I’m in denial. Officially, I turned 60 today, on March 14, 2011. But I am not really 60.
I read somewhere that the more birthdays you have, the longer you live.
I remember when I got my first job out of school in 1973 with Balfour Guthrie Canada Limited as an International Commodity Trader and was handed paperwork to fill out. One form said “Expected Retirement Date March 14, 2016” and I remember thinking that it was almost impossible to imagine the year 2016. Somehow we have gotten this far and 2016 isn’t quite so difficult to imagine.
Back in 1973, I would never have imagined what the world would be like to day. I remember asking my boss for a calculator. We had one that was as big as a Buick and you typed in numbers and it rattled and shook and spit out the answer maybe 10 seconds later. We used to communicate by sending a telex or a telegram to countries like India and China.
I also would never have imagined that at age 60, I would still be playing hockey, baseball and lacrosse or running 5 to 10K to stay in shape. So I guess I really am 60 but not the 60 I imagined when I was younger.