I’m a woman in my forties and live in Australia, where I identify as a Pom.
I also identify as a hermit. Your traditional writer-in-a-garret is what I always aspired to be. At university I chose English and Medieval Studies – but in the latter, I did the literature units until I had run out. This is telling. I never paid attention to the practical side of life and so I have stupid jobs.
I’m a happy single, these days. No pets, because I rent. Otherwise I’d have a zoo.