she also asked how I fill my days other than swimming and I was back to lame. I knit and watch tv and play on the internet. Now, that all seems fascinating, doesn't it?
One of the most difficult things I discovered when I first decided to do this was how to fill my days (and also what to tell people when they asked so I didn't sound like an idiot). I haven't figured out that parenthetical part quite yet. But, I'm pretty ok with how I fill my days and with being retired. Only took 18 months - call me Speedy.