Oh, You’re A Writer? What Do You Write?

The social stress of being unable to explain what you do in a sentence.

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Knots form in my stomach when I meet new people. I don’t have social anxiety, just a complicated career. A career that’s independent, creative, and often inexplicable within the span of time a new acquaintance is willing to devote themselves to hearing about it. Jobs are the “thing” about us, aren’t they? If we all end up in…