1. Where do you work? 2. What do you do? / What do you do for a living? 3. I work at... [Microsoft]. 4. I'm a/an... [accountant]. 5. I'm unemployed. / I'm between jobs at the moment. 6. I'm looking for work. 7. I'm a stay-at-home mom/dad. 8. I run my own business. 9. I'm a freelance... [writer/designer/etc.] 10. I'm retired.
Feelings of obligation, of being steamrolled by family traditions, or of simply meeting family expectations and traversing the traditional family?related emotional landmines can all add to seasonal stress. Don t be afraid to set and adhere to healthy boundaries.