How would a stranger that met you at a dinner party describe you?
What’s a party? It sounds dangerous.
Seriously though, I’ve no idea what strangers make of me, and one of the nice things about getting older is that I no longer care.
How old do you feel?
Most days I feel exactly the same as I have since I reached adulthood. I wake up early and full of energy, I do a load of stuff, I conk out again. I’ve been fortunate with my physical health and have never suffered unduly from periods, joint pain, or acute or chronic illness. My average weight is higher than it was when I was twenty, and I notice it takes me a little longer than it used to for me to recover from a cold or a hangover, but otherwise, going from 18 to my forties has not caused a noticeable difference in my physical being.