Are you defined by your job title?

On the first Monday in March, I woke up slightly surprised to find I still existed. Four weeks earlier I had resigned from my job, bringing to an end five years of working at a national newspaper (this one). Over the years I had, in ways I hadn’t noticed, become used to being a part of it. We start each day with a number of identities in place, but I hadn’t realised the degree to which, across a spectrum in which I am friend, daughter and godparent, my job title…

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