Interesting thread! So much diversity here!
So to add to the diversity, I am an artisan. I work in a little company of three artisans in Denver, Colorado called Renaissance Leather. We have shops at 5 different Renaissance faires and a small online presence. We make things like belts, belt pouches, hand bags, weapons carriers, etc. I can’t think of any other occupation where I could make friends like Impus Electai and Sir Pogo Von Poofypants! It’s a good life.