When you’re 80+, the past recedes into obscure unimportance. Degree(s),Teaching Probation – No, not as a client! Teaching students how to become Probation Officers. Fortunately my dear white haired old mother went to her grave believing I had a respectable job, playing the piano in a brothel!
But the future? After retirement: A Reason from the Stars series set in the English Civil War---4 memoirs of Tom Fletcher (young doctor of Worcester) already. Will there be another? And another? And another? More short stories? Slush piles? No thanks.
When I exit right, arguing the toss with the Grim Reaper, my son will gather up all my unsold slim volumes and have a Bonfire of my Vanities.