I'm not 67, I'm 22 with 4½ decades of experience.
I'm not old, I'm seasoned.
I have been a research chemist, secondary school teacher, bank officer, Works Chemist in a factory, software developer and managed a virtual team scattered around the globe. I have been a life-long learner: in 2019 I completed a series of courses leading to an internationally recognised Service Management qualification.
Failure has been a constant companion too: it means I have striven for ‘stretch goals’ rather than been complacent. It’s also made me more resilient to knocks that inevitably came along. I was in the school Cross Country team, but never in the first six over the line. I got a lower second bachelor’s degree, but still got postgraduate funding. I have three adult children I am proud of, all with better grade first degrees than mine, but I can still tease them that my Master’s degree out-trumps theirs.
I have also had the last laugh at the teacher who told my parents “Robert is too slow to pass a stationary bus.”
I think I’ve done okay.