I like having a good think while walking. I generally evaluate travel destinations in terms of the interesting new alcohol that's likely to be available. I am a bitter pessimist and probably too idealistic to be political. I overthink things. I am a huge nerd, but I do get paid for that.
I also write. I have been paid more than fifty pence for things I have written, which I'm pretty sure makes me a "professional science fiction author". The best thing I've written is this.