Sure, like all of us
I’ve been doing stuff,
fifty-plus years of stuff.
College student, drop out, a long-haired drifter hitch-hiking around the US & Europe, then a short-haired Navy radioman in the Aleutians & Vietnam. More drifting--Ireland to India & Nepal, herding carp on a kibbutz along the way. Back in school, studied philosophy, literature, living on the streets. Had a whole lotta jobs—installing chain-link fences, working in a railroad car factory, handyman, burger joint, lawn mower, dorm cook, swamper on a gin pole truck in the Kansas oil fields, janitor, dialysis center, teacher, stock options, snack bar, abstractor/indexer...
Joined the State Department (Foreign Service) in 1987, travelled muchly. Learned French, Japanese (for an aborted assignment), Hebrew. Lived in Barbados, Paris, Tel Aviv, DC. One marriage, no children, many good years, widowed (Cristin died in 2005).
Retired in 2006, sold my house along with almost everything else in 2010, packed my few remaining possessions, and drove to the West Coast. [“California, here I come!” picture below.]
Now a poet (writing as William de Kypia), old, maybe lazy but not too crazy.