I started refereeing soccer in 2004. It doesn’t really feel like that long ago, which is sort of scary. Following my most recent regional level match, our assessor told the other referees that they should look at me as the “senior referee” and do the things that I do. That is extremely strange to me. Another example of this is when a 30 year old girl tells you that you have a pretty cool (48 year old) dad. That is sort of strange and cool at the same time..weird.