Every year, Kenyon College sends out a letter its alums, asking if they would mind answering current students' questions about their careers. I happily filled these forms out when I was a commercial radio DJ and a social worker. Now it was time to do it again, as something else.
I filled out the form with: Profession - Writer. I summarized my publication history, and listed my professional memberships. Where it asked for career trajectory after leaving Kenyon, I mentioned being declared disabled, but turning that into writing.
At the bottom of the questionnaire, it said: If you have any advice to offer to someone new to the profession, write it on the back of this page.
I filled up the whole thing.