I always love getting asked the question, “What do you do for a living?”
The answer should be simple. “I’m a journalist” or “I’m in media,” I should say, but I can never seem to allow myself to go the easy route.
I often simplify it to the degree where it goes a little something like this: “I’m a writer. I cover food and finance.”
That seems to be good enough for some people. Others probe. Depending on what they do for a living, they’re often more interested in one or the other. I find myself engaging in many different types of conversations given their interests and playing up whichever side they seem to be more taken with.
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