I really like the bio from my blog, but that was easy to write. Emphasis on the “write” part there. For me, everything is easier in writing. I’ve been attentive at this for a few weeks, and am finally starting to adjust my way of answering the question “What do you do for a living?”.
I generally said “I craft, tutor, babysit (and write).”
Now wouldn’t the following sound so much better?
“(I used to be a floral artist – and still am at heart.)
Currently, when I’m not, as some phrase it, “wasting time” writing, my day job consists of tutoring English, running my freelance plaster crafting business with an emphasis on wedding favor orders. I am on the writer’s staff of Milliver’s Travels, and an Associate Editor of Friday Flash Dot Org. To keep myself buys in the afternoons, I also babysit a little girl.”
(Actually, it does sound sooo much better. I tried it out when I went to a middle-school reunion a couple of weeks ago.)
A little bit of tweaking to that first answer and no one suspects how low my actual income is ;)
Your turn, cause I’m really curious: How do you say what you do?
*Blog post inspired by this question from Danielle LaPorte’s The Burning Questions Series.