Today I celebrate my sixtieth birthday. When I was at school, a thirty year-old looked very old to me. Today she looks very young.
I don’t feel as if I am sixty. I feel as full of enthusiasm for life as I did when I was sixteen. Thinking about it, I am probably even more motivated now than I was when I was a teenager.
I am still a child. Ask anyone who knows me.
I still love to play [field] hockey every Saturday. I have been playing since I was seven. My team-mates often tell me that I will eventually get it right if I keep trying.
I run almost every day. When I don’t run, I row my machine in the garage for at least four kilometres.
I love my job and interacting with my colleagues around the world.
I enjoy writing and will soon publish my second novel. Check out my first: Eleven Miles.
I enjoy time travel more than I ever did, especially now that I have perfected my coach. I delight on taking my tourists to times gone by to meet some of my oldest acquaintances. Please join me on my latest coach tour.
I don’t have any real secret to maintaining my motivation and enthusiasm. Sub-consciously, I have been following Aldous Huxley’s advice for decades, and I shall continue to do so.
“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”
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