Now, some of you might be thinking, "Hold on a minute. She doesn't look very much like an ocean rower. Isn't she meant to be about this tall and about this wide and maybe look a bit more like these guys?"
You'll notice, they've all got something that I don't. Well, I don't know what you're thinking, but I'm talking about the beards.
And no matter how long I've spent on the ocean, I haven't yet managed to muster a decent beard, and I hope that it remains that way.
For a long time, I didn't believe that I could have a big adventure. The story that I told myself was that adventurers looked like this. I didn't look the part. I thought there were them and there were us, and I was not one of them.
So for eleven years, I conformed. I did what people from my kind of background were supposed to do. I was working in an office in London as a management consultant. And I think I knew from day one that it wasn't the right job for me.
might be doing: 可能正在做...
be meant to do/be: 按道理....../理应......
manage to do s.th（经过努力）做到
look the part: 看上去像模像样，看起来样子像那种人
be supposed to do s.th：应该/理应做