I Hate Labels.

Jill Metcalfe
3 min readFeb 8, 2021
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

In their bios on blogging platforms like Medium or Quora, people tend to put things like Writer, Mother, Business Owner. Technically, I am all of those things, but I don’t feel comfortable sticking those labels on myself.

The only label I’ve ever felt happy to acknowledge is Translator. When I became entitled to that badge in 1993, I’d spent the previous two years telling the people who asked me what I did, “Well, at the moment I’m…

Jill Metcalfe

Notion maximalist and note-taker. Overthinking and under-executing since 1991.